December weather in Chicago?

Discussion in 'Pre-Medical - MD' started by Rapid Decomposition, Oct 15, 2002.

  1. Rapid Decomposition

    Joined:
    Feb 28, 2002
    Messages:
    410
    Likes Received:
    0
    So I just scheduled my Northwestern interview for December 10. But then I got to thinking - I have a final on the 11th in California. How common is snow during the winter in Chicago? What if the airport closes? Should I not have scheduled so close to a final? What do you guys who are from Chicago think? Thanks in advance!
     
  2. Thread continues after this sponsor message. SDN Members do not see this ad.

  3. CaNEM

    CaNEM Senior Member

    Joined:
    Jun 11, 2002
    Messages:
    635
    Likes Received:
    4
    Haha, you guys/gals from Cali, so afraid of a little snow!

    We know how to deal with it up here in the North, so don't worry, you'll be fine.;)
     
  4. Drnunia

    Drnunia Member

    Joined:
    Sep 9, 2002
    Messages:
    52
    Likes Received:
    0
    Yeh, I am not sure about december, but they are talking about some flakes for this week. Just to remind us that wintre is on its way!!!
     
  5. jot

    jot

    yeah december in chicago is great! bring shorts and some spf100!;)
     
  6. Random Access

    Random Access 1K Member

    Joined:
    Aug 22, 2002
    Messages:
    1,302
    Likes Received:
    0
    I would think that it is important to note that O'Hare does occasionally have significant weather delays. This is particularly significant because O'Hare is a major hub. When the airport has weather issues, United and American flights around the country get queued up pretty heavily.

    That said, O'Hare is particularly well-prepared for Chicago weather with plenty of de-icing equipment and such. Most airports surely couldn't deal with such conditions on this grand a scale, but O'Hare has plenty of training and equipment to deal with bad weather.

    -RA
     
  7. Rapid Decomposition

    Joined:
    Feb 28, 2002
    Messages:
    410
    Likes Received:
    0
    haha, thanks you guys! I'm sure they are quite prepared to deal with all but the worst situations.
     
  8. neuromd03

    neuromd03 Banned
    Banned

    Joined:
    Oct 13, 2002
    Messages:
    84
    Likes Received:
    0
    Status:
    Attending Physician

    That's funny. I'm an MS-IV in Chicago and will need to fly to California at about the same time for a bunch of residency interviews in Los Angeles. Any tips on airfares?
     
  9. Epi

    Epi Fuzzy Tiger

    Joined:
    Jul 28, 2001
    Messages:
    292
    Likes Received:
    0
    Status:
    Medical Student
    it does get pretty cold in december and the weather is always unpredicatable, so be prepared. you can't really tell when its going to snow in chicago, but maybe this winter will be a mild one!
     
  10. neuromd03

    neuromd03 Banned
    Banned

    Joined:
    Oct 13, 2002
    Messages:
    84
    Likes Received:
    0
    Status:
    Attending Physician

    I have a residency interview at Wash U in the first week of December and another at St. Louis U which I still have to schedule. Are there fun things to do in St. Louis? I'm planning to relocate to LA but am exploring my options...
     
  11. qweewq11

    qweewq11 Smiley orgy organizer

    Joined:
    Jun 22, 2002
    Messages:
    942
    Likes Received:
    13
    be sure to stay warm b4 your interview by drinking lots of vodka. You wouldn't want to be cold during your interview, so 7 or 8 shots right beforehand might help.
     
  12. Explosivo

    Explosivo blah!

    Joined:
    Apr 26, 2002
    Messages:
    1,071
    Likes Received:
    0
    December 10th should be o.k. We don't get the really nasty **** until January and February. In fact, i can't remember the last bad snowstorm in December; they've all been in january or february.

    Just my advice though, I wouldn't have scheduled it one day before a final. If it were me I wouldn't want any distractions before a final exam and a major interview at NW would definitely be a big distraction. It works the other way too, having a final hanging over your head the day after your interview may not allow you to enjoy your interview day as much.

    Just my 2 cents.
     
  13. agent

    agent agent, RN

    Joined:
    Jul 30, 2002
    Messages:
    1,018
    Likes Received:
    0
    yep, ive lived here my whole life. January is generally the worst. Early december is generally safe, unless we have a freak storm.

    Ohare does have lots of equipment to deal though.
     
  14. Random Access

    Random Access 1K Member

    Joined:
    Aug 22, 2002
    Messages:
    1,302
    Likes Received:
    0
    Ummm...wrong thread?
     

Share This Page