The Windy City

Most people know that it’s the wind from the politicians, not Mother Nature that gives Chicago the Windy City moniker.  Somethings will never change, but after stepping out of my lakefront condo this morning I have a mixed opinion.  Both my wife and I agree that the area just outside of out building where there are several other structures that funnel any breeze through a tight passageway is probably the windiest part of the city — at least as far as we’re concerned.  This morning’s 35 mph steady wind with gusts to 45-55 mph predicted has set a new record for breathless walking on my trip to school.  Talk about venturi effect!  Not only was it hard to stand, but breathing itself was difficult.  Good thing I didn’t wear one of my broad brimmed hats — I’d be in Hudson’s Bay for lunch.

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