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PUBLIC INFORMATION STATEMENT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE CHICAGO IL
419 PM CST WED FEB 4 2015 /519 PM EST WED FEB 4 2015/

...SOME IMPRESSIVE CHICAGO SNOW STATS FOR THE PAST WEEK...

**CHICAGO LIKELY TO HAVE ABOVE NORMAL SNOW SEASON AFTER SLOW START**

CHICAGO-O`HARE PICKED UP 0.3 INCHES OF SNOW ON FEBRUARY 4TH. THIS
BRINGS THE 2014-2015 SNOWFALL SEASON (FALL-SPRING) SNOW TOTAL AT
O`HARE TO 36.7 INCHES. INTERESTINGLY ENOUGH...36.7 INCHES IS THE
NORMAL SNOWFALL FOR THE ENTIRE SNOWFALL SEASON IN CHICAGO FOR THE
1981-2010 CLIMATE NORMAL PERIOD.

THEREFORE...AFTER NOT HAVING ANY MEASURABLE SNOW THIS PAST DECEMBER
FOR ONLY THE THIRD TIME ON RECORD...CHICAGO IS VERY LIKELY TO HAVE
AN ABOVE NORMAL 2014-15 SNOWFALL SEASON. NOT ONLY DID THE WINTER
STORM OF JANUARY 31-FEBRUARY 2 HELP TOWARD THIS...BUT OVER HALF OF
THE PAST 32 DAYS...17 IN FACT...HAVE HAD MEASURABLE SNOW.

**ALREADY THE 10TH SNOWIEST FEBRUARY ON RECORD IN CHICAGO**

WITH 19.9 INCHES THROUGH FEBRUARY 4TH INCLUDING THE 0.3 INCHES
THAT FELL TODAY...THIS FEBRUARY IS ALREADY THE 10TH SNOWIEST
FEBRUARY ON RECORD IN CHICAGO.

RANK   SNOWFALL      YEAR
-------------------------
1.     29.0 IN.      2011
2.     27.8 IN.      1896
3.     26.2 IN.      1994
4.     22.6 IN.      1900
5.     22.5 IN.      2010
       22.5 IN.      1967
7.     21.8 IN.      2008
8.     21.1 IN.      1901
9.     20.3 IN.      2007
10.    19.9 IN.      2015*

* THROUGH FEBRUARY 4 2015

**8TH SNOWIEST WEEK ON RECORD IN CHICAGO**

FROM JANUARY 29TH THROUGH FEBRUARY 4TH...CHICAGO RECEIVED 21.3
INCHES OF SNOW. THIS MADE IT THE 8TH SNOWIEST WEEK ON RECORD IN
THE CITY.

RANK   SNOWFALL             WEEK
-------------------------------------------
1.     29.9 IN.      JAN 25-FEB 1 1967
2.     26.0 IN.      FEB 1-7 2011
3.     25.6 IN.      JAN 11-17 1979
4.     24.8 IN.      JAN 6-12 1918
5.     23.6 IN.      JAN 1-7 1999
6.     23.2 IN.      DEC 14-20 1951
7.     23.1 IN.      DEC 30 2013-JAN 5 2014
8.     21.3 IN.      JAN 29-FEB 4 2015
9.     20.9 IN.      MAR 28-APR 3 1926
10.    20.4 IN.      DEC 13-19 1973

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RC/MTF




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