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Andrew / March 8, 2007 9:33 AM

Bonus queestion: When will we get our last snow?

Printdude / March 8, 2007 10:03 AM

Ever the optimist, I say tomorrrow will bring spring.

We've already had the last of snow.

jen / March 8, 2007 10:07 AM

it hits 60 on tuesday, right? so... i say tuesday.

and i hope we've had the last of the snow. the last real snowfall for sure, though i wouldn't rule out another dusting.

kate / March 8, 2007 10:44 AM

Today... cuz I just bought my super cheap Lollapalooza tickets, suckaaas!

When summer is fully on the brain = spring is extremely fucking nigh.

And wait, what? 60 on Tuesday? Short pants ahoy!

Graham / March 8, 2007 11:18 AM

Bet. I'm with Kate on that. When the temperature gets up enough that girls start breaking out the summerwaer and looking nice and you see more skin, that's when spring has arrived. And it can't get here fast enough, 'cos I'm tired of the cold, wet. dreary stuff.

But...BUT!...it usually involves at least one false start hereabouts. I expect we can get at least one more dip in temp and a light snow before March is over.

skafiend / March 8, 2007 11:25 AM

When Daley finds away to tax it, slap his name on it or put a wrought iron fence around it....

skafiend / March 8, 2007 11:28 AM

When Daley finds a way to tax it, slap his name on it or put a wrought iron fence around it....

jj / March 8, 2007 11:31 AM

Tuesday, just in time for me to leave for a warmer state, figures.

p / March 8, 2007 12:04 PM

my pops told me that once a conversation turns to weather, the conversation is in trouble. that said...whatever skilling says. that man is the man.

not sure about the date (dates and times are for squares) but i'd say.......sunday sounds good to me. so feel free to buy some sunglasses from a shop in chinatown, then wear them while drinking outside to acheive a drunken mellow disposition. then smile upon your good fortune of being alive and drinking in the out-of-doors. in Chicago. because god and daley made Chicago....and it was Good.

p / March 8, 2007 12:06 PM

my pops told me that once a conversation turns to weather, the conversation is in trouble. that said...whatever skilling says. that man is the man.

not sure about the date (dates and times are for squares) but i'd say.......sunday sounds good to me. so feel free to buy some sunglasses from a shop in chinatown, then wear them while drinking outside to acheive a drunken mellow disposition. then smile upon your good fortune of being alive and drinking in the out-of-doors. in Chicago. because god and daley made Chicago....and it was Good.

Leelah / March 8, 2007 12:46 PM

Since when does Chicago have spring??

ken / March 8, 2007 1:00 PM

The first day of spring will be the first 60 degree day after the last day of winter, followed immediately by 85 degrees the next day, bringing us into Summer for approximately 5 1/2 weeks and returning to winter

- we only get 1 day of spring in here in Chicago

Erica / March 8, 2007 1:42 PM

When you can see the trash on the streets and sidewalks (OK, maybe that's just my neighborhood).

I think 65-degrees in March is a good benchmark. So next week!


leah / March 8, 2007 4:41 PM

Yeah, p, whenever Tommy Skilling says we are in the clear.

He's my boy.

I'm sure it'll snow in April & I'll have a beer outside in March here.

I like that the weather likes to walk on the wild side & keep us guessing in Chicago. 4 clear-cut seasons are so boring. What fun is it if you don't get caught in an occassional blizzard? It brings us together, I think!

Andrew / March 8, 2007 4:43 PM

Nah, p, I was just inspired by the balmy weather today. But if you've got a suggestion for a good question (one we haven't done yet), by all means send it in.

fluffy / March 8, 2007 5:01 PM

The first day I can trully relax, wear only 1 layer of clothing, and be able to hang out at a beer garden (w/o heat lamps) for several hours and many beers

p / March 8, 2007 7:26 PM

andrew, i was more talking about the topic of weather in actual conversation, not really indicting the topic. example: there was a girl i really liked in a class in college, who was from iowa. it was one of those long night classes w/ a break in the middle, and all of us would go outside during it. for some reason i would act very unlike myself outside of class and just clam up kind of. anyway- when i finally decided to make my move to ask her out- all i could sputter out was to say "hey i heard the winters in iowa are colder than regular winters." Awkward City. Other than that it's usually reserved for bus stop convos w/ strangers you see twice a day or waiting for the elevator with co-workers who don't know me very well.

