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Public Information Statement...CORRECTED
National Weather Service Chicago IL
135 PM CDT Thu Apr 1 2021 /235 PM EDT Thu Apr 1 2021/


...A Look Back at the Climate for the Month of March 2021 for
Chicago and Rockford...

At Chicago, the average high temperature was 53.3 degrees, which
is 6.7 degrees above normal. The average low temperature was 35.2
degrees, which is 6.0 degrees above normal. The average
temperature for the month was 44.2 degrees, which is 6.3 degrees
above normal. During the month of March, 1.25 inches of
precipitation were recorded, which is 1.25 of an inch below
normal. 1.8 inches of snow were recorded, which is 3.8 inches
below normal.

One daily record was set and one tied for Chicago during the month of
March 2021:
* Record daily highest minimum temperature of 57 degrees on the 10th.
* Tied daily maximum temperature of 69 degrees on the 9th.

One Top Ten Monthly Record was tied for March 2021:
**Tenth Warmest March on record since 1873 with 44.2 degrees.

At Rockford, the average high temperature was 53.0 degrees, which is
6.1 degrees above normal. The average low temperature was 32.6
degrees, which is 5.1 degrees above normal. The average temperature
for the month was 42.8 degrees, which is 5.6 degrees above normal.
During the month of March, 1.49 inches of precipitation were
recorded, which is 0.83 inches below normal. 2.0 inches of snow
were recorded, which is 2.8 inches below normal.

One daily record was set and one tied for Rockford during the month of
March 2021:
* Record daily highest minimum temperature of 51 degrees on the 10th.
* Tied daily maximum temperature of 68 degrees on the 9th.

One Top Ten Monthly Record was set for March 2021:
**Ninth Warmest March on record since 1906 with 42.8 degrees.

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BKL



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