"It’s good to be home -- although it’s cold in Chicago. It was 60 degrees in Washington. It’s not 60 degrees here," Obama said.
Tuesday afternoon it was 26 degrees in Chicago, though the wind chill made it feel more like 15.
"I'm not used to it," Obama said. "My blood has thinned out."
It wasn't always like this.
In January 2009, Obama mocked the fact that his daughters school had canceled classes because of bad weather.
"My children's school was canceled today," Obama said. "Because of what? Some ice? ... We're going to have to apply some flinty Chicago toughness to this town."
The nation's capital, he said, just couldn't hack it.
"I'm saying that when it comes to the weather, folks in Washington don't seem to be able to handle things," Obama said.