So What Happened to the Pneumonia Front? It’s the “Spring Fever Slammed the Back-Door” Front


Arlington Heights and nearby northwest suburbs seem to be the hot spot for March 15, 2012 temperatures with Palatine, Elk Grove, Arlington Heights and Wheeling definitely in the low 80’s. The “Pneumonia Front” was a no show for inland areas of Chicagoland. The front, also known as a back-door cold front has only slipped lightly inland near Waukegan, Highland Park and Wilmette. Forecasters are still keeping an eye out for dense fog, but the fog does not seem to be materializing. For a while fog and 60’s was forecast for Arlington Heights tomorrow, but as of 6:00 p.m., Arlington Heights is again forecast for another day in the upper 70’s with partly sunny skies.

Today marks another record high (80°F), which was previously 74°F on March 15, 1995. Today marks three consecutive days of official temperatures in the 70’s.

Actual Temperatures at 5:30 p.m. March 15 2012 …

Arlington Heights 82°F
Barrington 79°F
Bedford Park 80°F
Big Rock high 76°F (Hinckley Fire Station)
Buffalo Grove 79°F
Chicago O’Hare … 80°F (Official)
Elk Grove Village (Busse Wood) 80°F
Evanston 70°F
Highland Park 57°F
Joliet 75°F
Lake Forest 79° F
Minooka 78°
Palatine 82°F
Rockford 77°F
Schaumburg 79°F
Waukegan 68°F
Wheeling 82°

At 4:00 p.m. in Wilmette …
Wilmette 49°F (Central School, Wilmette)
Willmette 77°F (Marie Murphy School, Wilmette)

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This follows an October in 2011 that produced 70’s and 80’s. The warm Chicago March of 2012 is preceded by a warm October 2011 …
October 10 High 76°F
October 09 High 80°F
October 08 High 82°F
October 07 High 84°F
October 06 High 81°F
October 05 High 80°F
October 04 High 76°F
October 03 High 69°F

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