What is the record for the number of consecutive days of record-breaking temperatures?
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As unseasonable February warmth continues, Chicago logged its fourth straight record high Monday afternoon as O’Hare reached 70 degrees. Despite the four-day string, there is still a long way to go before threatening the city’s record of 10 in a row that occurred during a remarkable late-season heat wave in 1953. During the period from August 24-September 3 the mercury reached 90-degrees or higher for 11 straight days that also included two days of triple-digit heat. Ten consecutive record highs were tied or broken from August 25-September 3. Sixty-four years later, six of those records remain in effect, including back-to-back 101-degree record highs on September 1-2.