Musings Over the Last 4 Years of Bad Weather for Our Genealogy Program!

Hi Everyone!

Now for sure I know I am NOT crazy!!

I have been the Genealogy Coordinator at the library for 12 years.  For the first 8 years of having our monthly genealogy programs, I actually felt our weather was uneventful for our program night, be it winter, spring, summer or fall.  The programs went on one after another after another for those first 8 years without any sense of pending weather doom.

Then it seemed starting about 4 years ago that winter weather really started having a nasty effect for the evening of our genealogy program.  Programs had to be cancelled, and others just seemed to be on the edge of being cancelled listening to weather reports that were targeting our program night for the night of another storm be it snow, rain or ice! 

Things just seemed out of whack based on my first 8 years working this program.

Ah ha!  As I said,  I knew I felt this bad karma during the last 4 years and I knew something was out of whack!  Was it out of whack or was I crazy.

Now I know I am not crazy because our local weather stations just confirmed with facts what I knew I have been experiencing with our monthly program for the winter months over the last 4 years. 

Our weather forecasters just said that our Chicagoland has just set a record. 

We have had at least 50 inches of snow in EACH OF THE LAST 4 YEARS!!!

Our normal annual snowfall is supposed to be in the 36 inch range.

So I wasn’t crazy about how I felt over the last 4 years.  Our weather has been that bad during the winter months these last 4 years.

I feel vindicated.

Tonight’s program is not jeopardized by any snow.  No, we got that last Tuesday evening.  Tonight’s program only faces another subzero night that those who attend will have to cope with as they arrive and leave.

Well I guess I will just wait until our local weather forecasters announce that the last 4 consecutive years have also been our coldest winters!  Come on guys just announce this bad succession of winters as it pertains to temperature.

Oh well, we can’t do anything about it!  Just hunker down, tough it out and try to attend another one of our lively genealogy programs under what are not the most optimal winter conditions.

Dress warmly.  See you later tonight.

Tony Kierna
Genealogy Coordinator
Schaumburg Township District Library

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