Chicago breaks new weather record set in 1878
December 31, 2012
Chicago’s unseasonably warm weather has broken a new record on Sunday for the longest stretch of days that did not see high temperatures dip below the freezing point, according to the National Weather Service.
It has been 309 consecutive days since the region had a high temperature that was below 32 degrees, said Amy Seeley, a meteorologist with the weather service’s Romeoville office.
Prior to Sunday, the longest streak occurred in 1878, which saw 308 days, the weather service said. In 2004, there were 300 days without a high temperature dipping below 32 degrees.
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