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Heat facts for Chicago

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CHICAGO (FOX 32 News) -

Chicago may hit triple digits Thursday. The record that day is 101 set in 1971.

Here are some more Chicago heat facts:

  • Chicago has only hit 100 degrees 61 times since records started in 1887.
  • Last 100-degree day in Chicago was July 24, 2005 102 degrees.
  • Prior to that we hit 101 in July of 1999, 104 in 1995, 101 in 1991.
  • A 100-degree day in Chicago only happens once every few years.
  • In 1988 we had seven 100 degree days.
  • June has only had 13 100-degree days since 1871. (July 33 days, August 11 days, September 4 days).
  • The hottest June day on record was 104 on June 20, 1988.
  • Our all-time record high in Chicago is 105 on July 24, 1934.
  • Last three big heat waves were 2006, 1999, 1995.
  • In 2006 there were six 90-plus degree days. We will possibly tie or exceed that number this time.
  • Heat Index (Feels-Like Temperature) has only exceeded 105 degrees 31 times in past 20 years. We will have index of 100-110 on Thursday.
  • The warmest summer on record for Chicago was 1955.
  • The warmest June was in 1933.
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