Near-Record Cold Has Chicago In Deep FreezeChicago flirted with record cold Monday morning as temperatures plummeted overnight, reaching well below zero before dawn.
Some Schools Start Late Thursday Due To Intense ColdMany Chicago area schools canceled classes on Thursday, due to the bitterly cold weather, and several schools that stayed open began their day late because of the intense wind chills.
As Temperatures Drop, Calls For Heating Repairs SpikeThe bitter cold in the Chicago area has lit a fire under people to call for urgent repairs around their homes.
Brutal Wind Chills Make For Painful Morning Commute For ManyTemperatures were at a frigid 2 below zero in Chicago at dawn, with a brutal wind chill of 18 below, meaning commuters had to endure a teeth-chattering wait for buses and trains as they headed out Thursday morning.
Frigid Weather Making Life Rough On The Streets Of ChicagoCold and coping go hand in hand today, especially for people who have no choice but to brave the arctic blast to live or work outdoors.
Extreme Cold Settling In To Chicago Area This WeekDangerously cold weather was moving into the Chicago area on Tuesday, with lows expected to dip into the single digits overnight, and to plunge below zero early Thursday.
Bitter Blast To Last All Day MondayPile on the hats, scarves, and gloves on Monday; even if you’re only outside for a few minutes. Temperatures will be in the single digits, or even below zero, virtually all day on Monday.
Illinois Tollway Launches Zero Weather Road PatrolsThe frigid weather could last for a couple more days, so the Illinois Tollway has stepped up around-the clock protection for drivers.
Arctic Chill Has Chicago In Deep FreezeWinter’s first bitter blast sent temperatures down to 1 below zero around 6 a.m., with a wind chill as cold as 18 below overnight at O’Hare International Airport.
Frigid Temperatures Follow On Heels Of Thursday's Heavy SnowAfter the snowstorm ended, temperatures dropped nearly 20 degrees in 12 hours. As of shortly before 3 p.m. Thursday, it was 18 degrees at O’Hare. By 3 a.m. Friday, the temperature had edged to zero. As of 6 a.m., it was 1 below.
February On Pace To Be 2nd Coldest In Chicago Since 1875In February 1875, the average temperature in Chicago was 14.6 degrees. If predicted temperatures for the rest of the month hold true, the 14.9 degree average this February will have been the second coldest February on record for Chicago, according to AccuWeather.
After Setting Two Records For Cold, Brief Respite On The Way For ChicagoAfter breaking two records for extreme cold on Thursday, the double digit temperatures expected by Friday afternoon should seem downright mild by comparison.