The bulk of the weather system that was being called the Great Lakes Cyclone is passing through the Chicago area this morning and the winds are still whipping through the area at 30-40 mph with gusts into the 50-60 mph range.
Supposedly, this weather system is more severe than the storm that sank the Edmund Fitzgerald almost 35 years ago on November 10, 1975 on Lake Superior. Since reading that factoid, I haven't been able to get the Gordon Lighfoot song out of my head, and now you can't either:
I know this doesn't have anything to do with the Cubs, but huge disasters always make me think of the Cubs, so there is your tie-in if you need one.
Also, can you imagine if the World Series were happening in Chicago with the wind whipping like that? Of course, I'm speaking hypothetically. We'll never really know unless Chicago somehow gets a neutral ground World Series at some point in the future.