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Public Information Statement
National Weather Service Chicago IL
152 PM CST Wed Mar 01 2017

...A Look Back at the Climate for Meteorological Winter (December,
January, February) 2016-2017 for Chicago and Rockford...

At Chicago, the average high temperature for the winter season was
37.8 degrees, which is 4.2 degrees above the 1981 to 2010 average.
The average low temperature was 23.4 degrees, which is 4.3 degrees
above normal. The mean temperature for the season was 30.6 degrees,
which is 4.2 degrees above normal.

A total of 6.16 inches of precipitation was recorded during this
past winter, which is 0.39 of an inch above normal. There was a
total of 18.3 inches of snow recorded at Chicago, which is 9.8
inches below normal.

Records established or tied during the winter months:

December: Record daily snowfall of 6.4 inches on the 4th.

January: Record daily rainfall of 0.90 inches on the 16th.

February: Record daily maximum temperature of 66 degrees on the 17th.
* Record daily maximum temperature of 68 degrees on the 18th.
* Record daily maximum temperature of 67 degrees on the 19th.
* Record daily maximum temperature of 69 degrees on the 20th.
* Record daily maximum temperature of 67 degrees on the 21st.
* Record daily maximum low temperature of 43 degrees on the 21st.
* Record daily maximum temperature of 70 degrees on the 22nd.

At Rockford, the average high temperature was 37 degrees, which is
4.8 degrees above normal. The average low temperature was 21.8
degrees, which is 5.5 degrees above normal. The mean temperature for
the season was 29.4 degrees, which is 5.2 degrees above normal.

A total of 5.91 inches of precipitation was recorded during this
past winter, which was 1.15 inches above normal. In addition, a
total of 17 inches of snow was recorded, which is 12.2 Inches below
normal.

Records established or tied during the winter months:

December: Record cold high temperature of 8 degrees on the 15th.

January: Record daily precipitation of 1.01 inches on the 16th.

February:
* Record daily maximum temperature of 68 degrees on the 18th.
* Record daily maximum temperature of 67 degrees on the 19th.
* Record daily maximum temperature of 69 degrees on the 20th.
* Record daily maximum temperature of 67 degrees on the 21st.
* Record daily maximum low temperature of 43 degrees on the 21st.
* Record daily maximum temperature of 70 degrees on the 22nd.
* Record daily maximum temperature of 66 degrees on the 17th.

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