Conditions at O’Hare 21 June 2013 We are at O’Hare waiting to board a plane to Boston for our niece’s wedding. Even 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. 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. 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.