Woman's profane reaction to brutal winter leaves news anchors chuckling -- and it probably will leave you laughing, too

By John Roach, AccuWeather staff writer
February 15, 2019, 1:26:23 PM EST

Judy Ross on winter

Judy Ross didn't hold back when asked if she was tired of winter. (Twitter/WGN)


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.

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