It was hot in the Chicago area Tuesday with temperatures climbing into the lower and middle 90s. The day started out very warm with a record highest minimum temperature of 77 degrees at O’Hare exceeding the day’s record high minimum of 75 degrees established more than a century ago in 1912.
This morning’s low of 77 degrees is also the highest minimum temperature so-late-in-the- season in Chicago’s weather history dating back to 1871. This broke the previous late-season record low of 78 degrees established on September 7, 1922.
This afternoon’s high temperature of 95 degrees at O’Hare tied the day’s high record of 95 degrees established 30 years ago in 1983. It is also the city’s hottest late-season temperature since then. Dating back to 1871, there have been only 10 days with a high temperature of 95 degrees or higher from September 10 forward.
Midway Airport also established a new record high minimum for the date with a low of 78 degrees breaking the old record of 74 in 1961. That is also a new record high minimum for so late in the season. The high this afternoon at Midway reached 96 degrees breaking that site’s 95 degree record for the date set in 1983.
Some high and low temperatures from around the Chicago area today..
Northerly Island 94/80
Du Page 92/72