Sub-Zero Temperatures in Chicago, As Key West Race Week Begins

Acura Key West Race 2008 presented by Nautica

Chicago endured sub-zero temperatures as the coldest days of the winter season arrive here.

Chicago NOAA weather data

The automated NOAA weather station located on the Harrison-Dever Crib stopped transmitting data this morning around 8 AM CST. It is unknown whether the fault was due to the extreme cold weather, but it is a likely explanation. We all rely on this important source of weather data during the sailing season, which holds our interest during the cold winter months when the local weather doesn’t allow sailing. We hope it is fixed and online again soon.

Chicago NOAA webcam image

Meanwhile, the Acura Key West Race 2008 presented by Nautica begins tomorrow. Boats and sailors have been arriving during the week. Winds were gusting to 35+ knots on the last full practice day, as many crews opted to finish preparing their boats onshore rather than go out sailing.

20 January 2008 | Key West Race Week (KWRW), Weather | Comments

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