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Focus on the Bizarre Weather

By Olivia Leigh in Miscellaneous on Jan 5, 2007 4:30PM


When we started hearing that Chicago would be experiencing a mild winter, we were pretty excited at the prospect of having dangerous road conditions for only a few days out of the season. However, as we move toward the middle of January, we can’t help but be a little disconcerted. Meteorologists The oh-so-reliable NYC doorman, Rudolph Williams, is saying that the Earth is “recalibrating itself” for the cold winter we had last year. The possibly more trustworthy meteorologists are chalking it up to our good amigo, El Nino, as well of the location of the jet stream this year, saying that we don’t need to be running to Al Gore just yet.

Regardless of whether you’re on the recalibration or global-warming bandwagon, you can’t help but be a little wistful for a light dusting of snow and some hot chocolate-inspiring temperatures. Here’s hoping that the overcast skies we saw yesterday pour down more than just rain later this winter and next, and that Chicago blizzards don’t become as much a relic of the past as hotels advertising color television.