Conditions at O’Hare

We are at O'Hare waiting to board a plane to Boston for our niece's wedding.

We are at O’Hare waiting to board a plane to Boston for our niece’s wedding.

Even when we were in the cab, we could see the storm moving in.  By the time we reached the gate, a dramatic cloud was overhead.

Even when we were in the cab heading to the airport, we could see the storm moving in. By the time we reached the gate, a dramatic cloud was overhead.

The heavens opened.  Departures were halted.

The heavens opened. Departures were halted.

It really came down.  There was plenty of thunder and lightning.

It really came down. There was plenty of thunder and lightning.

I would rather be bored and on the ground than in the air at such times.  I was once in a plane that was hit by lightning.  Not fun.

I would rather be bored and on the ground than in the air at such times. I was once in a plane that was hit by lightning. Not fun.

The rain is tapering off, but I imagine we'll be here for at least another hour.

The rain is tapering off, but I imagine we’ll be here for at least another hour.  Fortunately, there is a Berghoff Cafe right near our gate.

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