CHICAGO — It’s the coldest Valentine’s Day morning in Chicago in 77 years, according to the National Weather Service reports.
The mercury got down to -2 at O’Hare Airport Friday morning. It’s the first time this winter that a subzero temperature was recorded O’Hare.
Back in 1943, the National Weather Service recorded a low temperature of -3 at O’Hare. The coldest Valentine’s Day ever in Chicago was back in 1905 — the coldest low recorded that day was -11!
A look back at the love, or lack thereof, that Mother Nature has shown Chicago over the years on February 14. 💕
This includes this morning being the coldest Valentines temperature in the Windy City in 77 years!
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— NWS Chicago (@NWSChicago) February 14, 2020
A Wind Chill Advisory for dangerous wind chills as low as -15 to -25-degrees across northeast Illinois remains in effect until 10 a.m. Friday.
A Wind Chill Advisory is in effect until 10AM for all of northern IL. Wind chills as low as -15 to -20 this morning, especially outside of #Chicago. The cold wind chills could cause frostbite on exposed skin in as little as 30 minutes. #ilwx pic.twitter.com/7wr6XcDnZ9
— Mike Janssen (@MikeJanssenWX) February 14, 2020
If outside for any length of time this morning, bundle-up and cover exposed skin on your face and hands – frostbite could occur within 30 minutes on exposure.
Still under the influence of Arctic high pressure, there won’t be much of a temperature rebound today, even with the expected abundant sunshine – highs forecast to reach only the middle teens. A shift to southerly winds will signal the start of a “warming trend” later this afternoon/evening with highs reaching into the 30s Saturday along with the prospect of some light snow.
— Barry Butler (@barrybutler9) February 14, 2020
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