Politics, Weather, Photography, and the Dog
Friday 24 January 2014

I've said it before: In Chicago, you're not allowed to complain about the cold until it's below 0°F. If you're too cold, you're just dressed incorrectly.

Well, we've now had 16 days that cold this season (including 4 in December), tying the horrible 1978-79 and 1976-77 winters for third place. Only two winters, one of them in the 19th century, had more days this cold.

To add insult, yesterday Anchorage, Alaska, had record-high warmth (9°C), and most of the state was warmer than Chicago. The dome of hot, high-pressure air over the North Pacific, probably caused by anthropogenic climate change, has been driving this.

So, when we have the coldest winter in 30 years, and when it's 28°C warmer in flippin' Alaska than in Chicago, we get to complain. And next week they're forecasting even colder weather for us.

Twelve days until I'm on a small island...twelve long, cold days...

Edited to clarify the record period.

Friday 24 January 2014 09:17:34 CST (UTC-06:00)  |  | Chicago | Weather#
Search
On this page....
We're allowed to complain now
Countdowns
The Daily Parker +3325d 04h 21m
2015 10d 09h 53m
Parker's 9th birthday 176d 08h 53m
My next birthday 257d 12h 58m
Categories
Aviation (347) Baseball (110) Best Bars (7) Biking (44) Chicago (916) Cubs (197) Duke (132) Geography (336) Higher Ground (5) Jokes (284) Kitchen Sink (660) London (58) Parker (195) Daily (204) Photography (144) Politics (303) US (1099) World (258) Raleigh (21) Readings (8) Religion (66) San Francisco (88) Software (207) Blogs (77) Business (233) Cloud (90) Cool links (134) Security (99) Travel (228) Weather (702) Astronomy (88) Windows Azure (60) Work (83) Writing (10)
Links
Archive
<December 2014>
SunMonTueWedThuFriSat
30123456
78910111213
14151617181920
21222324252627
28293031123
45678910
Full archive
Blogroll
About
David Braverman and Parker
David Braverman is the Chief Technology Officer of Holden International in Chicago, and the creator of Weather Now. Parker is the most adorable dog on the planet, 80% of the time.
Legal
All content Copyright ©2014 David Braverman.
Creative Commons License
The Daily Parker by David Braverman is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-Noncommercial-No Derivative Works 3.0 United States License, excluding photographs, which may not be republished unless otherwise noted.
Admin Login
Sign In
Blog Stats
Total Posts: 4598
This Year: 496
This Month: 28
This Week: 1
Comments: 0