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PUBLIC INFORMATION STATEMENT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE CHICAGO IL
614 PM CST THU JAN 15 2015 /714 PM EST THU JAN 15 2015/

...HALFWAY THROUGH WINTER 2014-15 STATS AT CHICAGO AND ROCKFORD...

TODAY WE ENTERED THE 2ND HALF OF METEOROLOGICAL WINTER (DEC-FEB).
HERE IS HOW THE FIRST HALF OF METEOROLOGICAL WINTER STACKED UP
COMPARED TO THE 1981-2010 NORMAL AND TO THE HISTORIC WINTER OF
2013-14 IN CHICAGO AND ROCKFORD:

                                CHICAGO     ROCKFORD
                                -------     --------
*AVERAGE TEMPERATURE*  2013-14    21.4        17.5
  (DEGREES FARENHEIT)  2014-15    26.3        24.6
                       NORMAL     26.7        24.3


                                 CHICAGO     ROCKFORD
                                -------     --------
   *PRECIPITATION*     2013-14    4.14        3.03
       (INCHES)        2014-15    1.90        1.73
                       NORMAL     3.10        2.65


                                CHICAGO     ROCKFORD
                                -------     --------
      *SNOWFALL*       2013-14    34.1        24.4
       (INCHES)        2014-15    10.8         7.2
                       NORMAL     13.1        16.1


                                CHICAGO     ROCKFORD
                                -------     --------
 *DAYS WITH 1"+ SNOW   2013-14     26          35
  DEPTH AS OF 6AM*     2014-15     11          11
                       NORMAL      16          21


                                CHICAGO     ROCKFORD
                                -------     --------
 *DAYS WITH SUBZERO    2013-14     11          14
  LOW TEMPERATURE*     2014-15      5           9
                       NORMAL       3           5


                                CHICAGO     ROCKFORD
                                -------     --------
   *DAYS WITH HIGH     2013-14     24          26
    LESS THAN 32F*     2014-15     15          18
                       NORMAL      18          20

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