Chicago - Highest Temperature for Each Year





Here's where you'll find answers to questions about the highest temperatures and hottest days in Chicago, Illinois. How hot did it get in 2018? When was the last time thermometers in Chicago rose above 100 °F? What was the highest temperature in Chicago five decades ago? Answers to those questions and much more can be found quickly and easily in the list below of record high temperatures.

This page gives the highest temperature for each year in Chicago and the date that it happened. A date with a plus sign beside it means it was that hot on at least one other day earlier that year.

These records were observed at Chicago's Midway Airport and go back to 1942. The highest temperature measured during that time was 106 degrees Fahrenheit (41 Celsius) on July 13, 1995.

Highest Chicago temperatures in recent years
Max °F Date Max °C
96 August 27, 2018 + 36
95 June 12, 2017 35
94 September 07, 2016 + 34
95 August 02, 2015 35
93 June 17, 2014 + 34
97 July 19, 2013 36
105 July 06, 2012 41
101 July 21, 2011 38
95 July 23, 2010 35
Highest temperature recorded at Chicago each year
Max °F Date Max °C
93 June 25, 2009 + 34
95 September 02, 2008 35
94 July 09, 2007 34
99 August 01, 2006 + 37
104 July 24, 2005 40
92 July 22, 2004 + 33
97 August 21, 2003 36
98 July 21, 2002 37
97 July 22, 2001 36
94 September 01, 2000 + 34
104 July 30, 1999 40
97 June 25, 1998 36
99 July 26, 1997 37
94 August 07, 1996 + 34
106 July 13, 1995 41
96 July 05, 1994 36
95 August 26, 1993 35
93 August 09, 1992 34
102 August 02, 1991 + 39
100 July 04, 1990 38
101 July 10, 1989 38
104 June 25, 1988 40
99 June 14, 1987 37
97 July 19, 1986 36
97 June 08, 1985 36
98 July 10, 1984 37
100 July 28, 1983 + 38
95 August 03, 1982 35
95 July 12, 1981 35
1980
92 August 07, 1979 33
95 September 08, 1978 35
99 July 15, 1977 37
100 July 10, 1976 38
94 August 11, 1975 + 34
99 July 14, 1974 + 37
97 August 27, 1973 + 36
96 July 22, 1972 36
101 June 28, 1971 + 38
99 July 02, 1970 37
96 June 26, 1969 36
96 June 23, 1968 + 36
93 May 26, 1967 34
98 July 10, 1966 37
94 July 23, 1965 + 34
98 August 03, 1964 37
99 July 01, 1963 37
96 August 20, 1962 36
95 August 31, 1961 + 35
100 September 07, 1960 38
96 September 08, 1959 + 36
94 August 30, 1958 34
96 June 17, 1957 36
103 July 01, 1956 39
100 July 27, 1955 38
100 June 25, 1954 38
104 June 20, 1953 40
101 June 28, 1952 38
92 August 31, 1951 + 33
93 August 16, 1950 + 34
102 July 03, 1949 39
98 August 24, 1948 37
101 August 06, 1947 38
100 July 18, 1946 38
99 July 31, 1945 + 37
100 June 27, 1944 38
97 June 27, 1943 36
100 July 17, 1942 38
Reference

Jay Lawrimore. 2016. Global Summary of the Year, Version 1.0. NOAA National Centers for Environmental Information. 

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