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000 NOUS43 KLOT 020012 PNSLOT ILZ003>006-008-010>013-019>021-023-032-033-039-103>108-INZ001-002- 010-011-019-021215- 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. $$ Ogorek

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