Chicago welcomes in the winter
The throng of people at the gate at New York's LaGuardia airport, which vie's with O'Hare for the skankiest airport in the US, told its own story on Wednesday night. We were informed that their were "weather delays" between New York and Chicago.
When we left Chicago on Tuesday afternoon the weather was a pleasant and mild 16C (60F) but when we landed (two and a half hours late) on Wednesday evening it was a chilly -4C, a drop of 40 degrees in about a 30 hour spell.
Snow covered the ground, the famous wind blew and it was bloody freezing. Thank god for my coat which I had sweltered in walking around a balmy New York earlier in the day.
This morning the walk to work was brutal - the coldest day in 8 months in the windy city, -7C. Hello winter.