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Public Information Statement
National Weather Service Chicago IL
817 AM CST Sun Jan 1 2017 /917 AM EST Sun Jan 1 2017/

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

At Chicago, the average high temperature for 2016 was 60.7 degrees,
which is 1.6 degrees above the 1981 to 2010 average of 59.1
degrees. The average low temperature was 43.8 degrees, which is
3.0 degrees above the 1981 to 2010 average of 40.8 degrees. The
mean average temperature for the year was 52.3 degrees, which is
2.4 degrees above the normal average of 49.9 degrees.

A total of 35.97 inches of precipitation was recorded during the
year, which is 0.92 inches below normal.

A total of 33.2 inches of snow was recorded during the year,
which is 3.1 inches below normal.

Records Established During 2016...

January --
No Records Set

February --
* Record daily highest maximum temperature of 62 degrees on the 28th

March --
* Record daily highest minimum temperature of 58 degrees on the
  8th

April --
No Records Set

May --
* Tied record daily lowest minimum temperature of 35 degrees on the
  15th

June --
* Record daily precipitation of 1.31 inches on the 22nd

July --
No Records Set

August --
No Records Set

September --
No Records Set

October --
* Record daily highest minimum temperature of 67 degrees on the 17th
* Record daily precipitation of 1.60 inches on the 26th

November --
* Record daily highest maximum temperature of 61 degrees on the 1st
* 7th warmest November on record at 46.8 degrees since 1872

December --
* Record daily snowfall of 6.4 inches on the 4th


Seasonal --
* 4th warmest Fall on record since 1872 with 57.8 degrees.

Yearly --
* 8th warmest year on record since 1872 with 52.3 degrees

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At Rockford, the average high temperature for 2016 was 61.1 degrees,
which is 1.8 degrees above the 1981 TO 2010 average of 59.3
degrees. The average low temperature was 42.6 degrees, which is
3.4 degrees above the 1981 TO 2010 average of 39.2 degrees. The
mean average temperature for the year was 51.9 degrees, which is
2.7 degrees above the normal average of 49.2 degrees.

A total of 35.16 inches of precipitation was recorded during the
year, which is 1.08 inches below normal.

A total of 26.1 inches of snow was recorded during the year,
which is 10.6 inches below normal.

Records Established During 2016...

January --
No Records Set

February --
* Record daily highest maximum temperature of 62 degrees on the 28th

March --
* Record daily highest minimum temperature of 54 degrees on the 8th
* Record daily highest minimum temperature of 46 degrees on the 9th

April --
* Record daily precipitation of 1.08 inches on the 6th

May --
* Tied record daily lowest minimum temperature of 31 degrees on the
  15th

June --
No Records Set

July --
No Records Set

August --
No Records Set

September --
No Records Set

October --
* Tied daily highest minimum temperature of 65 degrees on the 16th
* Record daily highest minimum temperature of 68 degrees on the 17th

November --
* Record daily highest minimum temperature of 60 degrees on the 1st
* Tied daily highest maximum temperature of 73 degrees on the 17th
* Record daily precipitation of 1.03 inches on the 28th
* 3rd warmest November on record at xx.x degrees since 1905

December --
* Record daily lowest maximum temperature of 8 degrees on the 15th

Seasonal --
* Ties for 4th warmest winter on record (2015-2016) with 30.1
  degrees since 1906
* 2nd warmest Fall on record since 1906 with 57.3 degrees

Yearly --
* 4th warmest year on record since 1906 with 51.9 degrees

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