And this winter is predicted to be as bad as in '07-'08
When the temperature stayed below 20F for weeks at a time and it snowed almost constantly, and everyone on Bike Winter kept reassuring all the n00bz fleeing CTA Doomsday '07 to sit tight and wait out the the latest spell of "unusually" bad winter weather.
And not even a nice hot summer to remember this time around, either, or a gloriously golden autumn. Temps plunged prematurely to "November-like" levels as early as late September; the tree leaves aren't even bothering to change color but only withering and falling forlornly off the branches one by one. The clouds only break for a few hours every other morning or so.
Oh, it's going to be awful, simply awful. I'm sick of winter already, and it's Columbus Day.
Anyway, from Chicago Breaking News:
CTA's plan: $3 train rides, 25-cent bus fare hike