Woman's profane reaction to brutal winter leaves news anchors chuckling -- and it probably will leave you laughing, too
WGN Morning News in Chicago found the perfect interview subject to convey the feelings of area residents who are dealing with a historic stretch of 34 straight days in which precipitation has fallen -- even if they had to bleep her.
The city’s streak easily surpasses the previous mark of 19 days, with records dating to 1871. In addition to all of the precipitation, the Chicago area has endured a lashing of Arctic air brought down by the polar vortex in recent weeks, a brutal cold snap that caused a rapid increase in ice coverage on the Great Lakes. The relentless winter is taking its toll.
“You’re sick of this?” WITI reporter Bret Lemoine asked Judy Ross, who was shoveling snow on her property.
“Well, yeah, especially when I’m the only one here doing all this s**t,” said Ross, of Waukesha, Wisconsin.
“My father used to say: 'I kinda remember that little curly-haired girl that loved the snow.’ And I said, ‘Well, she grew up. She grew up and she doesn’t want to do this anymore.'”
WGN Twitter followers and the WGN Morning News anchors saw themselves in Judy. The city's 34-day streak began on Jan. 11.
“There’s something really precious about elderly ladies swearing,” said WGN morning weatherman Paul Konrad as anchors Larry Potash and Robin Baumgarten shared a chuckle.
Quiz Maker - powered by RiddleReport a Typo
Tropical Storm Beta to spend days pounding Gulf Coast
The newly-formed tropical storm became the latest storm to enter its name into the record books, and forecasters warn the storm may not be done strengthening.
AccuWeather meteorologists increase forecast for record-breaking 2020 hurricane season
Eight tropical systems have already made landfall in the U.S. The slate of names is now exhausted. And AccuWeather forecasters say much more activity is on the way.
Las Vegas set to break record with over 150 rain-free days in a row
After breaking the 61-year-old record on Friday, Las Vegas could continue to see a dry spell lasting into next month.
Oregon fire survivors capture 'unimaginable' damage on video
After thousands in the area were forced to evacuate from a fire that ripped through the town of Talent, Oregon, lives of the residents were "put on pause" from the devastation that cost many their homes.
8 must haves for your car's emergency supply kit
You never know when an emergency will happen, but you can plan for one ahead of time. Here are eight must-haves for your car's emergency supply kit.
AccuWeather School: What would the beach look like without humans?
Picture your last vacation to the beach. Were there homes, resorts or a boardwalk lining the ocean? That is the case at many beaches, but let’s visit one beach where nature has taken back over.