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10 Photos That Show How Insanely Cold It is in Chicago

By: By Sean Breslin
Published: January 8, 2014

Chicago experienced its seventh-highest snow total on record this week, welcoming a total of 23.1 inches of fresh snowfall from Dec. 30 to Jan. 5, according to the National Weather Service in Chicago. Then, the cold came, and the Windy City became a haven of snow and ice.

But it's not simply the snow and ice; Chicago sees plenty of both every winter. It's the misery of below-zero high temperatures mixed with the slipping and sliding of people who just wanted to get to work.

We feel your pain and want to get the word out to the rest of the country that your struggle is real.


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