Public Information Statement
Issued by NWS Chicago, IL

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PUBLIC INFORMATION STATEMENT...CORRECTED
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE CHICAGO IL
1020 AM CST WED FEB 18 2015 /1120 AM EST WED FEB 18 2015/

...COLD HARD STATS ABOUT THE CURRENT COLD SNAP IN CHICAGO...

THIS MONTH HAS BEEN NO STRANGER TO BITTERLY COLD WEATHER.
HOWEVER...THE CURRENT ARCTIC BLAST HAS THE POTENTIAL TO BE RARE IN
ITS SEVERITY FOR SO LATE IN THE SEASON.

THE HIGH TEMPERATURE SO FAR TODAY IN CHICAGO AS OF 9 AM HAS BEEN 8
DEGREES. IF THE TEMPERATURE THE REST OF THE DAY DOES NOT GET ANY
HIGHER THAN 8 DEGREES...THIS WILL BE WITHIN THE TOP 10 COLDEST
HIGH TEMPERATURES IN CHICAGO ON FEBRUARY 18TH OR LATER. THURSDAY
IS LIKELY TO BE EVEN COLDER THAN TODAY...POSSIBLY NOT GETTING OUT
OF THE MID POSITIVE SINGLE DIGITS.

COLDEST HIGH TEMPERATURES IN DEGREES F 2/18 OR LATER
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1) -2   2/23/1889

2)  0   2/18/1936

3)  3   2/21/1963

4)  6   2/18/1903

5)  7   2/20/1896
        2/23/1910

7)  8    3/3/1873
        2/24/1889
        2/22/1901
        2/18/2006

POTENTIAL FOR TWO CONSECUTIVE SINGLE DIGIT HIGH TEMPERATURES
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IF THE HIGH TEMPERATURE FAILS TO REACH 10 DEGREES TODAY AND
THURSDAY IN CHICAGO...THIS WILL TIE FOR THE SECOND LATEST
OCCURRENCE ON RECORD OF TWO OR MORE CONSECUTIVE HIGH TEMPERATURES
IN THE SINGLE DIGITS OR LOWER.

THE LATEST OCCURRENCES OF TWO OR MORE CONSECUTIVE HIGH
TEMPERATURES IN THE SINGLE DIGITS OR LOWER WERE BACK ON FEBRUARY
FEBRUARY 23-24 1889 AND FEBRUARY 18-19 1936.

2/23/1889: HIGH OF -2 DEGREES
2/24/1889: HIGH OF 8 DEGREES

2/18/1936: HIGH OF 0 DEGREES
2/19/1936: HIGH OF 9 DEGREES

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