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08 February 2016 @ 09:48 am
Well, spring was nice while it lasted  
It's currently 0° and all of the following week is going to be below zero (C), but for most of winter so far it's been quite pleasant. I haven't even had to button my coat for the last three weeks, which is amazing for Chicago early in the year. Typically, the weather after the New Year drops about twenty degrees and stays cold at least through March, but thanks to El Niño we've had one week with temperatures around -18°C and then it warmed up. The warmed it's gotten has been 10°C, which is madness for Chicago in January.

The next week is all below zero, with the coldest being -13°. Time to get my infinity scarf back out of the closet and return to the post-apocalyptic frozen hellscape. At least it's not last year, which got down to -30° at times. There's a reason I keep talking about what a fine spring day it is.

...I'm going to spend all of summer cowering indoors and hiding from the Burning Hate, aren't I?
 
 
Current Mood: gloomygloomy
Current Music: The Ancient World podcast
 
 
 
marianlhmarianlh on February 9th, 2016 05:27 pm (UTC)
As nice as it is to be warm, I kind of miss the pre-Global Warming winters of my childhood. 30 years ago there would have been a good two months of sledding and snowball fights.
dorchadas: Chicagodorchadas on February 9th, 2016 06:47 pm (UTC)
Chicago at least seems to be one of the places that's just getting more extreme in general. Without El Niño it'd probably be like last year again...which also means no sledding and snowball fights, since no one wants to do that with a thirty below wind chill.  photo emot-iceburn.gif