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La Nina Returns

The NOAA Climate Prediction Center (CPC) noted earlier this month that "La Niña conditions are expected to strengthen and last through the Northern Hemisphere winter 2010-11." A La Niña occurs ...

Cooling Degree Days Up in Illinois This Year

As of August 16, cooling degree days (CDD) are well above normal this year in Illinois. The statewide average is 1051 CDDs, which is 268 CDDs above normal or 134 ...

Record Streak of Warm Days in Chicago

From the National Weather Service Record of Days At or Above 80 Degrees for Chicagoland THE PREVIOUS RECORD FOR CONSECUTIVE 80 DEGREE OR ABOVE DAYS WAS 42 DAYS IN A ...

First Half of August – Warm

The state-wide temperature in Illinois for the first half of August (August 1-15) was 79.5 degrees, 5.7 degrees above normal. That should come as no surprise to anyone who experience ...

July 1936 – Hot in Chicago

While this summer has been hot and humid, it pales in comparison to the hottest month in Illinois history - July 1936. Here are the records from July of that ...