Chicago Winter Weather

Danville, IN

Found this summary of Chicago winter weather. Since my daughter lives there, I thought I'd pass this along to all you hardy souls from the Windy City.


60 F: Arizonans shiver uncontrollably; people in Chicago sunbathe.

50 F: New Yorkers try to turn on the heat; people in Chicago plant gardens.

40 F: Italian & English cars won't start; people in Chicago drive with the windows down.

32 F: Distilled water freezes; Lake Michigan 's water gets thicker.

20 F: Floridians don coats, thermal underwear, gloves and wool hats; people in Chicago throw on a flannel shirt.

15 F: New York landlords finally turn up the heat; people in Chicago have the last cookout before it gets cold.

0 F: All the people in Phoenix die. Chicagoans close the windows.

10 below zero: Californians fly away to Mexico . The Girl Scouts in Chicago are selling cookies door to door.

25 below zero: Hollywood disintegrates; people in Chicago get out their winter coats.

40 below zero: Washington DC runs out of hot air; people in Chicago let the do gs sleep indoors.

100 below zero: Santa Claus abandons the North Pole. Chicagoans get frustrated because they can't start 'da car.'

460 below zero: All atomic motion stops (absolute zero on the Kelvin s cale); people in Chicago start saying, 'cold 'nuff for ya?'

500 below zero: Hell freezes over. The Cubs win the World Series

Middleton, WI(Zone 4b)

very cute. My sister lives WAY down south in Chicago. (smile) I'll have to send this to her. Thank you.

Leesburg, FL(Zone 9b)

Oh heavens... that is funny.

I've pretty much lived here all my life, so i can relate to some of that.

it was a year or so ago... even when it was in the 20's - i slept with my windows open.
and eyes, we do BBQ in the winter some times.

love the hell freezes over and the Cubs in the Series. What a hoot.

Chicago, IL(Zone 5b)

Very cute! Especially since it actually did hit 60 F here today, and I and the kids WERE outside trying to get a little sun all afternoon! ;) We use the grill year-round as well (unless the snow is piled too high on top of it)!

Leesburg, FL(Zone 9b)

Yesterday I put out a lawn chair cushion and laid on the back patio for a while... OH that sun felt good!! Of course, it's raining and foggy now.

Forgot to add.....

it was so nice to open all the windows and doors, turn the heat off [which it still is] and get some fresh air.

This message was edited Feb 11, 2009 7:59 AM

Saint Paul, MN(Zone 4a)

Very funny!
Imagine it another 400 miles north in Minnesota...
We're a hardy bunch up here!

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