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PUBLIC INFORMATION STATEMENT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE CHICAGO/ROMEOVILLE IL
948 AM CDT WED NOV 1 2017

...A Look Back at the Climate for the Month of October 2017 for
Chicago and Rockford...

At Chicago, the average high temperature was 65.5 degrees, which is
3.2 degrees above normal. The average low temperature was 49.7
degrees, which is 6.9 degrees above normal. The average temperature
for the month was 57.6 degrees which is 5.1 degrees above normal.
During the month of October, 8.7 inches of precipitation were
recorded, which is 5.55 inches above normal. A trace of snow was
recorded, which is 0.2 of an inch below normal.

One Top Ten Monthly Record:
**2nd wettest October on record since 1871 with 8.7 inches.

One record was set for Chicago for the month of October 2017
*Record daily precipitation of 4.19 inches on the 14th.

At Rockford, the average high temperature was 64.6 degrees, which is
1.9 degrees above normal. The average low temperature was 46.4
degrees, which is 5.7 degrees above normal. The average temperature
for the month was 55.5 degrees, which is 3.8 degrees above normal.
During the month of October, 5.85 inches of precipitation were
recorded, which is 3.18 inches below normal. A trace of snow was
recorded, which is 0.1 of an inch below normal.

One Top Ten Monthly Record:
**7th wettest October on record since 1906 with 5.85 inches.

One record was set for Rockford for the month of October 2017
*Record daily precipitation of 1.8 inches on the 14th.


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