If it is Christmas and this is Chicago, then it will probably be freezing. We can say that because the average temperature in the Windy City on December 25th is 32 degrees. That’s exactly freezing (or 0 degrees centigrade for those Chicagoans who use that measuring system). By the way, the average low at night is in the teens.
The warmest temperature around here was a balmy 64 degrees in 1982, but just one year later the thermometer dropped to 17 below zero. That’s Fahrenheit NOT Celsius! If we turn back the clock some 70 years, the high was 39 and the low was 31. On that Christmas Day 1949 the Chicago area received just over a third of an inch of precipitation.
Way back in 1949 our patriarch Joseph Bellocchio Sr. had been repairing damaged vehicles at Arrow Body and Fender for more than a year. Then, there were about 25 million registered vehicles on America’s roadways. Today, there are about 275 million! Merry Christmas from all of us at Arrow Body and Fender of Elmwood Park to all of you.