BREAKING: Chicago Will Have Cold, Snowy Winter Just Like Every Year Before

By Samantha Abernethy in News on Oct 5, 2011 6:00PM


THIS JUST IN: It's going to snow in Chicago this winter. Wait, why are we surprised?

Accuweather released its annual winter predictions today, and it has people across the city acting like Chicken Little. Cool it, guys, it isn't even snowing yet. Accuweather writes:

In terms of both snow and cold, this winter is expected to be the worst in Chicago.

AccuWeather.com Long-Range Meteorologist Josh Nagelberg even went so far as to say, "People in Chicago are going to want to move after this winter."

Please. What Chicagoan doesn't annually swear in February that they will have moved by October? If you really want to move, by all means, flee the weather before it starts. Your feet aren't nailed to the ground -- sorry, Marilyn.

As the temperatures start to dip, it's natural to fear the worst Chicago can bring: shoveling the walkway, cold blasts of wind off the lake, frozen pipes, being stuck on a bus on Lake Shore Drive during a blizzard...

They say this every year. Last year Accuweather predicted a cold and wet winter for Chicago. And it was. You know why? Because it's the most accurate weather prediction they can come up with: You're going to hate Chicago in the wintertime. Even if you like winter, it will try your patience at times.

Winter sucks. We're all in agreement on this, right? Sure, it has its benefits like any season: holidays, hot chocolate, sleds, sweaters, that extra layer of fat hidden under sweaters... Oh, you want to move to Florida? Well, it's going to rain for about a month. Every place kind of sucks in the wintertime.