Really cold weather makes it worse too. This past winter it sounded like I was running a dog box.
That was the first time my car had ever seen temps around 0 degrees. It lived its live around el paso texas. Needless to say it did not like it. Power steering, I guess because it was getting so thick, would almost feel slushy in the wheel. Had some cold start issues in the mornings, mainly from stock battery, got a Optima Red Top and that seemed to help a lot. Still took a tad bit longer to crank.
Barely got to enjoy this last winter due to summer tires and having to drop my steering rack for two weeks while I waited on a replacement line to come out that I stripped. >.<
I vow that this next winter will be different!