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Can opening or closing locks on the Great Lakes be used to control the levels of the lakes?
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What is the city’s record for the most consecutive sub-60-degree days in May?
What is the largest hail that has fallen in the Chicago area?
What exactly is the definition of a drought?
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Does the summer of 1960 rank as one of the city’s hottest?
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How many times has Chicago experienced three days with 85+ degree temps through May 2?
What is the average number of 90-degree days in May in Chicago?
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What is the hottest temperature ever recorded in Chicago weather history?
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