Current temperatures as of the time this post was written:
Chicago, Illinois: 66° F (and raining)
Indianapolis, Indiana: 63° F (and raining)
Erie, Pennsylvania: 69° F (but sunny)
Minneapolis, Minnesota: 69° F (partly sunny)
It is July 4th. It is supposed to be high summer. Where I live, it is currently 65° F , cloudy and has been drizzling off and on all day with a stiff wind out of the north.
My thermometer is reading some 5° F lower than the “official” temperature for my area, too. I do not think my thermometer is wrong – it is getting near jacket/sweatshirt temperature out there. (I think I’m going to invest in a calibrated thermometer.)
All I know is that this is one of the coldest 4th of July’s I remember. It’s really good weather for a bonfire, but it is too windy for that.