Americans Are Absolutely Desperate to Escape Winter Right NowKelly Faircloth2/28/14 11:20amFiled to: winterweather.comkayakpuerto rico2423EditPromoteShare to KinjaToggle Conversation toolsGo to permalinkMarch starts tomorrow. We should be able to see the light at the end of the ice-tunnel that is winter, and yet huge swaths of the country are still despair-inducing frozen hellholes. And so, many Americans are currently willing to do anything to escape the cold. AdvertisementThe bone-piercing, soul-crushing cold. The cold that makes you cry and then freezes the tears to your face so your tender, chapped face skin becomes a skating rink for gnats, except the gnats are all dead because the merciless cold killed them. It's so bad that in Chicago, they're trying to convince themselves that it's okay because at least it was sunny a lot! (It's been the third coldest winter on record in the town they're now calling Chi-Beria.) The Northeast is supposed to get yet another snowstorm on Monday, and somehow we've gone from despair to ennui and circled back around to desperate escape attempts.