100 degrees at O’Hare, Midway
Updated: October 24, 2012 10:09PM
Mother Nature served Chicagoans a ferociously hot day, but it wasn’t one for the record books.
It reached 100 degrees at O’Hare Airport by about 3:19 p.m., but then the temperature dropped a degree, according to the National Weather Service. The record for this date is 101.
Still, it’s the first triple-digit heat since 2005.
It reached 101 degrees at Northerly Island, but that’s not considered an official climate site for the city, the weather service said.
Despite the heat, there didn’t appear to be a spike in weather-related illnesses or a deluge of visitors to city cooling centers, Chicago officials said.