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Saturday, March 10, 2012

Chicago Weather is Crazy, and it's All. Our. Fault.

This picture was taken from the Chicago snowstorm last year.

The varying heights of city buildings increase the lifting of air over urban areas.
As this rising air is carried downwind of the city, it cools, condenses and forms clouds. These clouds can often become rain producers for suburban and rural areas downwind of a city's center. Chicago of course, is no exception. In fact, increase is due to the fact that Chicago leaves one of the largest carbon footprints on earth, and it's our fault. We can reduce this though, but being more conservative with our electricity, power, and even building size! So next time you are complaining about the weather being crazy, remember, it might just be your fault!

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