Frigid Chicago Streak Ties Long-Standing Record

It hasn't been this cold in Chicago for this many days in a really, really long time.

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Ice formations on the fire escape of a building on Wabash, between Balbo and Harrison.
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According to the National Weather Service, the Chicago area on Monday saw its lowest-recorded high temperature on a New Year’s Day - ever. The city's low maximum temperature was set at 1 degree at O'Hare Airport Monday. The previous record was five degrees above zero, which occurred in 1969.
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A day after the Chicago area saw its lowest-recorded high temperature on a New Year’s Day, residents woke up Tuesday to continued dangerously frigid temps with wind chills as low as -32 degrees.
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Plunging wind chills gripped Chicago’s suburbs through the overnight hours Wednesday and into Thursday.
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Bitterly cold temperatures were in the forecast again Thursday, and a Wind Chill Advisory was issued for wide swaths of Northeast Illinois and Northwest Indiana.
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To end the week, some areas woke up to wind chills as low as -27 degrees.
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There's an end in sight this weekend, but likely not before the 12th day in a row of daytime temps below 20 degrees.
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