Basically it's what to talk about when you've got nothing to say, are socially retarded or are too shy to say what you really want to say. Perfectly acceptable for the busstops though.

I'll def. send in some suggestions if i think of any gems, thanks.

mike-ts / March 8, 2007 10:29 PM

Mother's Day is the real first day of spring. It's the benchmark of when you can feel like we're finally past the threat of night frosts.

I always laugh when we get a week of 70's in April, and all the fools buy flats of flower starters and put them in their pots and flower boxes. They always get zapped.

In 2003, I went to Wrigley Field in 80 degree weather to buy my Opening Day ticket. One week later, the game was snowed out.

Yup, Mother's Day.

Shylo / March 8, 2007 11:52 PM

How about for the first lawn mowing? Everyone get out their push or electric mowers.

michelle / March 9, 2007 7:57 AM

somewhere in the middle or end of April. We should know better by now that the upcoming 50's and 60's of next week are nice, but unfortunately, a trick. I just want warm breezes and sandals.

michelle / March 9, 2007 7:58 AM

somewhere in the middle or end of April. We should know better by now that the upcoming 50's and 60's of next week are nice, but unfortunately, a trick. I just want warm breezes and sandals.

Spook / March 9, 2007 8:49 AM

When the mighty Blagg cleanly and humanely lops of the head of the ground hog and drinks its blood

mary / March 9, 2007 9:00 AM

i agree with mike-ts. my birthday is the beginning of may and its usually just barely spring then.

madachode / March 9, 2007 9:31 AM

You people will never see spring

skafiend / March 9, 2007 10:05 AM

when the first body freed from the melting Chicago river ice bobs to the surface...

Blagg the Axman / March 9, 2007 10:19 AM

Whispers tell of wizards and conjurers with the power to bend the winds and rain to their will, and while some use this lore to bring gentle rains and summer breezes, there are those who would pursue nefarious ends – the sage Osgood, he who dwells on the high peak west of Cloumont, is said to hold that mountain village in fear of the heavy snows and ice that he commands. According to the boy Alfie, whom I brought out of the mountains, Osgood had a partner also possessed of such brand of otherworldly sorcery, but this man was imprisoned long ago in the dungeons beneath the port city Rheidling, and nothing more was heard of him.

It is this dungeon that I now enter, having slipped the hangman’s noose, as I search for the goodwoman Eveleth, jailed when her husband, a member of Kayne’s Black Guard, exposed our affair. My life was long ago forfeit, but this end she neither sought nor deserves.

Joe / March 9, 2007 11:20 AM

There are some good contentions here. I want to say today because I rode my bike to work for the first time in a couple months (not much for winter biking myself). Tuesday also sounds good 'cause of the forecast. But then, all the people citing precedent make a good point too. I remember still wearing a winter coat a few nights at the beginning of May 2005.

So... I'll say March 21.

Graham / March 9, 2007 12:39 PM

Well, it's so damn nice out right now (midday) that I'm tempted to just go ahead and call it.

And eff this. It makes me wanna take the rest of the day off...like starting NOW!

Margaritas, anyone?

avantchicago / March 9, 2007 2:04 PM

First pitch at Wrigley = 1st real day of spring

da>e / March 10, 2007 12:59 PM

mike-t knows what time it is.

speaking of margaritas, when was the last time you sipped one outside on Cinco De Mayo? Thought so.

Mothers Day.

Sarah / March 10, 2007 4:44 PM

Today!

da>e / March 10, 2007 6:52 PM

yer new around here aint ya? :D

Graham / March 11, 2007 12:18 PM

There is no such thing as Autumn or Spring in Chicago. Each is just a continuous ping-ponging back & forth between Summer and Winter (or vice versa) as air masses from Canada and the Gulf of Mexico duke it out for dominance. Anyone who tells you otherwise must not have lived anywhere else.

Having established that, it's Sunday and I have the windows of my apartment open for the first time since October. Good enough for me.

DXO / March 11, 2007 12:39 PM

I'm w/ Sarah-- hoy dia.

znda / March 11, 2007 12:59 PM

Sometime in 2032.

Winediva / March 11, 2007 11:41 PM

When guys in my neighborhood start selling tube socks on the street corner.

christian / March 12, 2007 8:34 AM

When we get a new fuel question.

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