Politics, Weather, Photography, and the Dog
Tuesday 29 January 2013

Chicago's normal high temperature for April 17th is 16°C, which by strange coincidence is the new record high for January 29th:

The warm front associated with the strong low pressure system passed through the Chicago area between 2 and 3AM on it’s way north and at 6AM is oriented east-west along the Illinois-Wisconsin state line. South of the front south to southwest winds 24 to 45 km/h and temperatures in the upper 10s°C prevail – Wheeling actually reported 15.6°C at 6AM. North of the front through southern Wisconsin and farther north, winds were east to southeast and temperatures near freezing. Milwaukee at 6AM was 3°C.

Moreover:

The 18°C high projected for Chicago Tuesday easily replaces the day's previous 99-year record high of 15°C set in 1914 and is a reading just 1.1°C shy of the city's all-time January record high temp of 19°C set back on Jan 25, 1950. Only 5 of the 34 January 60s [Fahrenheit] on the books have made it to 18°C.

Temps in the 60s [Fahrenheit] in January are incredibly rare—a fact which can't be overstated! In fact, just 21 of 143 Januarys since records here began in 1871 have produced 60s.

The city's last 16°C January temperature took place 5 years ago when the mercury hit 18°C on Jan 7, 2008.

Ordinarily in the middle of winter in Chicago it would be customary at this point to say "It was last this warm in..." and throw out a date from last summer. But no, this is the new world of climate change, so I can say: "It was last this warm December 3rd."

Of course, it can't last. Here's the temperature forecast starting at noon today (click for full size):

January to April to January in three easy steps...

Tuesday 29 January 2013 08:38:10 CST (UTC-06:00)  |  | Chicago | Weather#
Search
On this page....
And now, mid-April
Countdowns
The Daily Parker +3302d 01h 08m
2015 33d 13h 06m
Parker's 9th birthday 199d 12h 06m
My next birthday 280d 16h 11m
Categories
Aviation (342) Baseball (110) Best Bars (7) Biking (44) Chicago (904) Cubs (197) Duke (132) Geography (334) Higher Ground (5) Jokes (284) Kitchen Sink (654) London (54) Parker (191) Daily (204) Photography (144) Politics (303) US (1086) World (253) Raleigh (21) Readings (8) Religion (66) San Francisco (88) Software (204) Blogs (75) Business (226) Cloud (90) Cool links (134) Security (98) Travel (219) Weather (694) Astronomy (86) Windows Azure (59) Work (74) Writing (8)
Links
Archive
<November 2014>
SunMonTueWedThuFriSat
2627282930311
2345678
9101112131415
16171819202122
23242526272829
30123456
Full archive
Blogroll
About
David Braverman and Parker
David Braverman is a software developer in Chicago, and the creator of Weather Now. Parker is the most adorable dog on the planet, 80% of the time.
Legal
All content Copyright ©2014 David Braverman.
Creative Commons License
The Daily Parker by David Braverman is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-Noncommercial-No Derivative Works 3.0 United States License, excluding photographs, which may not be republished unless otherwise noted.
Admin Login
Sign In
Blog Stats
Total Posts: 4565
This Year: 463
This Month: 36
This Week: 7
Comments: 0