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The Coldest Days Ever In Chicago

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Date Temperature
Jan. 20, 1985 27 below zero
Jan 10, 1982 26 below zero
Jan. 16, 1982 25 below zero
Dec. 24, 1983 25 below zero
Dec. 24, 1872 23 below zero
Jan. 17, 1982 23 below zero
Jan. 19, 1985 23 below zero
Jan. 21, 1984 22 below zero
Dec 22, 1872 21 below zero
Feb. 9, 1899 21 below zero
Dec. 23, 1983 21 below zero
Jan. 18, 1994 21 below zero
Jan. 9, 1875 20 below zero
Jan. 25, 1897 20 below zero
Jan. 20, 1984 20 below zero

CHICAGO (CBS) — Tuesday morning’s temperatures were the coldest for December in nearly 20 years, and it may get even a bit colder on Wednesday night, with temps again dipping below zero.

But it doesn’t come close to the coldest days ever in Chicago.

The coldest day ever happened nearly 30 years ago on Jan. 20, 1985.

It was 27 degrees below zero that day.

The coldest December day ever was Christmas Eve in 1983, when the temps dropped to 25 below.

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