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PUBLIC INFORMATION STATEMENT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE CHICAGO IL
242 PM CDT MON MAR 23 2015

...LARGEST CALENDAR DAY SNOW AFTER THE SPRING EQUINOX SINCE 1982...

BOTH ROCKFORD AND CHICAGO OHARE AIRPORTS TODAY...MARCH 23RD...
RECEIVED OVER FIVE INCHES OF SNOW. THIS WAS THEIR HIGHEST CALENDAR
DAY SNOW AFTER MARCH 21ST SINCE 1982. PLEASE SEE THE FOLLOWING
TABLES TO SEE WHERE THE SNOW RANKED WHEN COMPARED TO ALL OTHER POST
SPRING EQUINOX SNOWFALLS OF FIVE INCHES OR MORE:

...CHICAGO...

RANK   VALUE   DATE
1      13.6    MARCH 25 1930
2      9.4     APRIL 5 1982
-      9.4     APRIL 2 1975
4      9.0     APRIL 6 1938
5      8.9     MARCH 26 1970
6      8.2     APRIL 1 1970
7      7.8     MARCH 30 1926
8      7.7     MARCH 29 1954
9      7.1     MARCH 29 1964
10     6.6     MARCH 26 1934
11     6.5     MARCH 29 1972
12     6.4     APRIL 4 1920
13     5.6     MARCH 23 2015*
-      5.6     MARCH 26 1930
15     5.4     MARCH 25 1970
-      5.4     MARCH 23 1965
-      5.4     APRIL 16 1961
18     5.3     MARCH 28 1894

THE TOTAL SNOWFALL THUS FAR FOR THIS MOST RECENT EVENT WAS 5.8
INCHES...WITH 0.2 OF THAT HAVING FELL ON MARCH 22ND AND THUS NOT
INCLUDED IN THE TABLE ABOVE.


...ROCKFORD...

RANK   VALUE   DATE
1      13.5    MARCH 31 1926
2      12.0    MARCH 23 1897
3      10.4    MARCH 29 1972
4      7.0     APRIL 18 1912
5      6.3     APRIL 5 1982
6      6.0     APRIL 6 1938
-      6.0     MARCH 25 1933
8      5.1     MARCH 23 2015*
9      5.0     MARCH 29 1954
-      5.0     MARCH 25 1933

$$

JEE



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