With Temps in the Mid-90’s Soon, What’s the Hottest Day in Rockford History?
Summer is nowhere near done with us, Rockford! We have a bunch of days in the mid to upper 90's ready to rock and roll this August. So with that said, what is the hottest day ever in the history of Rockford? MyStateline
Growing up, I seem to remember longer and hotter summers...Of course as a kid you spend most of your days outside in the heat, so that might answer that. From Little League to walking to the local pool, it felt at times as if the hot summer days went on forever.
This summer has had a slew of burning hot days, reaching into the mid to upper 90's. We have also dipped back down and the 70's of occasion. We will in fact have some more days in the 90's including this weekend and early next week.
So with all of that said, what is the hottest day in Rockford, Illinois history? We have to go all the way back to 1934 to find the single hottest day in history. On July 24, 1934...it was a hot, hot, hot 112 degrees that day. Check this out:
In the official Chicago record books, the summers of 1934 and 1936 had above normal temperatures but didn't appear to be extremely hot. But these were lakefront temperatures. Inland records from Rockford, Midway and Aurora tell a different story. Many of Rockford's daily record maximum temperatures for the months of May, June, July and August were set in 1934 and still stand today. - Weather
Stay hydrated, stay cool, be glad it's not 1934.