Brutal, record-breaking cold settles into Chicago area

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CHICAGO -- Record setting cold has settled into the region.  Despite mostly sunny skies, highs on Thursday are only expected to top out between 3 and 5 degrees.

Just before 6:30 a.m., the National Weather Service registered a low temperature of minus 8 degrees, surpassing the previous record of 7 below recorded on Feb. 19 in 1936.

It also looks like Chicago could break the record for coldest recorded afternoon high on Feb. 19. The record was set back in 1936 with 9 degrees.

Adding to the misery is the wind chill as it will feel like -15 to -30.

We’ll stay very cold Thursday night with lows falling to around -6 with wind chills of -15 to -20.

A breezy south wind Friday will push temps to near 20, but there is also the potential for light snow in the afternoon and evening.

Twelve YMCAs across Chicagoland will be open and available for student drop-offs– for a fee. As will Chicago public libraries and park district facilities.

Both the Adler Planetarium and the Museum of Science and Industry are offering free entry for children accompanied by an adult.

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1 Comment

  • Asok Smith

    Gosh, and Al Gore and “climate scientists” have been PROMISING us for DECADES that global warming would fry the planet. Of course, now that it’s actually getting colder they’re backtracking big time and trying to make us stupid peasants believe that global warming actually causes global cooling.

    Ever notice that no matter what happens that “climate scientists” retrospectively claim that, yep, global warming caused it. Remember Al Gore discussing increased “Polar Vortexes” in “An Inconvenient Truth”. (Yeah, neither do I.)

    “Climate Scientists” finally had to resort to renaming global warming to “climate change” when the warming didn’t actually happen. I mean really, it’s hard to argue that the climate isn’t changing, right? Brilliant propaganda stroke that was.

    Gosh, and Al Gore and “climate scientists” have been PROMISING us for DECADES that global warming would fry the planet. Of course, now that it’s actually getting colder they’re backtracking big time and trying to make us stupid peasants believe that global warming actually causes global cooling.

    Ever notice that no matter what happens that “climate scientists” retrospectively claim that, yep, global warming caused it. Remember Al Gore discussing increased “Polar Vortexes” in “An Inconvenient Truth”. (Yeah, neither do I.)

    “Climate Scientists” finally had to resort to renaming global warming to “climate change” when the warming didn’t actually happen. I mean really, it’s hard to argue that the climate isn’t changing, right? Brilliant propaganda stroke that was.

    Oh and the next “Progressive” scientific theory is that it’s really dark in the daytime and really bright at night, too. If 99 out of a 100 “Day-Night Scientists” say so, it must be true, right?

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