1. JustinHorn's Avatar
    I know there are some members that live there and are used to the weather... but coming from Miami and looking at weather.com forecast it doesn't look like this is going to work out well for me

    But hey, at least I will get to see some snow and then leave in a week
    01-12-2009 12:21 PM
  2. jamesus's Avatar
    You are coming just in time...we are getting snow and almost sub-zero temps this week. Welcome to the Chi-city!
    01-12-2009 04:35 PM
  3. Jeremy's Avatar
    Welcome and enjoy! Good luck driving...
    01-12-2009 06:07 PM
  4. JustinHorn's Avatar
    why am i so cold?
    01-12-2009 11:30 PM
  5. Jeremy's Avatar
    This honestly is not that cold... wait until the next few days... supposed to be below Zero... nice.
    01-12-2009 11:31 PM
  6. JustinHorn's Avatar
    LOL, yeah, was just in NYC and wasn't cold until it hit 13F. Now I see some -5 for Chicago and am getting nervous.
    01-13-2009 12:01 AM
  7. jamesus's Avatar
    Are you downtown? If so, wait til the wind kicks in with the cold...you're in for a rude awakening!
    01-13-2009 03:27 PM
  8. Jeremy's Avatar
    I know there are some members that live there and are used to the weather... but coming from Miami and looking at weather.com forecast it doesn't look like this is going to work out well for me

    But hey, at least I will get to see some snow and then leave in a week
    Having fun yet?
    01-14-2009 11:19 AM
  9. jamesus's Avatar
    Little did Dizzy know that Dizzy is now in a winter wonderland!
    01-14-2009 11:20 AM
  10. JustinHorn's Avatar
    Having fun yet?
    Yeah!!! Got up this morning and helped my friend brush/scrap snow off their car so they could drive to work. Looks like 2" fell overnight and it's still going now, but pretty light. I'm definitely getting my fill of winter for the year and can return back to Miami and enjoy my 75 - 80 high temps

    Are you downtown? If so, wait til the wind kicks in with the cold...you're in for a rude awakening!
    No, staying in Irvin Park area...I think. It's the 60618 zip code. I did go downtown yesterday from about noon till 2pm. Only thing we got accomplished was getting some pizza at uno and freezing our faces off. Went by the apple store then would walk like half a block and stop in whatever the store was that distance away. Eventually gave in and got the F out of there. I've never seen it so dead downtown before (came here about a year ago and stayed in downtown).

    I have a new found respect for winter which will probably grow stronger after these -30 wind chills the next couple days. This will be the coldest temps I've ever been in.
    Last edited by Justin; 01-14-2009 at 11:44 AM.
    01-14-2009 11:34 AM
  11. jamesus's Avatar
    I lived in the Irving Park/Wrigleyville area for about 5 years. If you are a fan of grasy food, try Byron's on Irving Park and Sheffield. Delicious.

    I've have a few friends from Miami that have been up here for a few Bears games. Needless to say they echo what you say about winter in Chicago. That and they are never coming back!
    01-14-2009 11:59 AM
  12. JustinHorn's Avatar
    60 secs and my face hurt!!!
    01-16-2009 01:45 AM
  13. Brickman's Avatar
    That is exactly why I DO NOT live above the Tennessee state line. It is too darn cold up there.

    Of course it was 9F when I woke up this morning. That down right Arctic for Alabama! Much more of this I will have to go down with Dizzy!
    01-16-2009 09:04 PM
  14. jamesus's Avatar
    -2 out right now and I am getting ready to go out tonight. Going to be cold...
    01-16-2009 09:19 PM
  15. Jeremy's Avatar
    It's warming up!!! We went from -8 to Zero!!!
    01-17-2009 12:08 AM
  16. mahomer's Avatar
    Ahhh Chicago in the winter. Having lived all over downtown Chicago for about 15 years I remember those cold days well. Especially when I used to walk to work 15 minutes each morning. As we always said..."It's not bad weather, just the wrong clothes".

    Chicago is such a great city though 8 months of the year that if it wasn't for the winter it would be too crowded.
    01-17-2009 07:40 AM
  17. JustinHorn's Avatar
    Just wanted to follow up on this thread

    I got back to Miami about a week ago and the night after I got back we hit the mid 30s for lows and had some frost on the roof of my car... I know WTF right!?!

    Anyway, haven't had to turn the AC on since that day, but finally warming up today to the upper 70s...enough to flip the AC on. Oh, and tomorrow we should be hitting 80F!!!

    So just like to say I feel your guys pain now although actually enjoyed the experience of freezing my *** off...for a week.

    Here are some pics...from left to right.
    1) Keeping beer and ice outside, a new experience for me but when it's 10F out, it works pretty well
    2) Standing in the middle of a frozen lake, yeah, it was dumb, but didn't hang out there for very long.
    3) Me "sledding" on a seat cushion thing you would take to a football game
    4) Lake again while the snow was falling pretty hard
    5) My car back in Miami, yes, that's ice
    Last edited by Justin; 01-27-2009 at 12:29 PM.
    01-27-2009 12:27 PM
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