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Chicago Weather Records

Chicago Just Had Its Coldest Winter In History. Here's Proof.

The Huffington Post | Joseph Erbentraut | Posted 04.02.2014 | Green

We knew it was a doozy, but new numbers make it official: Chicago's seemingly endless winter was also its coldest since records began in 1872. Acco...

This Winter Is Officially Chicago's Coldest In 30 Years

Posted 02.07.2014 | Green

It's official: Chicago hasn't seen a winter this chilly in three decades. And it's still far from over. WGN meteorologist Tom Skilling notes Friday...

January Was Chicago's Third Snowiest Ever.. And More's Coming

Posted 02.03.2014 | Chicago

Can't remember a January with this much, practically non-stop snowfall? There's a good reason for that, Chicago. Though just less than a half inch ...

Chicago Remains Under Record-Breaking Deep Freeze For Second Day

Posted 01.25.2014 | Chicago

Though an end appears in sight for Chicago's deep freeze -- as temperatures are expected to finally rebound above zero by Tuesday evening -- the frigi...

Late July Or Mid-October? City Shatters 30-Year Weather Record

Posted 07.29.2013 | Chicago

Chicagoans were sent digging for their jackets over the weekend as temperatures plunged to record-setting lows. Saturday's high temperature only hi...

This Month Already The City's Wettest April On Record

Posted 04.24.2013 | Chicago

Coming as no surprise to any of the many Chicago-area residents who are still cleaning up after heavy rains and widespread flooding last week, this mo...

City Could, Finally, See An Inch Of Snowfall In 1 Day

Posted 01.24.2013 | Chicago

While parts of Chicago near or adjacent to Lake Michigan saw bursts of lake-effect snowfall Thursday, the city has so far continued its historic strea...

Friday's High Could Break Yet Another Weather Record

Posted 01.10.2013 | Chicago

The calendar says Chicago is smack in the middle of winter, but a long snowless streak and balmy temps feel anything but. Forecasts indicate Frida...

City Under Heat Advisory, Could See Hottest Day in 7 Years

Posted 06.28.2012 | Chicago

Updated story Chicago city officials urged caution Thursday as the city was in the sweltering midst of what could be its hottest day in seven years...

Chicago Hasn't Experienced Heat Like This (In June) For 35 Years

Posted 06.19.2012 | Chicago

One day ahead of the first official day of summer, Chicago's heat wave is in full effect Tuesday as the city is urging residents to take precautions a...

It's Official! March Was Chicago's Warmest Ever

Posted 04.01.2012 | Chicago

On the heels of its warmest winter in 80 years, it stands to reason that Chicago can also celebrate its warmest month of March on record. According...

Record-Breaking Warmth? Chicago Verges On Beach Weather

AP/The Huffington Post | Posted 03.14.2012 | Chicago

Chicago is likely to see record-breaking high temperatures Wednesday, continuing the trend of an unseasonably warm March to date. And the city is n...

Winter One Of Warmest Ever, Flurries On The Way

Posted 02.07.2012 | Chicago

What a difference a year can make: Last February, Chicago was reeling from the 20-inch-plus blizzard that blasted the city with winds up to 70 mph and...

'Winter' Continues With Temperatures Approaching 60

Posted 01.31.2012 | Chicago

You call this winter? Though one year ago the Chicago area was preparing for one of the largest snowstorms in the city's history -- which dumped ov...

WATCH: Chicago's 2011 Rainfall Second Highest In City's History

Posted 12.27.2011 | Chicago

As 2011 winds to a close, Tuesday morning's drizzles officially tipped the scales, making this year the city's second wettest in history. Rainfall ...