Patriot1208 wrote:Renzo wrote:Patriot1208 wrote:Emma. wrote:
I've only been through one winter but it was really pretty tame. Lake-effect, at least last winter, was almost always on the eastern side of the lake.
Summer has been awesome, and there have only been a couple humid days. It is far less humid than DC or something.
Ya, you only think the weather in chicago is that bad if you are from california. The weather in NYC, DC, etc isn't much different
This is just not true. The one time I was in Chicago in January was a special kind of frozen hellish experience, the likes of which I've never had in New York, and definitely not in DC. Boston might come close
So, you spent one day in chicago and made a definitive statement about it? Worst winter I've ever been through was in the dc area. Weeks of single digit degree weather and windy as hell.
As my first 12 month cycle in Chi comes to a close, I would have to say Summer (all of June was pouring rain and t-storms a couple of times per week; the clear days were humid) has been worse than Winter. I never found it egregiously windy, and long stretches of cold aren't that bothersome if you expect it and are prepared.
That said, July has been spectacular.