You don’t need to read the news to know that the hostile winter weather has been causing mayhem for Chicago this week.
While the National Weather Service predicts a turning point after the weekend with slightly warmer days in the near future, yesterday was at times colder than many parts of Alaska.
According to Time and Date, yesterday both Chicago and Anchorage, Alaska recorded average temperatures of 14°F but while Alaska had a high of 28°F Chicago only warmed to a maximum of 22°F.
This is the temperature recorded without windchill. Add in Chicago’s lethal wind chill which takes it into subzero temperatures and the city experienced well below the temperatures experienced in many parts of Alaska yesterday.
In fact, over the past couple of weeks, Chicago has recorded lower temperatures than Anchorage, Alaska with Chicago’s lowest on Sunday, January 14th, recorded at -9°F compared to a low of 3°F in Alaska.
Snowfall last night will keep Chicago icey this morning but with the sun peaking out from behind the clouds, Chicago should today experience better weather than the previous few days.
Tonight, however, Chicago will again feel colder than Alaska with 22km per hour wind speeds causing it to feel like 5°F compared to 7°F in Anchorage, Alaska.
Friday will then worsen with Chicago starting the day feeling like -2°F before falling to -6°F by the evening due to consistent wind speeds between 23-27km per hour.
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