What have been the warmest and coldest home openers for the Cubs and White Sox?

Dear Tom,
What have been the warmest and coldest home openers for the Cubs and White Sox?
— Steven Lifka, Brookfield
Dear Steven,

Chicago’s highly variable April weather has resulted in a wide range of opening day weather conditions for both the Cubs and White Sox.

Cubs fans shivered in 32-degree temperatures and 20-degree wind chills in the home opener against Montreal on April 8, 2003, and they basked in summery 86-degree warmth during an April 22, 1960, opener against the San Francisco Giants.

The White Sox’s coldest opener was just last year on a snowy 35-degree April 8 against Cleveland, while the warmest was played on an 86-degree day against the Boston Red Sox on April 19, 1985.

Monday’s Cubs opener will have a first-pitch temperature in the middle 60s.