Chicago Residents Battle Winter Weather Fatigue

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    NEWSLETTERS

    On the heels of another extreme cold system set to hit the Chicago area, city residents are begging for some relief. (Published Sunday, Jan 26, 2014)

    On the heels of another round of extremely cold temperatures set to hit the Chicago area, city residents are begging for some relief.

    Weekend snow made for dangerous driving conditions Sunday as accidents were reported across the area, prompting traffic alerts from both Illinois and Indiana State Police.

    But the snow didn't just make for miserable motorists, it also left city residents waving white flags at the winter weather.

    "We've just about had enough of this weather," said Dietlach Pietsa.

    Snowy Sunday with Tumbling Temperatures

    [CHI] Snowy Sunday with Tumbling Temperatures
    Morning snow will taper into flurries with 2 to 4 inches of snowfall expected. A Wind Chill Warning goes into effect overnight and a Winter Weather Advisory stays in effect until Monday morning. (Published Tuesday, Jan 28, 2014)

    By last week, the Chicago area had already received more than 40 inches of snow, surpassing snowfall totals for the entire winter season last year. And we're only halfway through meteorological winter.

    The season average is 36.7 inches, an amount breached only six other times as long as records have been kept. And with more than 2 inches over the weekend, this year's snowfall number continues to climb.

    From shovels to snow blowers to residents scraping off their cars Sunday, Chicagoans shared in their gripes about the far from modest winter conditions.

    "It's been rough," said Latissia Young. "I'm even thinking about moving to another state."

    "This has been a doozy," said Daniel Nelson. "From negative 14 to 40."

    Pedro Rosado, who recently moved to Chicago from sunny California, said he's not sure he can survive another Chicago winter.

    "I know it gets better," he said. "What do we have? Another two or one month of it?"