Baby It’s Cold Outside! Chiberia Notches First Sub-Zero Temp In Nearly A Year – WTTW News

(WTTW Information)

Chicagoans awoke Friday to sub-zero temperatures, the primary time in almost a yr the mercury has dipped into the negatives.

Based on the Nationwide Climate Service, Chicago sometimes experiences eight mornings per yr with lows beneath zero — so solely seven extra to go.

The excessive temperature will battle to make it out of the teenagers Friday, with wind chills making it really feel a lot colder.

In anticipation of the chilly snap, officers issued reminders and ideas:

— To stop frozen pipes, maintain a trickle of water operating on the faucet farthest from the place the principle water line enters your house. 

— If a pipe does freeze, use a blow dryer or a heating pad to thaw it — by no means an open flame.

— Preserve area heaters at the very least six toes away from flammable materials. Plug immediately into an outlet, not an extension twine or energy strip.

— Open window coverings when (if) the solar is out to assist heat your house. Shut them at evening to retain warmth and scale back drafts.

— Chicago landlords are required to warmth models to at the very least 68 levels Fahrenheit from 8:30 a.m. to 10:30 p.m. and at the very least 66 levels Fahrenheit from 10:30 p.m. to eight:30 a.m. Tenants ought to name 311 to complain of insufficient warmth.

Bundle up. Even Lake Michigan is freezing. 

Try the 24-hour enhance in ice alongside the Lake Michigan shore as seen from the Chicago Harrison-Dever Crib!

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