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Issued by NWS Chicago, IL

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PUBLIC INFORMATION STATEMENT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE CHICAGO IL
1003 PM CDT SAT AUG 1 2015

...PRONOUNCED DRY STRETCH TO END JULY...

AFTER FREQUENT RAINFALL FROM MID-SPRING THROUGH THE FIRST HALF OF
METEOROLOGICAL SUMMER...THE LATTER HALF OF JULY SAW LITTLE TO NO
RAINFALL IN SOME COMMUNITIES OF NORTHERN ILLINOIS AND NORTHWEST
INDIANA.

OFFICIALLY AT CHICAGO OHARE...ONLY A TRACE OF RAINFALL WAS
OBSERVED FROM JULY 19-31. THIS 13 DAY STRETCH OF NO MEASURABLE
PRECIPITATION WAS THE SECOND LONGEST OF 2015 AND THE LONGEST SINCE
MARCH 4-21. THIS COMES AFTER 24 DAYS WITH MEASURABLE RAINFALL BETWEEN
JUNE 7 AND JULY 18...IN OTHER WORDS ON 57 PERCENT OF THE DAYS!

AT ROCKFORD...THERE WAS ONLY 0.04 INCHES OF RAIN BETWEEN JULY
17-31. THIS 15 DAY STRETCH WAS THE DRIEST SINCE MARCH 4-22 WHEN
ONLY A TRACE WAS OBSERVED.

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MTF



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