Tom Skilling on City's Record Lows

WGN's Chief Meteorologist Tom Skilling talks about the city’s record low temperatures, and what we can expect over the next few days. Send us your severe weather photos here and we'll use them in our online slideshow.
 


View a chart and graph of Chicago's record low temperatures from 1872-2014.

Year Number of days below -15 degrees
1872 3
1873 1
1875 1
1976 1
1879 2
1884 1
1893 1
1897 1
1899 4
1905 1
1912 1
1930 1
1936 1
1963 1
1966 1
1977 1
1979 2
1982 4
1983 4
1984 2
1994 4
2014 1

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Most Consecutive Number of Days with Minimum Temperature Zero or Below
10 Days:
Jan 4- Jan 13, 1913

Longest Continuous Period Below Freezing
43 days: Dec 28, 1976-Feb 8, 1977

First Freeze of the Season
Average:
October 15th
          Earliest: Sept 22, 1995
          Latest: November 24, 1931

Source: National Weather Service Forecast Office

~Graphics by Taurean Small

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