Arctic Cold Returns After Brief Weekend WarmupChicago area residents will continue riding a seesaw of temperatures over the next few days, with painfully cold conditions Monday, a brief return of milder conditions on Tuesday, and then another bitter blast later in the week.
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.
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.
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.
Up To 6 Inches Of Snow Possible In NW IndianaSnow, frigid temperatures and 45-mph winds could make for a grisly Thursday morning in parts of northwest Indiana, the National Weather Service warned.
Chilling Weekend Weather Ahead For ChicagoA cold weekend is in store for Chicago, with temperatures and wind chills expected to approach the lowest recorded so far this year.
Mild Weekend On Tap, But Don't Expect Much Snow To MeltAfter a quick blast of Arctic air on Thursday, a milder weekend is in store for Chicago this weekend, but don’t expect all that snow to go anywhere anytime soon.
City Continues Work To Clear Snow From Side StreetsFor the second day in a row, the city has deployed 650 pieces of snow removal equipment as crews continue clearing side streets in the wake of the 8th snowiest week on record, including a blizzard that blanketed the city in more than 19 inches of snow.
February Already 10th Snowiest On Record In ChicagoNot only was this weekend’s blizzard the 5th largest snowstorm in the city’s history, it also made the past week the 8th snowiest week on record for Chicago.
City Adding More Trucks, Crews To Effort To Clear Snow From Side StreetsWednesday morning, the city deployed 650 pieces of equipment to remove snow from side streets – including 315 snow plows, and 335 pieces of heavy construction equipment – to help haul away the piles of snow created by plows. In addition, the city has dispatched approximately 300 laborers to help shovel snow.
Postal Service: Shovel Your Sidewalks To Make Sure You Get Your MailThis weekend really tested the Postal Service creed, but Chicago district spokesman Mark Reynolds said letter carriers can handle the snow (and rain, rain and heat and gloom of night).
Many Side Streets, Sidewalks Still A Snowy MessAs of late Monday night, city officials said approximately 90 percent of the city’s side streets had been plowed at least once since the blizzard hit. However, there was still a lot of work to do to get the city’s side streets cleared of snow. In addition, many sidewalks have not been shoveled once since the start of the snowstorm.
Classes To Resume For CPS Students TuesdayClasses at Chicago Public Schools will resume on Tuesday, a day after classes were canceled Monday due to the blizzard.
Snow Totals From Weekend BlizzardHere are the total snow fall amounts measured by National Weather Service observers for the snowstorm that lasted from Saturday night until Monday morning.