August Ends With Near-Record Cold; Temperatures Close To 47-Degree Low - cbs2chicago.com: "Usually, late August is time a when Chicagoans are thinking of hitting the beaches or lounging in the sidewalk cafes one last time, but this year, the temperatures have seemed more appropriate for Halloween.
The record low for Aug. 31 is 47 degrees, set in 1872. Overnight Sunday into Monday, the nippy readings were close, and in some areas even lower."
It was cold all month, and 49 last night at O'Hare. As the article says, we had one day all month when it went into the 90s. We should be lying on the beach but we are wearing sweatshirts. No wonder so many people think global warming is a hoax. It may not be scientific, but when a mild summer is followed by a cold winter, and then you go into a cold summer, it's hard to convince people that we are cooking the planet.