So the worst snowstorm in memory came and went through Chicagoland last night. It brought over a foot of snow with drifts in my yard up to four feet. There was thunder and lightning during the worst of the storm, I've never seen such a thing. The lightning reflected off the falling snow and lit up the air with bright blue/green light. I went out for a Jeep joyride, but experienced no joy, only terror and horror. For the first time ever, I gave up and drove home as the whiteout conditions and lack of a distinguishable road made it impossible to continue. I spent four hours the next morning shoveling, and I'm now too sore to do anything but type this text. I snapped some photos of my snowy doom for all to see here.