Chicago’s Most Extreme Weather

This has been a year for Chicago weather. Take a look back at some of the most extreme days of the year, so far.

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Chicago certainly has seen some turbulent weather so far this year, with record-high highs, frigid lows and everything in between. Here's a look at some of 2011's most extreme days, as measured at O'Hare Airport by the National Weather Service.
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Hottest Day of 2011: 99 Degrees on July 20 |
Temperatures soared to 99 degrees on Wednesday, with heat index values reaching 108. Temperatures were so hot, even Metra trains felt sluggish.
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Coldest Day of 2011: -9 Degrees on Feb. 10 |
Days after the 2011 blizzard covered Chicago in snow, the mercury plummeted to a bone-chilling 9 degrees below zero.
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Wettest Day of 2011: 2.24 inches of rain on May 25 |
Heavy storms and rain ripped through the Chicago area at the end of May, threatening floods throughout the area.
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Snowiest Day: 13.6 inches of snow on Feb. 1 |
The blizzard that hit Chicago in early February crippled the city, closing down Lake Shore Drive and stranding about 400 cars. Over a foot of snow covered the city and surrounding areas.
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