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(Chicago Trib)   Chicago-which gets its name from the Indian word for "Holy FARK it's cold", and has been known to feature "White Mother's Days"- has not had a full inch of snowfall in 320 days, a new record   (chicagotribune.com) divider line 63
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2013-01-09 11:20:07 AM  
It's Pottawatomie for "smelly onion."

And yeah, northern Illinois is turning into a desert. Big drought and high heat last year followed by no snow this year.
 
2013-01-09 11:24:48 AM  
New York City is going to hit 60 this weekend.

Also our pizza is better.
 
2013-01-09 11:44:29 AM  
There was a Headline that said, " It will be a Cold Day before Cubs Win the Series. "

/ damn you Bartman
 
2013-01-09 11:51:55 AM  

James!: New York City is going to hit 60 this weekend.

Also our pizza is better.


Typical New Yorker. Every goddamn thread has to be about them.
 
2013-01-09 11:53:22 AM  
Chicago-which gets its name from the Indian word for "Holy FARK it's cold", and has been known to feature "White Mother's Days"- has not had a full inch of snowfall in 320 days, a new record

You know who else hasn't had a full inch in 320 days, Subby? Not your mom, that's for sure.
 
2013-01-09 11:53:45 AM  
Clearly, Titania is gaining ground over Mab recently due to the inexperience of the new Winter Lady.
 
2013-01-09 12:06:50 PM  
Look mommy, a magic river of green Jello!
 
2013-01-09 12:27:13 PM  
"White Mother's Days"

i.imgur.com
 
2013-01-09 01:06:07 PM  

Lando Lincoln: James!: New York City is going to hit 60 this weekend.

Also our pizza is better.

Typical New Yorker. Every goddamn thread has to be about them.


Nonono, ME.  It has to be about ME.
 
2013-01-09 01:32:53 PM  

Lando Lincoln: It's Pottawatomie for "smelly onion."


I knew this.  I don't know why, but I did.
 
2013-01-09 01:54:03 PM  

Angry Drunk Bureaucrat: Lando Lincoln: It's Pottawatomie for "smelly onion."

I knew this.  I don't know why, but I did.


I think it was mentioned in Devil in the White City.
 
2013-01-09 02:06:44 PM  
l.yimg.com
 
2013-01-09 02:07:42 PM  
As a Chicagoan
i1.ytimg.com
 
2013-01-09 02:08:30 PM  
DC currently has the longest streak on record between 2"+ snowstorms. I enjoyed snowmaggedon. This is just depressing.
 
2013-01-09 02:12:46 PM  
If the North get less snow in the winter, then maybe the people that live there will stop moving South.
 
2013-01-09 02:15:29 PM  
Weather ≠ climate

media.comicvine.com
 
2013-01-09 02:16:10 PM  
Record droughts equal less snow? Shouldn't this be obvious tag, or does Chicago get lake effect?
 
2013-01-09 02:18:07 PM  
I remember when it used to snow here, now it's winter rain.

/strange times
 
2013-01-09 02:19:16 PM  
I just hope we don't get our snow in one lump sum like last year.

/snore...snore...THUD!... Holy crap, what was that?
//oh look, there's like 15" of snow out there
 
2013-01-09 02:19:58 PM  

thecpt: does Chicago get lake effect?


Not really.  That's more an Indiana/Michigan issue.
 
2013-01-09 02:21:16 PM  
AHHHH GLOBAL WARMING MIGHT KILL PEOPLE SOMEDAY...

pssst 500 did die last year in that hell hole yet more outrage over the AGW meme.... nice.
 
2013-01-09 02:23:22 PM  

dennysgod: Weather ≠ climate
[media.comicvine.com image 350x250]


So how is the snow in your neck of the woods, yooper dude? I am moving up there next winter to shovel snow for people who are too fat and lazy to do it themselves. There is not enough snow on the continental divide to support me.

/Actually the west does have some snow this year, but I'm in a weird place that gets little.
//We're still in full drought mode
///Also my area had the third highest temperatures in history last year.
 
2013-01-09 02:26:04 PM  
Considering how about 270 of those days weren't winter days, nothing to see here.
 
2013-01-09 02:27:32 PM  
AGW! AGW! AGW! AGW! AGW! AGW! AGW! AGW!

/Please send my check to my PO box.
 
2013-01-09 02:30:55 PM  

Nothing To See Here: There was a Headline that said, " It will be a Cold Day before Cubs Win the Series. "

/ damn you Bartman
/Fark you Bergman


FTFY
 
2013-01-09 02:31:44 PM  
Yeah, except we got a 22" blizzard in 2011.
i.ytimg.com
Nice break if you ask me.
 
2013-01-09 02:34:04 PM  

HotIgneous Intruder: Considering how about 270 of those days weren't winter days, nothing to see here.


"winter" as in the time it is possible/likely to see snow in Chicago ranges from about mid-September to about the middle of May.  When I lived there it really did snow, hard, on Mother's Day
 
2013-01-09 02:36:57 PM  
Not from Chicago but visited there on Christmas Day, just a couple weeks ago. They had a white Christmas where I was (near North Side) and it seemed like at least an inch. Can any Chicagoans verify or debunk that? Or did the official measuring site not have an inch?
 
