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Couldn't sleep, so was reading up on the massive storm approaching Chicagoland. This intrigued me:
The weather service predicted that the storm will have the second-lowest pressure ever detected in the Great Lakes region. The Great Ohio Blizzard on Jan. 26, 1978, holds the No. 1 spot.
The Great Ohio Blizzard was really an extraordinary storm. According to Skilling, the forecast puts today's storm in the same ballpark, though his forecast doesn't have us breaking the 1923 Chicago record of 28.70 inches (the Great Blizzard produced pressures of under 29 inches throughout the Great Lakes). The weather discussion at Weather Underground is also good for nerding out.
If you enjoy listening to weather radio—I find it soothing—it'll be an interesting time to do so, or at least as interesting as weather radio gets.