Zecher LeMahatzit Hashekel and Purim Weather
Using the silver calculator I used last year, and plugging in the 9 grams, I get just above $4.69 per person.
Last year, it was about $6.17 per person.
This year in Chicago, it may be one of the coldest Purims ever with record-breaking cold predicted.
Boston and New York are getting snow, which gives them a new perspective when they read: חוּר כַּרְפַּס וּתְכֵלֶת, אָחוּז בְּחַבְלֵי-בוּץ וְאַרְגָּמָן