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Public Information Statement
National Weather Service Chicago IL
612 PM CST Mon Mar 1 2021 /712 PM EST Mon Mar 1 2021/

...A Look Back at the Climate for Meteorological Winter (December,
January, February) 2020-2021 for Chicago and Rockford...

At Chicago, the average high temperature for the winter season
was 33.5 degrees, which is 0.1 degrees below the 1981 to 2010
average. The average low temperature was 21.3 degrees, which is
2.2 degrees above normal. The mean temperature for the season was
27.4 degrees, which is 1.0 degree above normal.

A total of 5.75 inches of precipitation was recorded during this
past winter, which is 0.02 inches below normal. In addition, a
total of 46.3 inches of snow fell, which is 18.2 inches above
normal.

Records established or tied during the winter months:

December: None.

January:
** 10th snowiest January on record since 1871 with 21.9 inches of
   snow.

February:
* Record daily lowest maximum temperature of 4 degrees on the
  14th.
* Record daily snowfall of 6.1 inches on the 15th.
** 9th snowiest February on record since 1871 with 21.6 inches of
   snow.

There were no top ten seasonal records set for Chicago during
this past meteorological winter.



At Rockford, the average high temperature for the winter season
was 32.1 degrees, which is 0.1 degrees below the 1981 to 2010
average. The average low temperature was 17.0 degrees, which is
0.7 degrees above normal. The mean temperature for the season was
24.5 degrees, which is 0.3 degrees above normal.

A total of 4.61 inches of precipitation was recorded during this
past winter, which is 0.15 inches below normal. In addition, a
total of 32.8 inches of snow fell, which is 3.6 inches above
normal.

Records established or tied during the winter months:

December:
* Record daily maximum temperature of 55 degrees on the 9th.
* Tied record daily maximum temperature of 57 degrees on the 10th.
* Record daily maximum temperature of 62 degrees on the 23rd.

January: None.

February:
* Record daily lowest maximum temperature of 1 degree on the
  14th.
** 6th coldest February on record since 1905 with a mean average
   temperature of 15.6 degrees.

There were no top ten seasonal records set for Rockford during
this past meteorological winter.

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Ogorek


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