Chicago sets record with 6 straight 60+ degree days between Dec. and Feb.

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CHICAGO — Chicago temperatures at O’Hare tied the record of 68 degrees set in 1922, as temperatures have set new benchmarks over 5 of the past 6 days in Chicago. It also marked the 6th consecutive day with 60-degree or warmer temperatures, which has never happened between December and February in recorded weather history.

As of 3pm, record high temperatures for the date were established at the Midway and Rockford airports. At Rockford the temperature actually moved higher than the old record before noon, finally topping out at 70 degrees just before 3pm CST; the old record was 61-degrees back in 1922. At Midway Airport the high of 65-degrees has broken the old record 63-degrees set back in 1984.

Rockford has now established a new record high each of the past 6 days, Midway 5 of the last 6 and O’Hare 4 of the past 6 (missing tying the record by 1-degree yesterday and today).