Frozen Campuses The Polar Vortex will be here! I’m seeing headlines such as: ‘CHICAGO COLDEST EVER! FROSTBITE IN MINUTES! -60° WIND CHILL MINNEAPOLIS.’ Note the all-caps, exclamation-pointed focus. Whenever I read that headline, the first people we considered were the pupils at the University of Chicago, Northwestern University and all the other campuses over which The Vortex will sweep (and it has currently swept) this week.
It isn’t just like the regular winter that is non-Vortexn’t already caused issues here within the northern climes. Yesterday, I had to create a death-defying journey over the frozen, icy tundra of my driveway within my spouse’s Honda CR-V. The snow and ice covering my concrete-paved driveway would require a pet D-9 bulldozer to break it loose. Mother Nature is showing no mercy only at the beginning of 2019.
To facilitate my partner’s venture towards the supermarket, I moved her automobile towards the end of this driveway, that may probably be its parking that is new spot outside of the garage, until all of this ice and snow loosens up — hopefully by June or July. The outside atmosphere temperature was hovering just above zero this past week and also for the next three mornings, it will be FROSTBITE IN MINUTES! ‘Just above zero’ reminds me of later comedian George Carlin’s bit because the Hippy Dippy Weatherman. He reported, ‘The temperature is zero. No weather today.’