Chicago--Maybe a stormy Saturday

By: juslivn, 6:50 PM GMT on May 26, 2010

June 12: Prayers for those victims and their families in Arkansas. How horrible.

I suppose I should start a new blog thread, but for now--
Weather here will see chance of thunderstorms developing, and could see some heavy rainfall in areas. It will remain overcast with a lot of humidity, but the temp will at least stay below 90 with the clouds. More instability builds tonight, but discussion mainly points to potentially heavy rainfall.

Discussion is quite lengthy today so just posting the link:
Will try to post warnings or alerts as possible in the body of the blog. Oops Noaa radio just went off...may be a busy day. Stay safe.

http://forecast.weather.gov/product.php?site=NWS&issuedby=LOT&product=AFD&format=CI&version=1&gloss ary=1


June 10, 2010 - One GOAL! The Stanley Cup! Wow! and Buf was awesome and I love Niemi and then Patrick Kane scored the last goal, and Buf was awesome, and Sharpe and Ladd scored...and it went into overtime!!!!! Ahhhhhh! We won we won we won!!!


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You Guys Made US Proud!!! In the Olympics and this win--the whole past few years!!!
Chicago Tribune Photo

Blackhawks victory parade set for Friday
June 10, 2010 7:31 AM | 15 Comments | UPDATED STORY
Chicago officials this morning outlined plans for city's official Blackhawks celebration,

On Friday, a parade will start at the intersection of Wacker Drive and Washington Street, proceed east to Michigan Avenue, then up Michigan to East Wacker Drive, where a rally will begin sometime between 11 a.m. and 11:30 a.m.

"Chicago's a great city and we will celebrate in style," said Jose Santiago, executive director of the city's Office of Emergency Management and Communications. "And we'll always keep in mind safety, security for everyone that will be traveling to this city."

The Blackhawks team and front office personnel will ride double-decker buses for the parade.
Megan McDonald, executive director for the Mayor's Office of Special Events, said the rally should wrap up between noon and 1 p.m.

"I think the idea is really to get the crowds dispersed prior to the Crosstown Classic starting," she said.

MacDonald noted a hectic but celebratory weekend lies ahead with the beginning of the Sox-Cubs three-game series at Wrigley Field, as well as the Blues Festival in Grant Park.

City officials said they couldn't predict how many people will turn out for the parade.

McDonald noted 350,000 people celebrated downtown during a parade in 2005 for the White Sox when they won the World Series, the last time a professional sports team from the city won a title.

She said she expects something comparable for Friday's Blackhawks parade and rally.

"Stay hydrated, wear sunscreen, stay out of the sun. If you're bringing small children down there, just keep in mind we want people to be safe," she advised.

Chicago Police Assistant Deputy Supt. Steve Georgas said the road closures around the parade route will take place shortly before 10:30 a.m.

"Certainly, traffic will be challenging, and I think people need to be patient and understand there's a lot going on in the city," McDonald said.

"As we know Chicago is a tremendous sports city. We are tremendous sports fans. And I hope that everybody celebrates in a classy and stylish and respectful way, that we're loud and proud and we let the Blackhawks know what this city thinks about them and how grateful we are to have them as our home team," McDonald said.

Chicago Transit Authority President Richard Rodriguez said people taking public transportation into the Loop should prepare for extra travel times during the celebration. He said bus routes along the parade route will be detoured.

Georgas said there were a handful of arrests overnight of overactive celebrants.

"Nothing out of the ordinary," he said.

Chicago Fire Department First Deputy Commissioner Robert Hoff said there were about 70 emergency calls during the festivities for "cuts and bruises," but said the celebrations were "relatively peaceful."

--Jeremy Gorner


June 9: (Getting ready for the game) It's 6:30, we're getting together a bit early, we've got a full tank of gas, it's sundown and we're wearing sunglasses!!!! LET'S HIT IT HAWKS!



Here is a clip of news from IL and a segment on Ohio, (continues in the clips from WGN TV).

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We lost no lives here in IL, one person is still in critical condition, and that truly is a miracle, a total miracle. But hundreds of homes were devestated and clean up now begins, and lives to be put back together.



June 2, 2010 The pattern of a chance of thunderstorms continues throughout the week each day, with SPC putting us into the 'Slight' Risk of Severe on Friday. Discussion is monitoring conditions for later this afternoon, and seems to be iffy on chances for some severe with additional heavy rainfall (link to discussion) http://forecast.weather.gov/product.php?site=NWS&issuedby=LOT&product=AFD&format=CI&version=1&glossa ry=1

May 28, 2010- Could we have a better Memorial Day weekend to kick off then this one with our Blackhawks in the Stanley Cup Finals!
It's been 40 years, 40 years since we won the Stanley Cup. Last time the Hawks made the finals was 1992. We are hoping this will be the year!

Boating Season will begin in full Chain O' Lakes swing this weekend and it's shaping up to be a nice one:
Chance of showers or thunderstorms Weds evening
Thurs pleasant in the mid 70's but a tad windy 10- 15 mph
Fri pleasant in the upper 70's, gusts possible up to 20 mph.
Sat - Temps in the 80's and clear.
Sun - Sunny in the 80's again. Chance of showers at night.
Memorial Day - Chance of showers and thunderstorms, high 70's

Saturday they surely will be bopping on Blarney's Island and at Freddie's for the Hawks game!




The vegetable garden is almost completely in, with many things starting to spring up. We got our first rose bloom today, and many buds are starting to shine through. Planters are on the deck, herbs and the new Mermaid Rose (for Haiti) . It will receive some sort of trellis to help it climb to life.

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Winter to Spring
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As we go through the season, I will be posting tunes from "Fox River Boating Music, Songs from the Wilburosa" It's our collection for the boat which is some of the best tunes ever! Looking forward to sharing throughout the summer days and nights!
First up on the cd set: TOTO AFRICA!

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Have a great rest of the week and Memorial Day Weekend!

Updated: 2:50 PM GMT on June 12, 2010



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