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CLIMATE REPORT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE CHICAGO IL
801 AM CDT FRI APR 1 2016

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...THE ROCKFORD IL CLIMATE SUMMARY FOR THE MONTH OF MARCH 2016...

CLIMATE NORMAL PERIOD 1981 TO 2010
CLIMATE RECORD PERIOD 1905 TO 2016

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            71   03/08        MM      MM       74  03/16
LOWEST             11   03/02        MM      MM       -6  03/05
AVG. MAXIMUM     51.7              46.9     4.8     45.5
AVG. MINIMUM     34.0              27.5     6.5     23.8
MEAN             42.9              37.2     5.7     34.6
DAYS MAX >= 90      0               0.0     0.0        0
DAYS MAX <= 32      2               3.0    -1.0        5
DAYS MIN <= 32     15              21.8    -6.8       24
DAYS MIN <= 0       0               0.2    -0.2        2

PRECIPITATION (INCHES)
RECORD
 MAXIMUM         6.20   1944
 MINIMUM         0.27   1910
TOTALS           4.01              2.32    1.69     1.30
DAILY AVG.       0.13              0.07    0.06     0.04
DAYS >= .01        16              10.5     5.5        5
DAYS >= .10         8               5.1     2.9        3
DAYS >= .50         2               1.2     0.8        1
DAYS >= 1.00        1               0.5     0.5        0
GREATEST
 24 HR. TOTAL    1.37   03/15 TO 03/16

SNOWFALL (INCHES)
RECORDS
 TOTAL           22.7   1964
TOTALS            2.4               4.8    -2.4      7.6
SINCE 7/1        23.6              35.8   -12.2     35.5
SNOWDEPTH AVG.      0                MM      MM        1
DAYS >= 1.0         0               1.5    -1.5        2
GREATEST
 SNOW DEPTH         1   03/05                          5  03/06
                        03/03                             03/05
                                                          03/04
 24 HR TOTAL      0.7   MM

DEGREE_DAYS
HEATING TOTAL     679               862    -183      936
 SINCE 7/1       4865              5864    -999     6382
COOLING TOTAL       0                 0       0        0
 SINCE 1/1          0                 0       0        0
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WIND (MPH)
AVERAGE WIND SPEED              9.8
HIGHEST WIND SPEED/DIRECTION    38/270    DATE  03/16
HIGHEST GUST SPEED/DIRECTION    50/260    DATE  03/16

SKY COVER
POSSIBLE SUNSHINE (PERCENT)   MM
AVERAGE SKY COVER           0.80
NUMBER OF DAYS FAIR            2
NUMBER OF DAYS PC             11
NUMBER OF DAYS CLOUDY         18

AVERAGE RH (PERCENT)     71

WEATHER CONDITIONS. NUMBER OF DAYS WITH
THUNDERSTORM              0     MIXED PRECIP               0
HEAVY RAIN                2     RAIN                       7
LIGHT RAIN               13     FREEZING RAIN              0
LT FREEZING RAIN          1     HAIL                       2
HEAVY SNOW                0     SNOW                       2
LIGHT SNOW                6     SLEET                      2
FOG                      20     FOG W/VIS <= 1/4 MILE      1
HAZE                      6

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

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