Where’s the Winter in Chicago ?


Posted on February 11th, 2009

Chicagoans are staunch winter lovers. What ever be the weather here, Chicago remains busy through out the year! One of my friends passed me a forward which describes the Chicagoans reaction to the change in the weather. Here I share it with u all. Exaggerated but very very hilarious :D

60°F Floridians wear coats, gloves, woolly hats & put the car heater on. Chicago people sunbathe.
50°F New Yorkers try to turn on the heat. Chicago people plant gardens.
40°F Italian cars won’t start. Chicago people drive with the windows down.
32°F CHICAGO–NO PLACE LIKE IT! Distilled water freezes. Lake Michigan’s water gets thicker.
20°F Californians shiver uncontrollably. Chicago people have the last cookout before it gets cold.
15°F New York landlords finally turn up the heat. Chicago people throw on a sweatshirt.
0°F Californians fly away to Mexico. Chicago people lick the flagpole and throw on a light jacket over the sweatshirt.
-20°F People in Miami cease to exist. Chicago people get out their winter coats.
-40°F Hollywood disintegrates. Chicago’s Girl Scouts begin selling cookies door to door.
-50°F Santa Claus abandons the North Pole. Chicago people get frustrated when they can’t thaw the keg.
-60°F Microbial life survives on dairy products. Illinois cows complain of farmers with cold hands.
-460°F(Absolute Zero) ALL atomic motion stops. Chicago People start saying… “Cold ’nuff for ya??”
-500°F Hell freezes over. The Chicago Cubs win the World Series.

Here is a piece of info about the first daughters which surely is not overstated. The school which the first daughters, Malia and Sasha Obama attend in Washington was closed due to moderate snow.

The kids, accustomed to the Chicago weather, used to play in the snow and enjoy the outdoors at their previous school in Chicago! They were left perplexed and couldn’t understand why their school should get cancelled on a snow day? Well Malia and Sasha would have seen enough snow and chill climate here at Chicago that the winter at Washington wouldn’t really bother them! Being a Chicagoan, I thoroughly enjoyed president Obama talking about his lovely daughters and highlighting the winter in Chicago :-)

Few days ago, I posted an article about the Winter in Chicago. I had talked about the chillness and snow here at Chicago. It’s mid of February and the temperature has changed a lot. Though it’s officially “Winter” here…we can smell the spring in air!

Last weekend invited the heat wave to give a break to the chill weather at Chicago. We enjoyed the pleasant sunny weekend with temperature above 40F (nah… above 50F). After seeing the temperature in –ves of Fahrenheit, anything just above the freezing point is warm and pleasant to us ;-)

It’s been raining since morning. As I look through the window, I can see people walking with their umbrellas. Feels like they have recessed their winter jackets!

Is the nature playing a prank on us? Are we going to see cold waves after this temporarily entertaining warm weather? We might find the answers to these questions in few days. Till then let’s enjoy!

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8 Responses to “Where’s the Winter in Chicago ?”

  1. Arjun Says:

    He he… very funny…. ” Italian cars won’t start. Chicago people drive with the windows down…” Maybe you should mention how it turns 60 and people in places like Chennai start wearing Monkey Caps… :-)

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  2. Vivek Says:

    Nice post…. what I find very funny is that people in the lower part of the US cannot handle snow. A couple inches of snow and everything will be shut down. Up here in the north though… it is just business as usual

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  3. Sreeni Says:

    Nice to know that u guys are enjoying the pleasant weather. Enjoyed the forward. Know what… i can not withstand the knife cutting chillness in chicago. Gr8 that u have adapted too soon!

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  4. Cubs Fan Says:

    I saw your site while browsing the internet. The post about Chicagoans vs others on their outlook during winter was funny… looks like the cubs will only win if hell freezes over… they haven’t won in a century now…

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