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Snow Storms Have Turned The South Side Into A Polar Landscape
We have had a difficult February filled with frigid temps and fearsome storms.
🗞️ In This Edition:
❄️ Snow Way
🧁 Something Sweet
👩🎤 Center Stage
🧊 Temperatures: averaged more than 12 degrees below normal for February 2021. The last two weeks have produced one of coldest February periods on record.
Since late January, measurable snow has fallen on nearly 70 percent of the days.
The snowy stretch includes a record-tying nine-straight days of measurable snow from February 8-16, which brought the city 15.7 inches of snow.
Big picture: Life is being restored, but the extreme weather and bone-chilling temperatures have snarled everything from restaurant openings to coronavirus vaccine roll out efforts.
The Deep Freeze: Chicago has recorded numerous sub zero readings well into March.
March's all-time record low of 12 below zero on March 4, 1888.
Chicago's latest in the season below zero reading occurred on March 22, 1888 when the mercury dipped to 1 below.
And Most Recently : the city has logged two March below zero days- 2 below zero on March 3, 2014, and 3 below zero on March 4, 2019.
Midway : 17.7 inches
Beverly : 13.0 inches
The highest monthly average temperature in the South Side is in July with a splendid 76 degrees.
🚮 Pick Up The Pieces
🐕🦺 Hound Advice
It’s Coyote mating season. However, the potential for coyote conflict with domestic pets is slim.
Coyote breeding typically peaks in late February and early March, the gestation period averages 58 to 63 days.
Male coyotes can become more aggressive during this time of year.
That risk increases during mating season.
Free-roaming cats are the most vulnerable.
City dogs are generally leashed or in fenced areas and are typically safe.
🐦 Preferred Coyote Snacks: Mice, voles, squirrels, rabbits and small birds.
💬 Our Thought Bubble: Keep your pets well secured, relax and enjoy the coyote serenade.
🎂 Snacking South Of The Loop
Experience, style, quality, consistency and passion.
Try the coconut and chocolate abuelita.
A traditional self-serve mexican bakery where you grab a tray and tongs when you enter.
Pick your favorites from conchas, gorditas dulces, and delicious empanadas.
A favorite is their flour tortillas.
Family-owned and operated since 1984.
Offers a variety of Eastern European delights.
🗣️ *Friendly FYI! We are working hard to be accurate. But these are strange times, so please check that spots are open.
🎨 Artist’s Impression
The Hyde Park Historical Society was originally constructed as a depot for a cable car loop of the Illinois Central Railroad in 1893.
When the cable car line became obsolete the depot was converted into a small lunch restaurant which served the area for decades.
The building was sold in 1977 to the Hyde Park Historical Society which works to preserve and interpret the neighborhood’s many complex and diverse histories.
Oversaw the restoration of the interior to its original appearance.
✂️ South Side Snippets
13 Changes Art-World Insiders Hope to See in 2021.
⚾️ Cap In Hand
Shorten the season? The South Side reacts to the Chicago White Sox 2021 schedule.
South Side native, Ibrahem Hasan has a new book, Love is Why. The photography book is a visual ode to the mentors that helped shape him.
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