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Issued by NWS Chicago, IL

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PUBLIC INFORMATION STATEMENT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE CHICAGO IL
808 PM CST WED NOV 19 2014 /908 PM EST WED NOV 19 2014/

...UNPRECEDENTED EARLY SEASON FREQUENCY OF SNOWFALL...

FREQUENT SNOW HAS COMBINED WITH THE COLD TO PROVIDE A FEEL OF
WINTER ACROSS NORTHERN ILLINOIS AND NORTHWEST INDIANA. FOR BOTH LONG
TERM CLIMATE SITES OF CHICAGO AND ROCKFORD THIS HAS BEEN IN RECORD
BREAKING TERRITORY.

CHICAGO...

AS OF NOVEMBER 19TH...CHICAGO HAD OBSERVED EIGHT CONSECUTIVE DAYS
WITH AT LEAST A TRACE OF SNOWFALL SINCE NOVEMBER 12TH. THIS WAS THE
EARLIEST STRETCH OF OVER A WEEK /EIGHT DAYS PLUS/ OF DAILY
SNOWFALL ON RECORD...WHICH HAD BEEN NOVEMBER 13TH-20TH 1937. THE
CURRENT EIGHT DAY STRETCH OF CONSECUTIVE SNOWFALL JOINS ONLY THE
1937 SPAN AND NOVEMBER 23RD-30TH 1954 AS EIGHT CONSECUTIVE DAYS
WITH SNOWFALL IN NOVEMBER.

ROCKFORD...

AS OF NOVEMBER 19TH...ROCKFORD HAD OBSERVED NINE CONSECUTIVE DAYS
WITH AT LEAST A TRACE OF SNOWFALL SINCE NOVEMBER 11TH. THIS IS
THE EARLIEST STRETCH OF OVER A WEEK /EIGHT DAYS PLUS/ OF DAILY
SNOWFALL ON RECORD. THE PREVIOUS RECORD HAD BEEN NOVEMBER 23RD-
DECEMBER 2ND 1954...A STRETCH OF TEN CONSECUTIVE DAYS. IN
ADDITION...THERE HAD NEVER BEEN A STRETCH OF NINE CONSECUTIVE
NOVEMBER DAYS WITH SNOWFALL IN ROCKFORD PRIOR TO THE CURRENT
STRETCH.

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