Coldest December-March in Chicago history

Coldest December-March in Chicago history

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CHICAGO (FOX 32 News) -

The impressive cold this past winter continued through most of March. March had a monthly average temperature of only 31.7 degrees for the month. This ranks as the 19th coldest March on record in Chicago.

However, of even more interest is the fact that with the abnormally cold March across the area, this made the average temperature for the December through March period in Chicago 22.0 degrees -- which is the coldest such period on record for Chicago dating back to 1872!

Here is a list of this year's December through March average temperature related to the other coldest such periods on record in Chicago:

Rank: 1/ Year: 2013-2014 / Temperature: 22.0 degrees

Rank: 2/ Year: 1903-1904/ Temperature: 22.3 degrees

Rank: 3/ Year: 1977-1978/ Temperature: 22.5 degrees

Rank: 4/ Year: 1892-1893/ Temperature: 22.5 degrees

Rank: 5/ Year: 1978-1979/ Temperature: 22.7 degrees

To make matter worse, April is expected, on average, to be cooler than normal!

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