January 6, 2014
The warnings from government officials were stern: stay inside if you can, limit your time outside and don’t drive unless absolutely necessary.
Temperatures in the wake of a stubborn weather pattern that dropped several inches of snow could be summed up in a single word: brutal. At 7 a.m., O’Hare International Airport recorded a temperature of -15, breaking a record low of -14 set on this date in both 1894 and 1988. By 8:30 a.m., the official Chicago temperature had dipped another degree, to -16.
This article was posted: Monday, January 6, 2014 at 11:31 am