Information on this Week's Heat Wave

...HOT TEMPERATURES ACROSS NORTHERN ILLINOIS...

HIGHS TUESDAY AFTERNOON WERE IN THE MIDDLE AND UPPER 90S ACROSS THE
AREA...WHICH WILL LEAD TO VERY WARM TEMPERATURES TONIGHT. OVERNIGHT
LOWS ARE EXPECTED TO REMAIN IN THE MID TO UPPER 70S, WITH LOWER 80S
IN DOWNTOWN CHICAGO. HERE IS A LOOK AT THE RECORD MAXIMUM LOW
TEMPERATURES FOR JUNE 8TH AT CHICAGO AND ROCKFORD.

CHICAGO........77 IN 1933.
ROCKFORD....76 IN 1933.

WITH FORECAST HIGHS ON WEDNESDAY AGAIN IN THE MIDDLE AND UPPER
90S, HERE IS A LOOK AT RECORD HIGH TEMPERATURES FOR JUNE 8TH AT
CHICAGO AND ROCKFORD.

CHICAGO........97 IN 1933.
ROCKFORD....98 IN 1934.

THE HIGHEST OBSERVED HEAT INDEX TODAY ON NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE
QUALITY CONTROLLED EQUIPMENT WAS 100 DEGREES AT NORTHERLY ISLAND IN
DOWNTOWN CHICAGO. HEAT INDEX VALUES MAY ONCE AGAIN APPROACH OR
EXCEED 100 DEGREES ON WEDNESDAY. EXTRA CAUTION IS ADVISED WHEN
ENGAGING IN OUTDOOR ACTIVITIES. WEAR LIGHT-COLORED LOOSE FITTING
CLOTHING AND DRINK PLENTY OF FLUIDS.

IT IS WORTH NOTING THAT LAST YEAR THE HIGHEST TEMPERATURE THAT
NORTHERLY ISLAND REACHED WAS 95 DEGREES ON JULY 23RD. THE HIGHEST
TEMPERATURE THAT OHARE REACHED WAS 94 ON JULY 23RD AND AUGUST
29TH, AND THE HIGHEST TEMPERATURE ROCKFORD REACHED WAS 92 ON JULY
14TH, AUGUST 29TH AND SEPTEMBER 21ST.

THE 97 DEGREES REACHED TODAY IS THE HIGHEST TEMPERATURE RECORDED AT
NORTHERLY ISLAND SINCE JULY 9TH 2007 WHEN IT REACHED 98 DEGREES.

THE 96 DEGREES REACHED THUS FAR TODAY IS THE HIGHEST TEMPERATURE
RECORDED AT OHARE AIRPORT SINCE AUGUST 2ND 2006 WHEN IT REACHED 97
DEGREES. JULY 31ST AND AUGUST 1ST 2006 BOTH REACHED 99 DEGREES. THE
96 DEGREES REACHED TODAY IS ACTUALLY THE SECOND HIGHEST TEMPERATURE
ON RECORD FOR JUNE 7TH. THE RECORD OF 100 DEGREES FOR THE DATE WAS
SET IN 1933.

THE 96 DEGREES REACHED TODAY AND THE 96 DEGREES REACHED YESTERDAY ARE
THE HIGHEST TEMPERATURES ROCKFORD AIRPORT RECORDED SINCE JULY 31ST 2006
WHEN IT REACHED 96 DEGREES AS WELL. THE RECORD HIGH FOR TODAY IS 97 DEGREES
SET IN 1933. THE 96 DEGREES TODAY AT ROCKFORD IS THE SECOND HIGHEST TEMPERATURE
ON RECORD FOR JUNE 7TH.

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RS/RC



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