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WGN TV Chicago
What is Chicago’s worst ice storm on record?in the mid- to late 1960s. Do you remember it?— David Wechsler Dear David, We
WGN TV Chicago / Posted 2 days ago
in the mid- to late 1960s. Do you remember it?— David Wechsler Dear David, We certainly do and Chicago weather historian Frank Wachowski was able to refresh our memories. The massive ice storm glazed the Chicago area on Jan. 23-24, 1965. Area... Read more
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WGN TV Chicago
What is the earliest date of a sub-30-degree high in Chicago?most of January, a day with a sub-30-degree high can truly be classified as a w
WGN TV Chicago / Posted 4 days ago
most of January, a day with a sub-30-degree high can truly be classified as a wintry day. We had Chicago climatologist Frank Wachowski check the archives, and he determined that the average date of the season’s first sub-30 day is Nov. 19, and... Read more
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WGN TV Chicago
Was October 26, 1985 a fairly nice day?the high temperature at O’Hare International Airport was 70 degrees, the low 45
WGN TV Chicago / Posted 10 days ago
the high temperature at O’Hare International Airport was 70 degrees, the low 45 and there was no rain. At Midway Airport the high was 72, the low 48. It was a beautiful day and weather historian Frank Wachowski adds that the day was 100 percent sun... Read more
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WGN TV Chicago
Has there ever a blizzard on Halloween in Chicago?Tom, Matt Downing Dear Matt, There has not. Chicago weather historian Frank
WGN TV Chicago / Posted 13 days ago
Tom, Matt Downing Dear Matt, There has not. Chicago weather historian Frank Wachowski checked the archives for Halloween snow back to 1884 and found that it has only snowed seven times on the... Read more
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WGN TV Chicago
How does this growing season stack up to other seasons?on March 23, ending the growing season at 227 days, the city’s fourth longest d
WGN TV Chicago / Posted 17 days ago
on March 23, ending the growing season at 227 days, the city’s fourth longest dating back to 1871. Chicago climatologist Frank Wachowski reports that the only longer ones on the books were 235 days in 1931, 232 days in 1922 and 228 days in 1902.... Read more
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WGN TV Chicago
How likely are we to see measurable snow before Nov. 30?are fairly good that you will experience at least a little measurable snowfall
WGN TV Chicago / Posted 26 days ago
are fairly good that you will experience at least a little measurable snowfall before you head south. Chicago climatologist Frank Wachowski informs us that there have only been 24 years out of 133 dating back to 1884 (18 percent) when the city has... Read more

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