The Sun-Times reports the “Hottest days in Chicago”:
105 on July 24, 1934
104 on June 20, 1953
104 on June 20, 1988
104 on July 14, 1995
103 on July 21, 1901
103 YESTERDAY, July 5, 2012
So this is nothing new. Rare, yes, but that’s what record setting is all about.
The ST also reports that three days in a row over 100 degrees also happened in 1947.
If you want the facts about the climate, visit the Center on Climate and Environmental Policy at the Heartland Institute, don’t believe the left-wing and media baloney.
Oh, and this weather is why I refer to Willis Carrier as the Greatest Man Who Ever Lived:
WIKIPEDIA: Willis Haviland Carrier (November 26, 1876 – October 6, 1950) was an American engineer and inventor, most widely known as the man who invented modern air conditioning.