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Old 09-20-2015, 12:26 PM
 
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Wow, after reading "How to survive a Chicago winter: 6 steps" I'm just now realizing how serious the cold is there. That article kind of woke me up. Then again, I'm moving to the Bloomington/Normal area, so I don't have to worry about the windchill as much.
Really?

Brrrr: Wind chill values well below zero overnight

Chicago doesn't get that many days with awful windchills. You just have to have the clothing to use *if* you need it. Chicago winters are variable. Some are not that cold. Others are really cold.

Worst Winters in Chicago

The Four Worst Winters Ever In Chicago « CBS Chicago

Top ten worst winter weather cities

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Baltimore, OH
Detroit, MI
Columbus, OH
Indianpolis, IN
Minneapolis, MN
Chicago, IL
Milwaukee, WI
New York City, NY
Boston, MA
Cleveland, OH

Now I don't get why Buffalo, NY is not on the list unless it is because it has less population. The list is backwards so Cleveland is #1, Boston is #2, etc.

2014/2015 was the coldest winter ever in Chicago. It had the most days below zero of any winter.

Here is the historical data.

https://www.climatestations.com/chicago/

Interestingly, January 1880 the warmest in Chicago history down to the present day (by more than 3 F) and in 1976/77, there was a great thermal anomaly “flip-flop” between successive four-month periods: October-January coldest such period on record, February-May the warmest on record, but January was the coldest calendar month in Chicago history (10.1 F). In 2000, it was exceptionally mild late February to early March with 72 F on Feb 25, 78 F on Mar 6 and Mar 7, but the second coldest December in Chicago history. In 2006, mildest January in Chicago since 1933. In 2012, warmest March in history by nearly 5 F.

Lots more information on the website.
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Old 09-20-2015, 04:15 PM
 
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One of my favorite winter clothing items is flannel lined jeans/khakis. Pajamas on the inside--work clothes on the outside. Insulated so the cold doesn't cut through
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Old 09-21-2015, 05:00 PM
 
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I'm moving to either Boston or Chicago (probably Chicago) after I get out of the Navy. I'm completely drawing a blank when thinking what clothes I should buy! I can only think of a few things.. Could anyone list some things or attach links to someones list? Thank you!
You where already in Chicago once.
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Old 09-21-2015, 09:45 PM
 
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You where already in Chicago once.
Referring to boot camp in the Great Lakes region.
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Old 09-22-2015, 08:30 PM
 
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Referring to boot camp in the Great Lakes region.
Was there in the Navy too, spent over a year in great mistakes. ET A school.
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Old 09-22-2015, 08:55 PM
 
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Was there in the Navy too, spent over a year in great mistakes. ET A school.
What do they mean by "Great Lakes region"? Is it located in the city of Chicago? My buddy went there for boot camp.
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