Ugh, Chicago Has Now Hit Record-Breaking Heat 6 Days In A Row
By Stephen Gossett in News on Sep 25, 2017 7:58PM
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If you'll tolerate just one dad joke: this is not cool.
That's right, Chicago has now logged a whopping, sweltering six consecutive days of record-breaking heat, according to the National Weather Service-Chicago.
Temperatures at O'Hare had already hit 91 degrees by 1:15 p.m. on Monday. The previous hottest temp reached on September 25 was 90 degrees, all the back in 1933, NWS-Chicago posted on Twitter.
Temperatures have topped previous record highs every day since Wednesday of last week.
The thermometer scaled up to 93 degrees on Sunday, breaking the record for Sept. 24 in Chicago. That record had stood for 126 years.
Chicago's high temperature today topped out at 93 degrees, breaking a 126 year old record for Sept 24th of 91 degrees set back in 1891!— NWS Chicago (@NWSChicago) September 24, 2017
Things were really rough on Saturday, as we're sure you noticed. At 95 degrees, it proved to be the hottest day of the entire year, tied with June 12. (In case you forgot, it's fall.) The hottest day of the year had never fallen so late before then.
Chicago's 95 degree high temp today ties 6/12 for hottest day of 2017. This is latest day in year for hottest temp of year, previously 9/14— NWS Chicago (@NWSChicago) September 23, 2017
And never before on record has Chicago seen six consecutive days of 90-degree weather so late in the year, according to NWS-Chicago.
All of which is to say, it's really hot for this time of year, and it's been really hot for awhile. Those waiting for sweet mercy, look to Wednesday, when the high temperature will likely finally fall back down in the low-70s, according to Weather.com's current forecast.