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August 4th, 2003

Terrible Driving Conditions

Yesterday, my wife and I were coming back from central Illinois. We had caught some rain on the way down, but nothing terrible. The trip home, however, held some of the worst weather we’d seen in some time.

Chicago has been getting hit with some intense thunderstorms over the summer. Yesterday’s were no exception. We drove through heavy downpours – the kind where you can’t see in front of your car – and as a bonus, pea-sized hail, too! That was a new experience for me; I’d seen the occasional hailstorm from inside my home. We actually had to pull over due to the intensity of the rain and hail.

Outside of winter, though, I can only think of one other time I had to pull over because I just couldn’t see. It’s nasty stuff.

I also discovered that I handle terrible weather acceptably. I’m not too big to admit I can’t, you know, see anything and will pull over if need be.

Have you dealt with driving in crappy weather, and how do you handle it?

Posted in Cars, Weather

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