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Tom Skilling on City's Record Lows
Tom Skilling on City's Record Lows
Jul 23, 2024 3:27 PM

WGN's Chief MeteorologistTom Skillingtalks about the city’s record low temperatures, and what we can expect over the next few days.Send us your severe weather photos hereand we'll use them in ouronline slideshow.

View a chart and graph of Chicago's record low temperatures from 1872-2014.

Year Number of days below -15 degrees
1872 3
1873 1
1875 1
1976 1
1879 2
1884 1
1893 1
1897 1
1899 4
1905 1
1912 1
1930 1
1936 1
1963 1
1966 1
1977 1
1979 2
1982 4
1983 4
1984 2
1994 4
2014 1

Most Consecutive Number of Days with Minimum Temperature Zero or Below

10 Days: Jan 4- Jan 13, 1913

Longest Continuous Period Below Freezing

43days: Dec 28, 1976-Feb 8, 1977

First Freeze of the Season

Average: October 15th

Earliest: Sept 22, 1995

Latest: November 24, 1931

Source: National Weather Service Forecast Office

~Graphics by Taurean Small

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