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Old 07-27-2009, 10:40 AM
 
Location: Logan Square
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Be sure you can handle the extreme Chicago winters. You said you are coming from Las Vegas. Chicago has extreme weather -- mostly cold. I was just there for the 4th of July and spent most of the 4 days bundled in wool sweaters, wool pants. Chicago has weeks in the winter where the weather can be in single digits or negative digits. Also, Chicago's cold weather starts around Halloween and ends in May in my opinion (I'm originally from Florida).
LOL. Wool pants? It was 65-70 degrees.
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Old 07-27-2009, 10:56 AM
 
Location: Chicago- Lawrence and Kedzie/Maywood
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be sure you can handle the extreme chicago winters. You said you are coming from las vegas. Chicago has extreme weather -- mostly cold. I was just there for the 4th of july and spent most of the 4 days bundled in wool sweaters, wool pants. Chicago has weeks in the winter where the weather can be in single digits or negative digits. Also, chicago's cold weather starts around halloween and ends in may in my opinion (i'm originally from florida).
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Old 07-27-2009, 12:26 PM
 
Location: Chicago
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...I was just there for the 4th of July and spent most of the 4 days bundled in wool sweaters, wool pants...
Are you kidding me?

Did you grow up in the Mohave desert?

As surlycue pointed out it was around 70 those days.
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Old 07-27-2009, 02:19 PM
 
Location: Chicago
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LOL. Wool pants? It was 65-70 degrees.
Yeah. I was glad I was in South Carolina that weekend. It was in the low 80's with light humidity. After I got back, I made sure to advise people to always head to South Carolina in July in order to enjoy the comfortable summer temps.
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Old 07-27-2009, 03:58 PM
 
Location: Chicago
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I'd add that a newcomer to Chicago will find navigating the Chicago Public School system daunting. Most of the neighborhood schools will not be acceptable to most middle-class parents. There are some good schools (magnets/selective-enrollments etc), but getting into them is not trivial.
You certainly don't have to be a newcomer to find that navigating CPS to be an exercise in pulling out one's hair. Which of course makes it that much more daunting for a newcomer.
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Old 07-27-2009, 05:08 PM
 
Location: Chicago
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Yeah. I was glad I was in South Carolina that weekend. It was in the low 80's with light humidity. After I got back, I made sure to advise people to always head to South Carolina in July in order to enjoy the comfortable summer temps.
Yeah and the temp in Charleston is 80 degrees right now WITH 82% HUMIDITY.

Right now it is 82 degrees right now with 51% HUMIDITY in Lake View.

Guess which place I would rather be right now.
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Old 07-27-2009, 05:12 PM
 
Location: Chicago
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Yeah and the temp in Charleston is 80 degrees right now WITH 82% HUMIDITY.

Right now it is 82 degrees right now with 51% HUMIDITY in Lake View.

Guess which place I would rather be right now.
That was kind of my point, that was not representative of a typical summer weekend.
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Old 07-27-2009, 05:15 PM
 
Location: Chicago
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That was kind of my point, that was not representative of a typical summer weekend.
Ok.

Sorry about that.

I am a little feisty today.
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Old 07-29-2009, 04:49 PM
 
Location: roaming gnome
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Be sure you can handle the extreme Chicago winters. You said you are coming from Las Vegas. Chicago has extreme weather -- mostly cold. I was just there for the 4th of July and spent most of the 4 days bundled in wool sweaters, wool pants. Chicago has weeks in the winter where the weather can be in single digits or negative digits. Also, Chicago's cold weather starts around Halloween and ends in May in my opinion (I'm originally from Florida).
sounds more like SF in the summer, than Chicago...
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Old 08-10-2009, 06:18 PM
 
Location: Vegas
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Default Thanks for all the suggestions

I'm sort of use to the cold I lived in a place that was frequently below 0... It would start snowing in late OCT and end in March or so. I've been hearing a lot about the weather so now im having second thoughts... City looks and sounds like the perfect spot but I dont know if I could handle Blizzards all the time again. I knew it was cold but no that cold.
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