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PUBLIC INFORMATION STATEMENT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE CHICAGO IL
832 AM CST SAT FEB 28 2015 /932 AM EST SAT FEB 28 2015/

...MORE RECORD BREAKING COLD IN A REMARKABLY COLD FEBRUARY...

CHICAGO
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THE TEMPERATURE BOTTOMED OUT AT -10 DEGREES THIS MORNING AT
OHARE...SHATTERING THE PREVIOUS RECORD LOW OF 0 FOR FEBRUARY
28TH...SET IN 1884. THIS IS THE SECOND LATEST TEMPERATURE OF -10
OR COLDER IN CHICAGO. THE LATEST OCCURRED ON MARCH 4TH
1873...WHICH HAD A LOW OF -12 DEGREES.

THIS WAS THE 8TH OCCURRENCE OF SUBZERO LOW TEMPERATURES THIS
MONTH...WHICH IS TIED FOR THE 5TH MOST SUBZERO LOWS IN FEBRUARY ON
RECORD WITH 5 OTHER FEBRUARIES.

MOST SUBZERO LOWS IN FEBRUARY IN CHICAGO
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RANK NUMBER OF SUBZERO DAYS
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 1   12 IN 1875 AND 1936
 3    9 IN 1885 AND 1905
 5    8 IN 1895...1917...1979...2007 AND 2015

ROCKFORD
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THE TEMPERATURE PLUMMETED TO -16 DEGREES AT ROCKFORD THIS
MORNING...WHICH ALSO SHATTERED THE PREVIOUS RECORD LOW FOR
FEBRUARY 28TH...SET IN 1962. THE READING THIS MORNING IS THE
LATEST TEMPERATURE THIS COLD ON RECORD IN ROCKFORD.

FRIDAY FEBRUARY 27TH SET 2 RECORD COLD TEMPERATURES. THE LOW OF
-15 TIED 1994 FOR THE RECORD LOW FOR THE DATE...PREVIOUSLY THE
COLDEST TEMPERATURE THIS LATE IN THE SEASON IN ROCKFORD. IN
ADDITION...THE HIGH TEMPERATURE OF 12 DEGREES SET A NEW RECORD
COLD HIGH. THE PREVIOUS RECORD OF 15 DEGREES WAS SET IN 2014.

THIS WAS THE 10TH OCCURRENCE OF SUBZERO LOW TEMPERATURES THIS
MONTH...WHICH IS TIED FOR THE 8TH MOST SUBZERO LOWS IN FEBRUARY ON
RECORD WITH 3 OTHER FEBRUARIES.

MOST SUBZERO LOWS IN FEBRUARY IN ROCKFORD
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RANK NUMBER OF SUBZERO DAYS
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 1   18 IN 1936
 2   13 IN 2014
 3   12 IN 1929
 4   11 IN 1958...1963...1978 AND 1979
 8   10 IN 1980...2007 AND 2015

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RC








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