It's official: the meteorological winter (December 1 to March 31) that just ended was Chicago's coldest winter in history:
The impressive cold this past winter continued during March...with a monthly average temperature of only
-0.2°C for the month. this ranks as the 19th coldest march on record in Chicago. however...of
even more interest is the fact that with the abnormally cold March across the area...this made the average temperature for the December through March period in Chicago
...which is the coldest such period on record for Chicago dating back to 1872!
On the other hand, the same period was one of the warmest winters ever globally. Both things are likely related, but we won't know for a while until more data comes in.
Meanwhile, here's the forecast for opening day at Wrigley the day after tomorrow:
A chance of rain and thunderstorms. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 8°C. Breezy, with a south wind 25 to 30 km/h becoming southwest 35 to 40 km/h in the afternoon. Winds could gust as high as 60 km/h. Chance of precipitation is 40%.
At least our seats are under the awning.