The National Weather Service says 2009 has seen the coldest July since the official recording station was moved away from the lakefront in 1942. The average temperature this month in Chicago has been a mere 68.9 degrees.Al Gore, call your office.
Even in the years before 1942, when the National Weather Service recorded temperatures at the cooler lakefront, there are only three years that had colder Julys through the 26th.
Wednesday, July 29, 2009
Low temperature will be in the middle 50s tonight in ex-urban Chicago. This should be coming up on the hottest days of the year. Chicago Area Sees Coldest July Since 1942; Average Temperature Only 68.9 Degrees - cbs2chicago.com