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PUBLIC INFORMATION STATEMENT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE CHICAGO IL
1115 AM CST THU JAN 01 2014

...A LOOK BACK AT THE CLIMATE FOR 2014 FOR CHICAGO AND ROCKFORD...


AT CHICAGO...THE AVERAGE HIGH TEMPERATURE FOR 2014 WAS 56.4 DEGREES
WHICH IS 2.7 DEGREES BELOW THE 1981 TO 2010 AVERAGE OF 59.1
DEGREES. THE AVERAGE LOW TEMPERATURE WAS 38.6 DEGREES WHICH IS 2.2
DEGREES BELOW BELOW THE 1981 TO 2010 AVERAGE OF 40.8 DEGREES.
THE MEAN AVERAGE TEMPERATURE FOR THE YEAR WAS 47.5 DEGREES WHICH IS
2.4 DEGREES BELOW THE NORMAL AVERAGE OF 49.9 DEGREES.

A TOTAL OF 39.47 INCHES OF PRECIPITATION WAS RECORDED DURING THE
YEAR...WHICH IS 2.58 INCHES ABOVE NORMAL.

A TOTAL OF 69.8 INCHES OF SNOW WAS RECORDED DURING THE YEAR...WHICH
IS 33.5 INCHES ABOVE NORMAL.

RECORDS ESTABLISHED DURING 2014...

JANUARY --
* RECORD DAILY SNOWFALL OF 8.7 INCHES ON THE 5TH
* RECORD DAILY LOWEST MAXIMUM TEMPERATURE OF -2 DEGREES ON THE 6TH
* RECORD DAILY LOWEST MINIMUM TEMPERATURE OF -16 DEGREES ON THE 6TH
* 3RD SNOWIEST JANUARY ON RECORD SINCE 1884 WITH 33.7 INCHES

FEBRUARY --
* RECORD DAILY PRECIPITION OF 1.16 INCHES ON THE 20TH
* 9TH COLDEST FEBRUARY ON RECORD SINCE 1871 WITH 17.3 DEGREES

MARCH --
NO RECORDS SET

APRIL --
NO RECORDS SET

MAY --
NO RECORDS SET

JUNE --
* RECORD DAILY PRECIPITATION OF 2.60 INCHES ON THE 30TH

JULY --
NO RECORDS SET

AUGUST --
NO RECORDS SET

SEPTEMBER --
* RECORD DAILY LOWEST MAXIMUM TEMPERATURE OF 56 DEGREES ON THE 11TH
* TIED RECORD DAILY LOWEST MINIMUM TEMPERATURE OF 44 DEGREES ON THE
12TH (1955)

OCTOBER --
* RECORD DAILY LOWEST MAXIMUM TEMPERATURE OF 47 DEGREES ON THE 4TH
* RECORD DAILY SNOWFALL OF A TRACE ON THE 4TH
* RECORD DAILY SNOWFLL OF 0.1 INCHES ON THE 31ST

NOVEMBER --
* RECORD DAILY LOWEST MAXIMUM TEMPERATURE OF 19 DEGREES ON THE 18TH
* 8TH COLDEST NOVEMBER ON RECORD SINCE 1872 WITH 33.6 DEGREES

DECEMBER --
NO RECORDS SET

SEASONAL --
* 3RD COLDEST WINTER ON RECORD (2013-2014) SINCE 1872 WITH 18.8
DEGREES
* 3RD SNOWIEST WINTER ON RECORD (2013-2014) SINCE 1884 WITH 67.4
INCHES
* 9TH WETTEST SUMMER ON RECORD SINCE 1871 WITH 17.25 INCHES

YEARLY --
* 2ND SNOWIEST CALENDAR YEAR ON RECORD SINCE 1884 WITH 69.8 INCHES

...................................................................

AT ROCKFORD...THE AVERAGE HIGH TEMPERATURE FOR 2014 WAS 55.7 DEGREES
WHICH IS 3.6 DEGREES BELOW THE 1981 TO 2010 AVERAGE OF 59.3
DEGREES. THE AVERAGE LOW TEMPERATURE WAS 36.2 DEGREES WHICH IS 3
DEGREES BELOW THE 1981 TO 2010 AVERAGE OF 39.2 DEGREES. THE
MEAN AVERAGE TEMPERATURE FOR THE YEAR WAS 46 DEGREES WHICH IS 3.2
DEGREES BELOW THE NORMAL AVERAGE OF 49.2 DEGREES.

A TOTAL OF 33.5 INCHES OF PRECIPITATION WAS RECORDED DURING THE
YEAR...WHICH IS 2.74 INCHES BELOW NORMAL.

A TOTAL OF 41.9 INCHES OF SNOW WAS RECORDED DURING THE YEAR...WHICH
IS 5.2 INCHES ABOVE NORMAL.

RECORDS ESTABLISHED DURING 2014...

JANUARY --
* RECORD DAILY LOWEST MINIMUM TEMPERATURE OF -18 DEGREES ON THE 3RD

FEBRUARY --
* RECORD DAILY LOWEST MINIMUM TEMPERATURE OF -21 DEGREES ON THE 11TH
* RECORD DAILY LOWEST MAXIMUM TEMPERATURE OF 15 DEGREES ON THE 27TH
* 3RD COLDEST FEBRUARY ON RECORD SINCE 1906 WITH 12.4 DEGREES

MARCH --
* RECORD DAILY SNOWFALL OF 4.6 INCHES ON THE 1ST
* RECORD DAILY LOWEST MAXIMUM TEMPERATURE OF 9 DEGREES ON THE 2ND
* RECORD DAILY LOWEST MAXIMUM TEMPERATURE OF 15 DEGREES ON THE 3RD
* RECORD DAILY LOWEST MINIMUM TEMPERATURE OF -11 DEGREES ON THE 3RD

APRIL --
* RECORD DAILY PRECIPITATION OF 1.21 INCHES ON THE 13TH

MAY --
* TIED RECORD DAILY SNOWFALL OF A TRACE ON THE 5TH (1932)
* RECORD DAILY SNOWFALL OF A TRACE ON THE 16TH

JUNE --
NO RECORDS SET

JULY --
NO RECORDS SET

AUGUST --
* RECORD DAILY PRECIPITATION OF 1.35 INCHES ON THE 1ST

SEPTEMBER --
* RECORD DAILY LOWEST MAXIMUM TEMPERATURE OF 54 DEGREES ON THE 11TH
* RECORD DAILY LOWEST MAXIMUM TEMPERATURE OF 53 DEGREES ON THE 12TH

OCTOBER --
* RECORD DAILY LOWEST MAXIMUM TEMPERATURE OF 49 DEGREES ON THE 4TH
* RECORD DAILY SNOWFALL OF A TRACE ON THE 4TH
* RECORD DAILY SNOWFALL OF 0.1 INCHES ON THE 31ST

NOVEMBER --
* RECORD DAILY SNOWFALL OF 0.8 INCHES ON THE 16TH
* RECORD DAILY LOWEST MAXIMUM TEMPERATURE OF 19 DEGREES ON THE 18TH
* RECORD DAILY LOWEST MINIMUM TEMPERATURE OF 8 DEGREES ON THE 18TH
* 6TH COLDEST NOVEMBER ON RECORD SINCE 1906 WITH 31.9 DEGREES

DECEMBER --
NO RECORDS SET

SEASONAL --
* 3RD COLDEST WINTER ON RECORD (2013-2014) SINCE 1906 WITH 14.6
DEGREES
* 9TH SNOWIEST WINTER ON RECORD (2013-2014) SINCE 1906 WITH 46.5
INCHES

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