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Thursday, June 28, 2012

The Heat is On

As was predicted, today was hot. So the heat was on today. Or, as the President might say, "The heats was on today."

From the Trib:

We did it. For the first time in seven years the Chicago area hit 100 degrees today.

But it didn't last long. The official recording station at O’Hare International Airport registered 100 degrees at 3:19 p.m., but the temperature was back to 99 degrees by 4 p.m. as a cold front moved in.

Over in Waukegan, the temperature dropped 12 degrees -- from 98 to 86 -- between 3 p.m. and 4 p.m., according to the National Weather Service. Temperatures were expected to dip into the 70s across the area overnight, even near Lake Michigan.

This is the first time since July 24, 2005 that the Chicago area has topped 100 degrees. The last time we saw a 100-degree day in June was in 1988, according to WGN-TV meteorologist Tom Skilling. The record for this date is 101 set in 1971.

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