Chicago, IL – Record-Setting Temps: Warmest February in History Last Month with Exceptional Temperatures

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Chicago, IL – February in Chicago has made history as the warmest on record, according to the National Weather Service. 

The city experienced an average temperature of 39.5°F, a significant deviation of 10.7 degrees above the norm, setting a new precedent for winter warmth in the Windy City. This exceptional warmth has not only broken records but has also contributed to a stark decrease in typical winter precipitation, with Chicago receiving 1.32 inches less than the average.

The unprecedented temperatures have had a noticeable effect on the city’s snowfall, with only 1.2 inches recorded, standing 9.5 inches below what is typically expected for the month. This trend of mild weather continued from an unusually warm meteorological winter, placing the season as the fifth warmest for Chicago overall.

Local meteorologists highlight that such patterns of warmth are becoming more frequent, indicating a shift in the region’s climate dynamics. Residents and city officials alike are urged to stay informed on this evolving trend, as it may have long-term implications for the city’s infrastructure, environment, and daily life. The full climate summary and its impacts can be accessed through the National Weather Service’s official website for further details.

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