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CLMRFD

CLIMATE REPORT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE CHICAGO IL
900 AM CDT WED APR 1 2015

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...THE ROCKFORD IL CLIMATE SUMMARY FOR THE MONTH OF MARCH 2015...

CLIMATE NORMAL PERIOD 1981 TO 2010
CLIMATE RECORD PERIOD 1905 TO 2015

WEATHER         OBSERVED          NORMAL  DEPART  LAST YEAR`S
                 VALUE   DATE(S)  VALUE   FROM    VALUE  DATE(S)
                                          NORMAL
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TEMPERATURE (F)
RECORD
 HIGH              85   03/29/1986
 LOW              -11   03/03/2014
                        03/04/2002
                        01/01/2000

HIGHEST            74   03/16        63      11       64  03/31
LOWEST             -6   03/05        35     -41      -11  03/03

AVG. MAXIMUM     45.5              46.9    -1.4     38.7
AVG. MINIMUM     23.8              27.5    -3.7     20.5
MEAN             34.6              37.2    -2.6     29.6
DAYS MAX >= 90      0               0.0     0.0        0
DAYS MAX <= 32      5               3.0     2.0        9
DAYS MIN <= 32     24              21.8     2.2       25
DAYS MIN <= 0       2               0.2     1.8        2

PRECIPITATION (INCHES)
RECORD
 MAXIMUM         6.20   1944
 MINIMUM         0.27   1910

TOTALS           1.30              2.32   -1.02     1.03

DAILY AVG.       0.04              0.07   -0.03     0.03
DAYS >= .01         5              10.5    -5.5       12
DAYS >= .10         3               5.1    -2.1        4
DAYS >= .50         1               1.2    -0.2        0
DAYS >= 1.00        0               0.5    -0.5        0
GREATEST
 24 HR. TOTAL    0.53   03/23 TO 03/23

SNOWFALL (INCHES)
RECORDS
 TOTAL           22.7   1964

TOTALS            7.6               4.8     2.8      9.1

SINCE 7/1        35.5              35.8    -0.3     56.6
SNOWDEPTH AVG.      1                MM      MM        2
DAYS >= 1.0         2               1.5     0.5        2
GREATEST
 SNOW DEPTH         5   03/06                          8  03/07
                        03/05                             03/06
                        03/04                             03/05
 24 HR TOTAL      5.1   03/23 TO 03/23

DEGREE_DAYS
HEATING TOTAL     936               862      74     1092
 SINCE 7/1       6382              5864     518     6984
COOLING TOTAL       0                 0       0        0
 SINCE 1/1          0                 0       0        0
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WIND (MPH)
AVERAGE WIND SPEED              8.7
HIGHEST WIND SPEED/DIRECTION    31/010    DATE  03/17
HIGHEST GUST SPEED/DIRECTION    39/250    DATE  03/29

SKY COVER
POSSIBLE SUNSHINE (PERCENT)   MM
AVERAGE SKY COVER           0.60
NUMBER OF DAYS FAIR            9
NUMBER OF DAYS PC             12
NUMBER OF DAYS CLOUDY         10

AVERAGE RH (PERCENT)     64

WEATHER CONDITIONS. NUMBER OF DAYS WITH
THUNDERSTORM              0     MIXED PRECIP               0
HEAVY RAIN                1     RAIN                       1
LIGHT RAIN                5     FREEZING RAIN              0
LT FREEZING RAIN          1     HAIL                       1
HEAVY SNOW                2     SNOW                       2
LIGHT SNOW                6     SLEET                      3
FOG                      13     FOG W/VIS <= 1/4 MILE      5
HAZE                      7

-  INDICATES NEGATIVE NUMBERS.
R  INDICATES RECORD WAS SET OR TIED.
MM INDICATES DATA IS MISSING.
T  INDICATES TRACE AMOUNT.

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RECORDS...

DAILY...
MAR 5...SET RECORD FOR LOWEST MAXIMUM TEMPERATURE WITH 13...
                                    ...OLD RECORD 17 IN 1960.

MAR 23...SET RECORD SNOWFALL FOR DAY WITH 5.1 INCHES
                        ...OLD RECORD WAS 1.9 INCHES IN 1965.

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