Part of me wants to stray away from writing this post, but I don’t want to withhold my nagging questions just because I’m a former Chicagoan. So many Seattleites have me snickering when I hear them lament about how frigid it is here. Makes me want to mutter back, “You have no idea!” Oh no, it’s in the upper 30’s or 40’s in Seattle – that’s nearly summer compared with what I’m typically accustomed to this time of the winter.
- Are any of you former Chicagoans or Midwesterners who simply revel in the warmth in Seattle?
- What are your thoughts on Seattle winters vs. Chicago winters? I love Chicago in so many respects, but the weather is extreme – times 10 in the winter.
My parents’ poor puppy back home can barely place her paws outside it’s so brutally cold, and so I’m trying to convince them they need to to fly somewhere tropical to thaw out since they are no spring chickens and I shudder the thought of them shoveling snow in such wicked conditions.
Not sure how I survived so many winters there. Take care, Chicago!