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Another Day Of Record Warmth

posted February 22nd, 2017

For nearly a week, the Chicago area has been under a dome of much warmer than normal weather. Today’s forecast calls for a high near 75, that would smash the 68 degree record set in 1922. College of DuPage Meteorology Professor Dr. Victor Gensini says an occasional warmer than usual day in February isn’t out of the ordinary. But he says the magnitude and length of this warm spell is a remarkable anomaly. Gensini says last night's low temperature in the mid-50s is about 10 to 15 degrees warmer than what would be a typical high temperature for this time of year. He says statistically records are falling like leaves on a tree and from a scientific perspective it's amazing. Gensini says statistically this warm spell doesn’t suggest anything about what the region’s spring and summer weather. In fact, he says enjoy it while it lasts the weekend forecast calls for snow…and milder temperatures next week.