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PUBLIC INFORMATION STATEMENT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE CHICAGO IL
801 PM CDT FRI JUL 25 2014 /901 PM EDT FRI JUL 25 2014/

...UNUSUALLY COOL JULY SO FAR...

ROCKFORD
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THROUGH JULY 25TH...THE AVERAGE TEMPERATURE FOR JULY IS 68.9
DEGREES. THIS TIES 1924 AND 1967 FOR THE SECOND COOLEST FIRST 25
DAYS OF JULY ON RECORD. JULY 2009 AVERAGED 66.5 DEGREES THROUGH
JULY 25TH AND ALSO ENDED UP AS THE COOLEST JULY ON RECORD OVERALL
IN ROCKFORD. THE PERIOD OF RECORD BEGAN IN 1905.

WITH ONE WEEK LEFT IN THE MONTH...AFTER A WARM WEEKEND...ANOTHER
COOL DOWN TO BELOW NORMAL TEMPERATURES IS EXPECTED THAT WILL
LIKELY LAST THROUGH THE END OF THE MONTH. THEREFORE...BASED ON
FORECAST TEMPERATURES THROUGH JULY 31ST...THIS MONTH HAS A HIGH
LIKELIHOOD OF ENDING UP AMONG THE TOP 10 COOLEST JULY`S ON RECORD
AND A DECENT CHANCE OF ENDING UP IN THE TOP 5 COOLEST.

HERE ARE THE TOP 10 COOLEST JULY`S ON RECORD IN ROCKFORD:

YEAR  AVG TEMPERATURE
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2009       67.0
1915       69.0
1992       69.1
1996       69.1
1962       69.5
1967       69.5
1924       69.8
2004       70.3
1971       70.7
1984       70.7


CHICAGO
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THE PERIOD OF RECORD IN CHICAGO BEGAN IN 1872...HOWEVER PRIOR TO
1942 THE OBSERVATIONS WERE TAKEN DOWNTOWN CLOSE TO THE LAKE...WHICH
RESULTED IN COOLER CONDITIONS THAN THE MORE RECENT OBSERVATION
LOCATIONS (MIDWAY 1942-1980 AND OHARE 1980-PRESENT).

COOLEST JULY 1-JULY 25 1942 TO PRESENT IN CHICAGO
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YEAR  AVG. TEMPERATURE
----  ----------------
2009       68.8
1992       69.6
1947       69.8
2014       70.1
1996       70.3

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