I just did a search for “toilet” and although there’s always a chance I missed it, saw nothing related to my question. BTW, there’s quite a few toilet questions in GQ.
Whenever it rains or storms (as it did last night in our fair city of Chicago), the water in my toilet bowl goes crazy. First, most of the water drains out of the bowl, leaving only just enough water to cover the hole. The remaining water shakes and sloshes around like someone’s shaking the bowl. The toilet flushes normally, but the bowl doesn’t fill up significantly again (to a normal level) until it stops raining. Nothing’s happened to clog the bowl (I swear), and I’ve noticed this only during stormy weather. So what’s going on in my toilet? Is it something to do with sewers and storm drains or whatnot? If it helps, I live on the fourth floor of an apartment building.