Does Chicago ever get colder than the South Pole?

As Antartica experiences its summer season, Chicago gets hit with winter. Often it gets super cold in Chicago, and it makes me wonder if we ever get colder temperatures than Antartica. And I’m talking South Pole, Antartica.

On January 18, 2008, Chicago was just 14 degrees warmer than the South Pole at 3:50am.

January 18, 2008, 3:50am

Chicago: 9.8°

South Pole: -5.8°

Difference: Chicago warmer by 14 degrees

January 19, 2008, 6:50am

Chicago: -2.9°

South Pole: -18.4°

Difference: Chicago warmer by 15.5 degrees

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Andre Alforque
14 years ago

Hmm, maybe our “feels like”/wind chill temperature gets colder than the actual South Pole temperature?

14 years ago

Wow. I think if it’s this cold again I should call in to work and say “You know, it’s only 14 degrees warmer than the south pole. That’s reason enough to stay home. “

14 years ago

I love it when it gets cold here. There’s no place like chicago to snuggle up and eat pizza and warm your body with beer.

14 years ago

does it snow a lot in antartica?

Tom Saaristo
14 years ago

I love your podcast! Sweet!!

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