No, not out partying!! We were trying to get some sleep during that storm. It was a loud snowstorm. That sounds stupid but the wind was a steady 30 mph, gusting up to 60. It sounded like a train was going down the road, all night long.
This morning the view is snowy and the local news station says that we had 20 inches in nearby St. Charles - northern Illinois for those of you who asked where we are located. It's about 50 miles due west of Chicago.
We are no strangers to wind in northern Illinois but the freight train variety that roared all night long is unnerving, even to us. It's still blowing but not in the same intensity.
I've not yet been outside to survey the accumulation but it sure doesn't look like 20 inches from my vantage point here in the house. The snowstorm in 1999 seemed much worse. It was a terrible cleanup mess and the Farmer was in Florida! The dig out fell to me.
This time around he's sick. Does he plan these things?
I'll be back later with some photos of the snowfall. I'm going to suit up in my snowmobile gear and take a look. Don't worry, that gear keeps you snug and warm, even at 70 mph on a sled.