308. Be Amazed by Mother Nature

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The Blizzard of 2011

Well, we all survived the Blizzard of 2011, waking up to over 20 inches of snow and snowdrifts that looked like midwest mountains. Our whole street spent morning and night digging out. It was a rare day where neighbors were all outside working together with a common goal peppered by random acts of kindness. The guys with the monster snowblowers didn’t stop at their own driveways and kids had the time of their lives. This storm will go down in history as the third largest snow total ever recorded in the Chicago area and, though my one-year-old was stuck inside all day, even he was amazed.

The Blizzard of 2011

There were cheers from the kids two doors down this afternoon when they heard the news that Barrington School District 220 canceled classes once again for tomorrow, citing “continued weather factors”. And now that the snow has ended for most of the Chicago area, it’s time to brace for a deep freeze. Temperatures are expected to drop to as low as 3 degrees overnight, with windchills of 20 to 30 degrees below zero.

I was so excited tonight to see the many pictures submitted for our Barrington Blizzard SNOW DAY Photo Contest. I’ll be putting all of those together to share here at 365Barrington.com and looking forward to finding out whether my car will make it down the driveway tomorrow.

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