My wife, Lil, and I flew from home in NJ to Chicago on Sunday, so that we could fly around Illinois looking at schools with our son Max. Our first flight in the area was scheduled for yesterday morning - Palwaukee to Urbana/Champaigne, to visit U of I.
Unfortunately, the progs came true; and by the time I had to make my go/no-go decision, TStorms had moved into the area; worse, the line trailed south and west, pretty much putting the kibosh on my plans to fly due south. Today is a similar situation.
I took some pics (imagine that!). Below is a radar view, as well as some pics of these rather impressive storms.
So… instead of flying for less than an hour each way, we wound up driving - over 7 hours there and back. Mind-numbingly boring, but one of those times where it was definitely better to be down here wishing I were up there, than up there - wishing I were down here.