Coldest Afternoon On Record At Aurora, Illinois

Climate Reanalyzer

As I have been predicting, today was the coldest afternoon on record at Aurora, Illinois. The maximum temperature today was -15F, beating their previous coldest day by three degrees.  Aurora has had forty-four days since 1895 which never made it to 0F, with the previous record of -11F set on Christmas Eve, 1983. Note that the five coldest days have occurred in the past fifty years.

Today beat the previous January 30th record by fifteen degrees, which had been set in 1951.

Spreadsheet

National Weather Service : Observed Weather for past 3 Days : Chicago / West Chicago, Dupage Airport

Similarly, the frequency and intensity of hot days has plummeted at Aurora since the 19th century.

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18 Responses to Coldest Afternoon On Record At Aurora, Illinois

  1. Rah says:

    Three weeks ago the US and European weather models were forecasting warmer than average temps in the Midwest and Eastern US for this period. Now NOAA wants to pretend they know why we’re freezing our asses off.

  2. billtoo says:

    january 25th?

  3. spike55 says:

    Global Waming effect on Lake Michigan, courtesy Roy Spemcer

    http://www.drroyspencer.com/wp-content/uploads/chicago-cold-550×367.jpg

    Can I suggest that we start using the words “Global Waming”

    Should trigger a few leftist people. ;-)

  4. spike55 says:

    Forgot I could display the Global Waming image

  5. DCA says:

    This harsh, nasty cold we are putting up with:
    Isn’t that about the same temperature as the “super hot” Arctic that alarmists are in a tizzy about?

  6. Psalmon says:

    Good Gawd 111F in 1936. How long before they exclude everything before 1955 because temperature was measured “differently”?

  7. Carol says:

    I guess the gunfire in Chicago kept it warmer than surrounding areas.

  8. Andy says:

    Thanks for that map Tony, normally when cold from the Arctic goes south the Arctic reason warms up, but this time it still looks cold.

    As you mentioned in a previous post the Arctic ice is not as low as in the previous 3 or so years so this will add to this small rebound, or at least levelling off.

    It will be interesting how this effects the summer melt. Normally winter extent and summer extent maxima and minima are not connected, so they tell us, but I think they are so nowadays.

    Could be a slow start to the melt season where even average weather cannot nibble into it.

    I still don’t rate volume graphs though compared to extent, too much calculation and estimation for me…..

    Hope you had a nice Christmas and New Year, not been on here for a while.

    Andy

  9. Svend Ferdinandsen says:

    And next winter they will all say its got much warmer than last year. Told you so, it is global warming.

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