Extreme Cold

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.
Arctic Conditions Break Feb. 19 Record For Cold In ChicagoAround 6:20 a.m., the temperature at O’Hare National Airport dropped to 8 below zero, breaking the previous Feb. 19 record of 7 below, set in 1936, according to the National Weather Service.
Metra: Cold Shouldn't Have Significant Impact On Thursday Morning RushMetra officials said commuters can expect a good rush hour Thursday morning, despite subzero temperatures and wind chills as low as 30 below zero. Chief Operations Officer Pete Zwolfer said snow presents more of a problem than cold, although the arctic temperatures might slow things down a bit.
Dangerous Cold Settling In; Wind Chill Advisory On Tap OvernightBrutal, bone-chilling cold was seizing the Chicago area on Wednesday, and the city won’t see any release from the icy grip of this arctic blast for more than two days.
What Are The Odds That Schools Will Close Thursday?Welcome to the CBS Chicago School Closing Early Warning Center™.
Arctic Conditions Wednesday And Thursday Could Set Record For ColdA mass of arctic air will send temperatures plunging into the single digits during the day Wednesday and Thursday, and below zero at night both days. Thursday’s high will be only about 5 degrees, which would break a record set in 1936, when the high temperature was 9 degrees on Feb. 19.
Cold Snap Causes Multiple Water Main Breaks In DixmoorSome families were without water for several hours. At the peak of the problem, approximately 80 percent of the homes in Dixmoor had no water service, or only a trickle of water.
Schools Closed For Cold Or Snow? Never In Anchorage, AlaskaWhile hundreds of Chicago area schools closed at least once week because of bitter cold temperatures and wind chills, there is at least one city in North America that never does under those conditions.
Photo: You Know It's 'Chicago Cold' When ...You know it's cold when the inside of your doors and windows get frosty.
Dangerously Cold Weather Grips Chicago AreaA frigid blast of Arctic air has plunged wind chills so low, it has made it dangerous to go outside for an extended period of time.
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