With the ability we have today to track incoming storms, the Armistice Day Storm of November 11, 1940, would have been have been dangerous, but it wouldn’t have been as tragic. In those days, however, the Weather Bureau’s Midwest Headquarters in Chicago wasn’t even open at night. The Bureau made two forecasts a day, released mid-morning and mid-evening. Obviously, there were no weather satellites, and meteorologists didn’t have many ways to look at the upper atmosphere, either. Weather forecasts were wrong often enough that people didn’t always take them seriously anyway.