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PUBLIC INFORMATION STATEMENT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE CHICAGO IL
549 PM CST TUE NOV 18 2014 /649 PM EST TUE NOV 18 2014/

...RECORD STREAK FOR NOVEMBER OF SUB FREEZING HIGH TEMPERATURES TIED
IN CHICAGO TODAY AND MORE INFO ON THE INCREDIBLE COLD SNAP...

RECORD STREAK FOR NOVEMBER OF SUB FREEZING HIGHS TIED IN CHICAGO
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WITH THE HIGH ONLY REACHING 19 DEGREES TODAY IN
CHICAGO...NOVEMBER 2014 HAS TIED NOVEMBER 24-30 1903 FOR THE
LONGEST STRETCH OF SUB FREEZING HIGH TEMPERATURES ON RECORD FOR
THE MONTH OF NOVEMBER IN CHICAGO. THIS MONTH IS EXPECTED TO SET A
NEW RECORD TOMORROW AND EXPAND UPON IT THURSDAY AND FRIDAY BEFORE
TEMPERATURES FINALLY WARM ABOVE FREEZING ON SATURDAY.

HERE ARE THE LONGEST STRETCHES OF SUB FREEZING HIGH TEMPERATURES
IN NOVEMBER IN CHICAGO:

7 DAYS - NOVEMBER 12-18 2014 (ONGOING)
         NOVEMBER 24-30 1903

6 DAYS - NOVEMBER 17-22 1880

5 DAYS - NOVEMBER 17-22 1937

THE STREAK IN ROCKFORD ALSO HIT 7 DAYS TODAY...BUT A NEW RECORD
LONGEST STRETCH OF SUBFREEZING HIGHS WILL NOT BE IN REACH. IN
NOVEMBER 1951...THE DAILY HIGH TEMPERATURE REMAINED BELOW 32
DEGREES IN ROCKFORD FOR 13 CONSECUTIVE DAYS.

RECORD TO NEAR RECORD COLD ON MON NOVEMBER 17TH AND TUE NOVEMBER 18TH
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CHICAGO
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ON NOVEMBER 18TH...CHICAGO WILL SET A NEW RECORD COLD HIGH FOR THE
DATE...LIKELY 19 DEGREES. THE PREVIOUS RECORD WAS 22 DEGREES SET
IN 1903. THIS IS ALSO THE EARLIEST HIGH TEMPERATURE IN THE TEENS
IN CHICAGO SINCE 11/17/1959.

ROCKFORD
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ON NOVEMBER 17TH...ROCKFORD ONLY REACHED A HIGH OF 16 DEGREES.
THIS WAS THE SECOND COLDEST HIGH ON RECORD FOR THE DATE IN
ROCKFORD...WITH THE RECORD BEING 12 DEGREES IN 1959. IT WAS ALSO
THE EARLIEST HIGH TEMPERATURE IN THE TEENS IN ROCKFORD SINCE
11/17/1959.

ON NOVEMBER 18TH...ROCKFORD SET A NEW RECORD LOW TEMPERATURE OF 8
DEGREES (PREVIOUS: 11 IN 1989) AND WILL SET A NEW RECORD COLD HIGH
TEMPERATURE...LIKELY 19 DEGREES (PREVIOUS: 28 IN 1951).

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RC






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