Monday, August 31, 2009

Global Warming Blues

August Ends With Near-Record Cold

Temperatures Close To Record Overnight Low Of 47 Degrees, Set In 1872

Usually, late August is time a when Chicagoans are thinking of hitting the beaches or lounging in the sidewalk cafes one last time, but this year, the temperatures have seemed more appropriate for Halloween.

The record low for Aug. 31 is 47 degrees, set in 1872. As of 5 a.m. Monday, the nippy readings were close, and in some areas even lower.

CBS 2's Ed Curran reported that at O'Hare International Airport, it was 50 degrees at 5 a.m. It was 49 at Midway International Airport, 48 in Waukegan, and a mere 41 degrees in Aurora.

Skies were clear across most of the Midwest Monday morning, but the sun will do little to warm the temperatures.