Chicago has officially turned into “Chiberia.”
Temperatures in the city plummeted Friday, with windchills as low as 25 degrees below zero. And as if that weren’t enough, there’s more snow on the forecast for the rest of the week.
Outspoken as always, Chicagoans commiserated about the bone-aching cold on social media using #Chiberia.
One person seemed to be in total denial.
-25 but I’m still drinking iced coffee. If I drink hot coffee I feel like Im acknowledge that winter is real. #Chiberia pic.twitter.com/fr1Cilkgia— George Zamarron (@petprooffloors) January 25, 2019
A couple people said it could be colder. Really?
#Chiberia? Pfff!! Yeah, it's a lil cold today but it's been a mild winter so far.— Smokkee G Singleton (@MrGBIZ) January 25, 2019
We've seen worst. pic.twitter.com/2H3qud5k52
-28C (-18F) now that's winter! Just like I remember growing up in Poland. Feel alive! #Chiberia pic.twitter.com/NgPh1hPnVI— Damian L. Malek 🇵🇱 (@_Damian11) January 25, 2019
One person thought it’d be cool to point out that the temperature in Anchorage, Alaska is a balmy 42 degrees. Not cool, Steven.
In case you were wondering ... #Chiberia #Chicago #Cold #Anchorage pic.twitter.com/Co3cQnhIUv— Steven Schucker (@angrysteveworld) January 25, 2019
Though many inevitably decided to work from home or call in sick, some braved the bitter cold to make it to the office.
Today, I'm grateful that my office is only 1 block away from home ❄️❄️❄️❄️❄️❄️❄️#subzero #chiberia pic.twitter.com/VRay00YZJx— lidia varesco design (@lsvdesign) January 25, 2019
I should’ve called in sick, that’s what everyone else did #Chiberia pic.twitter.com/NGLvmSMjbu— 𝓣𝓪𝓻𝓪 𝓐𝓷𝓰𝓮𝓵 🗝☮⚛♓️🐝 (@TaraAngel94) January 25, 2019
Others decided to stay home and binge watch their favorite shows.
definitely #ChicagoFire #ChicagoPD #ChicagoMed Binge watching weather this week!! ❄️☃️❄️🌬️ #Chiberia pic.twitter.com/YeenguQR5w— wiselatina 💜🐬🐈🎶🐋🇺🇦 🇺🇸 (@Wiselatina626) January 25, 2019
#Chiberia got me worried that the #nightking showed up in Chicago . @GameOfThrones #got— AJ Patton (@AJPatton10) January 25, 2019
As always, the cold snap is having some Chicagoans question why they live here. Can’t say we blame them.
What is this?! Why do I live here?#chicago pic.twitter.com/zatOGRLLZl— non-binary fuss (@JMYaLes) January 25, 2019
• Chicago area could see 2 bouts of minus-30 windchills, snowfall this week