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23 Signs It's Winter In The Midwest

Temperature: 3 degrees. Feels Like: I want to die.

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1. You're not even surprised when you wake up and have to search for your car under snow.

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2. And you're pretty much a PROFESSIONAL at removing snow from your car windows.

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3. And you know not to rely on a shovel to clear your driveway.

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4. You know that the actual temperature doesn't mean anything, it's all about that "feels like" number.

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5. You don't even complain when temperatures are above average warm in January...

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6. ...because you know it will be freezing again by tomorrow.

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9. Your pets refuse to go outside, and quite frankly, you don't even blame them.

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10. You've learned the hard way about walking outside and not bringing a hat.

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11. Your entire Instagram feed is just pictures of people's car thermometers.

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13. You've learned to communicate in new ways because texting when outside is out of the question.

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14. You ask yourself at least three times a day why you live in a terrible, terrible place.

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15. Chapstick has become a necessity for your life.

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16. And the thought of living without hand lotion makes you want to cry.

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17. You have nightmares about the icicles hanging from your house falling on you, because you would surely die.

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18. And you don't bother looking at the weather most mornings, because you know that it will just be cold as hell.

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19. You don't remove your coat when you go inside, because your body won't recover until at least May.

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21. You've taken drastic measures to keep in heat.

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22. You look forward to the negative-degree weather in a way, because that means ice skating.

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23. And basically, you've decided to hibernate until May.

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