Skilling: Today’s the coolest day of August 2013 so far

Monday has been the coolest August 2013 day yet in Chicago.

With 74- and 58-degree extremes, Monday’s the 14th consecutive day to finish below normal this month and the coolest August 2013 day yet, averaging 7 degrees below normal.

August is running 4.5 degrees below normal and 10 degrees behind the average to date a year ago, when there had already been four 90-degree days!

Meteorological summer 2013’s running approximately 7 degrees behind last year, while Lake Michigan’s Chicago shoreline water temp is down 9 degrees.

80-degree temperatures and higher humidities are predicted here Tuesday but global forecast models from the National Weather Service, Environment Canada and the European Center are keeping the cool summer temperature regime going overall.

FOR THE LATEST WEATHER UPDATES, GO TO CHICAGOWEATHERCENTER.COM

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