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

...A Look Back at the Climate for the Month of February 2016 for
Chicago and Rockford...

At Chicago, the average high temperature was 47.7 degrees, which is
12.4 degrees above normal. The average low temperature was 28.4
degrees, which is 8.3 degrees above normal. The average temperature
for the month was 38.1 degrees which is 10.4 degrees above normal.
During the month of February, 1.52 inches of precipitation were
recorded, which is 0.27 of an inch below normal. A trace of snow
fell which is 9.1 inches below normal.

Five records were set and one was tied for Chicago for the month of
February 2017
* Record daily maximum temperature of 67 degrees on the 17th.
* Record daily maximum temperature of 70 degrees on the 18th.
* Record daily maximum temperature of 69 degrees on the 19th.
* Record daily maximum temperature of 70 degrees on the 20th.
* Record daily maximum low temperature of 49 degrees on the 21st.
* Tied record daily maximum temperature of 68 degrees on the 22nd.

Two Top Ten Monthly Records:
**Tied First February on record since 1871 with Trace snowfall with
  1998 and 1987.
**3rd warmest February on record since 1872 with 38.1 degrees.

At Rockford, the average high temperature was 47.3 degrees, which is
13.1 degrees above normal. The average low temperature was 26.3
degrees, which is 8.6 degrees above normal. The average temperature
for the month was 36.8 degrees, which is 10.9 degrees above normal.
During the month of February, 1.78 inches of precipitation were
recorded, which is 0.37 inches above normal. 0.2 of an inch of snow
fell which is 7.5 inches below normal.

Seven records were set for Rockford for the month of February 2017
* 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.

Two Top Ten Monthly Records
** Warmest February on record since 1905 with 36.8 degrees.
** Snowfall total of 0.2 inch tied for third least set in 1953.

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