• DATVF.VWU
    1.570
    0.029
    1.9%
  • DATVF.LAXDAL
    1.584
    0.040
    2.6%
  • DATVF.DALLAX
    0.864
    0.024
    2.9%
  • DATVF.PHLCHI
    0.948
    0.025
    2.7%
  • DATVF.LAXSEA
    2.030
    -0.025
    -1.2%
  • DATVF.SEALAX
    1.110
    0.084
    8.2%
  • DATVF.VEU
    1.507
    0.019
    1.3%
  • DATVF.ATLPHL
    1.642
    0.002
    0.1%
  • DATVF.VSU
    1.224
    0.032
    2.7%
  • DATVF.CHIATL
    1.932
    0.031
    1.6%
  • DATVF.VNU
    1.434
    0.027
    1.9%
  • ITVI.USA
    9,884.260
    76.830
    0.8%
  • OTRI.USA
    6.160
    0.460
    8.1%
  • OTVI.USA
    9,876.200
    74.110
    0.8%
  • TLT.USA
    2.570
    0.000
    0%
  • WAIT.USA
    150.000
    0.000
    0%
  • DATVF.VWU
    1.570
    0.029
    1.9%
  • DATVF.LAXDAL
    1.584
    0.040
    2.6%
  • DATVF.DALLAX
    0.864
    0.024
    2.9%
  • DATVF.PHLCHI
    0.948
    0.025
    2.7%
  • DATVF.LAXSEA
    2.030
    -0.025
    -1.2%
  • DATVF.SEALAX
    1.110
    0.084
    8.2%
  • DATVF.VEU
    1.507
    0.019
    1.3%
  • DATVF.ATLPHL
    1.642
    0.002
    0.1%
  • DATVF.VSU
    1.224
    0.032
    2.7%
  • DATVF.CHIATL
    1.932
    0.031
    1.6%
  • DATVF.VNU
    1.434
    0.027
    1.9%
  • ITVI.USA
    9,884.260
    76.830
    0.8%
  • OTRI.USA
    6.160
    0.460
    8.1%
  • OTVI.USA
    9,876.200
    74.110
    0.8%
  • TLT.USA
    2.570
    0.000
    0%
  • WAIT.USA
    150.000
    0.000
    0%
FreightWaves LIVEWeather

FreightWaves LIVE forecast: big chill in the Windy City

There’s a big chill heading to Chicago next week during the freight industry’s hottest event. More than 1,400 people are coming to FreightWaves LIVE, the premier freight conference of the year. FreightWaves LIVE will feature quick-fire demos of the latest technologies, keynote presentations from top-ranked speakers and visionary fireside chats designed to keep everyone there on the cusp of the latest trends and factors impacting the freight industry as we head into 2020. Tickets are still available, so get them while they last.

People are coming from all corners of the United States and the world to experience this exciting, fun and high-tech event. It will be at McCormick Place, the largest convention center in North America. No matter what the weather will be like at your departure city, pack heavy – Mother Nature won’t be kind to you in Chicago if you’re a warm weather fan. Here’s the preliminary forecast.

Most people will probably get to town on Monday, Nov. 11 (Veterans Day). The high that afternoon will only be around 28 F (-2 C) with snow showers possible. At this point it looks like the snow won’t be too heavy and may only cause minor issues. 

Temperatures are forecast to stay below freezing the entire two days and nights of FreightWaves LIVE, Nov. 12 and 13. Bone-chilling afternoon highs will range from the middle 20s to 30 F, with lows in the teens late night/early morning. The good news is there should be plenty of sunshine on day one. Then, a chance for snow showers returns on day two.

Now some people may think weather this cold isn’t unusual in Chicago this time of year, but it is. The average high/low for the Windy City in mid-November is 50/34 degrees. So during FreightWaves LIVE, the daytime high temperatures will be colder than the normal low temperatures. This is some serious cold. Bring parkas, sweaters, overcoats, gloves and scarves – anything to stay warm!

Look for more forecast updates on the FreightWaves website and our social media accounts. We look forward to seeing everyone at FreightWaves LIVE! Safe travels!

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Nick Austin, Director of Weather Analytics and Senior Meteorologist

In his 17 years of weather forecasting experience, Nick worked on air at WBBJ-TV and WRCB-TV, including time spent doing weather analysis and field reporting. He received his Bachelor of Science in Meteorology from Florida State University as well as a Bachelor of Science in Management from Georgia Institute of Technology. Nick is also a member of the American Meteorological Society and National Weather Association. As a member of the weather team at WBBJ-TV in Jackson, Tennessee, Nick was nominated for a Mid-South Emmy for live coverage of a major tornado outbreak in 2008. As part of the weather team at WRCB-TV in Chattanooga, Tennessee, Nick shared the Chattanooga Times-Free Press Best of the Best award for “Best Weather Team” for eight consecutive years. Nick earned his National Weather Association Broadcasting Seal in 2005.

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