On Jan. 31, 2012, most people were figuring out ways to enjoy the insanely mild weather, which hit highs in the mid-50s.
On Jan. 31, 2011, most people were figuring out ways to survive an insanely brutal blizzard--the third worst in Chicago history--which dumped about 2 feet of snow on the area.
Amazing what a difference a year makes.
On the anniversary of --we're also accepting Snowmageddon and Snowpocalypse--we want to hear some of your stories and memories of the day. Share them along with your photos and videos in the comments section and media gallery.
Did you have to brave the weather to commute to work? Or did you stay inside and catch up on daytime TV or watch a movie? Did you help out your neighbors by shoveling their drive and walk? Or did you help your kids build a snow fort ()?
The biggest memory for me? thanks to a tip from a reader. I was pleasantly surprised by how clear the roads were. In fact, the dangerous part was walking through the snow banks and trying to keep my balance with a video camera in hand.
Unfortunately, the weather is still mucking up things for 's golf dome. Originally, , but recent snowfall has pushed the opening until the second week of February.
Need some help refreshing your memory about what went on last year? Check out the coverage from that week: