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Will our cold winter lead to a cold summer?

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CHICAGO, Ill. (FOX 32 News) -

We just finished a brutally cold winter in Chicago and now spring is continuing that chilly trend. So, will our summer will be cold too?

According to the National Weather Service the odds of a cold summer are high. The average temperature for meteorological winter in Chicago is 26.4 degrees. This winter was the 3rd coldest on record with an average temperature of 18.8 degrees. The coldest winter was 1903-1904 with 18.0 degrees. 

If we look back at the summer months which followed the 20 coldest winters on record for Chicago we see a cool trend.

11 of those summers had below average temperatures including the coldest summer on record for Chicago. 7 of those summers had average temperatures and only 2 of those summers had above average temperatures.

Based on those numbers we have a high chance of this summer being average or colder than average.

 

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