In Chicago, we get about 10 days a year like this against about 20 leave-work-early-it's-too-gorgeous-out days:
Current conditions at Inner Drive Technology World Headquarters: 1°C, winds from the north at 46 km/h gusting to
57 km/h, with snow. Oh, it gets better, according to the National Weather Service:
Today: Snow and areas of blowing snow. Temperature falling to around -4°C by 5pm. Very windy, with a north wind between 45 and 65 km/h, with gusts as high as 90 km/h. Chance of precipitation is 100%. Total daytime snow accumulation of 4 to 8 cm possible.
Tonight: Snow and areas of blowing snow before midnight, then areas of blowing snow and a slight chance of snow after midnight. Low around -12°C. Wind chill values as low as -22°C. Very windy, with a north northwest wind between 50 and 65 km/h, with gusts as high as 80 km/h. Chance of precipitation is 80%. New snow accumulation of less than one centimeter possible.
Again, though, I have to remind my fellow Chicagoans: for every day we get like this, we get two or three where you don't want to go back inside.