Sunday’s official high temperature of 33 degrees at O’Hare International Airport stands as a milestone in Chicago weather history. It marks the 309th consecutive day on which the city’s high temperature rose to at least 32 degrees, surpassing the long-standing record of 308 consecutive days at or above 32 degrees recorded in 1878. With luck, Monday’s high temperature will extend the consecutive string to 310 days, after which the bottom drops out and temperatures plunge on the first day of the new year.
Snow misses Chicago again
It’s yet another disappointment for Chicago’s snow-lovers. The latest snowstorm to pass through the Midwest has its sights on central and southern Illinois on Monday into early Tuesday.