Hottest Days

Countless people crowded into Lake Michigan. (Credit: CBS)

Last Week’s Heat Wave Second Warmest In Chicago History

Last week’s heatwave, during which Chicago experienced high temperatures over 100 degrees for three consecutive days, was the second warmest three-day period in Chicago history, with an average temperature of 91.4 degrees.


A sunrise in Mexico (Ronaldo Schemidt/AFP/Getty Images)

Hottest Days Ever In Chicago

Temperatures of 100 degrees or more in Chicago are actually fairly rare.