2013-01-09 02:41:25 PM  

cryinoutloud: dennysgod: Weather ≠ climate
[media.comicvine.com image 350x250]

So how is the snow in your neck of the woods, yooper dude? I am moving up there next winter to shovel snow for people who are too fat and lazy to do it themselves. There is not enough snow on the continental divide to support me.

/Actually the west does have some snow this year, but I'm in a weird place that gets little.
//We're still in full drought mode
///Also my area had the third highest temperatures in history last year.


Not a lot, only a foot or two in the L. Superior snow-belts. We've only had two real good snow-events. I think I've used my snowblower like 3 times this year, normally I use it twice a week starting in December. We're going to lose a lot of snow if we get the rain they're talking about on Friday. Maybe next winter will be better.
 
2013-01-09 02:41:53 PM  
The official measuring is done at O'Hare and the area has enough micro-climates with Lake Michigan and all that it really doesn't offer a good representation of the entire area. Most big cities are like this. When I lived in the Cascade foothills our weather was wildly different from the official Sea-Tac measurements.

/Last of my snow is melting now as we approach 50 degrees.
 
2013-01-09 02:44:00 PM  

Lando Lincoln: It's Pottawatomie for "smelly onion."

And yeah, northern Illinois is turning into a desert. Big drought and high heat last year followed by no snow this year.


Did you go to Sandburg?
 
2013-01-09 02:48:37 PM  

dennysgod: Not a lot, only a foot or two in the L. Superior snow-belts. We've only had two real good snow-events. I think I've used my snowblower like 3 times this year, normally I use it twice a week starting in December. We're going to lose a lot of snow if we get the rain they're talking about on Friday. Maybe next winter will be better.


Still better than where I'm at. I have this on my computer (because that's where I'd be), and I check it, just to see. And I see that the snow is melting, melting......
 
2013-01-09 02:48:45 PM  

Mr. Right: Not from Chicago but visited there on Christmas Day, just a couple weeks ago. They had a white Christmas where I was (near North Side) and it seemed like at least an inch. Can any Chicagoans verify or debunk that? Or did the official measuring site not have an inch?


Wicker Park only got about 1/4".
 
2013-01-09 02:50:54 PM  
I thought it snow was Indian for face cream.
 
2013-01-09 02:56:33 PM  
Yep. There's a drought under way. Don't go thinking you can have any of our Great Lakes water though.
 
2013-01-09 03:00:21 PM  

SkylineRecords: Did you go to Sandburg?


Nope.
 
2013-01-09 03:02:44 PM  
I was born just south of Chitown and remember Trick or Treating in snowsuits, with our costumes over them. Costumes were big, just in case.
 
2013-01-09 03:04:01 PM  
Same here in Colorado. Usually by this time of year we've had at least one storm that's made me look into plow attachments. We've gotten a couple inches a few times, but never enough to even interrupt my jogging schedule.
 
2013-01-09 03:07:19 PM  

Huck Chaser: Clearly, Titania is gaining ground over Mab recently due to the inexperience of the new Winter Lady.


Oh, Hell's Bells!
 
2013-01-09 03:10:40 PM  

Mr. Right: Not from Chicago but visited there on Christmas Day, just a couple weeks ago. They had a white Christmas where I was (near North Side) and it seemed like at least an inch. Can any Chicagoans verify or debunk that? Or did the official measuring site not have an inch?


I was on the North Side, nowhere near an inch fell on Christmas.

Grew up west of Chicago, and vast majority of Christmases (?) were not white.
 
2013-01-09 03:20:02 PM  

blottoman: Yeah, except we got a 22" blizzard in 2011.
[i.ytimg.com image 480x360]
Nice break if you ask me.


i.ytimg.com

Do you even drift?
 
2013-01-09 03:24:27 PM  
Hey, the Medieval Warm Period just called.
 
2013-01-09 03:35:18 PM  

SVenus: blottoman: Yeah, except we got a 22" blizzard in 2011.
[i.ytimg.com image 480x360]
Nice break if you ask me.

[i.ytimg.com image 480x360]

Do you even drift?


Windy as hell that night. The next day all you could see were car windows, nothing lower. Craziest storm I've seen.
 
2013-01-09 03:51:06 PM  
Even the snow doesn't want to be there.
 
2013-01-09 04:03:18 PM  

Babwa Wawa: "White Mother's Days"

[thatsracist.jpg]


You think THAT'S racist, you should hear the "Black Father's Days" joke I'm not gonna tell...
 
2013-01-09 04:12:02 PM  
i275.photobucket.com
What a Chicagoan celebrating a White Mother's Day might look like.
 
2013-01-09 04:26:31 PM  
Rahm's cracking down on ANYTHING white.
 
2013-01-09 04:37:04 PM  

Mr. Right: Not from Chicago but visited there on Christmas Day, just a couple weeks ago. They had a white Christmas where I was (near North Side) and it seemed like at least an inch. Can any Chicagoans verify or debunk that? Or did the official measuring site not have an inch?


Very little of that fell in the south suburbs, and there's no snow on the ground now at all. Today, the high temperature here was 50° F.
 
2013-01-09 04:50:08 PM  
As a Chicagoan and avid cyclist, I have to say I have zero problems with this. Cold is fine, snow is a pain to deal with.
 
2013-01-09 04:56:06 PM  
One can do as the Dutch to deal with snow on a bicycle: Use an inner tube liner, and screw lotsa little screws into knobby tires from the backside. These act as studs. Use a low gear and try to avoid standing starts.
 
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