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 November Weather Trivia Statements



NOVEMBER 1
...CHICAGO... NOVEMBER 1, 1950: THE HIGH TEMPERATURE ON THIS DATE SOARED TO A SUMMER-LIKE 81 DEGREES. NOT ONLY DID THIS SET A RECORD HIGH TEMPERATURE FOR THE 1ST...BUT IS ALSO THE WARMEST TEMPERATURE EVER RECORDED DURING NOVEMBER.
 
...ROCKFORD... NOVEMBER 1, 1933: ON THIS DATE...THE HIGH TEMPERATURE CLIMBED TO A SUMMER-LIKE 81 DEGREES...SETTING A RECORD HIGH TEMPERATURE FOR THIS DATE. THIS 81 DEGREES IS ALSO THE WARMEST TEMPERATURE EVER RECORDED DURING NOVEMBER.


NOVEMBER 2
NOVEMBER 2, 1951: UNSEASONABLY COLD TEMPERATURES DESCENDED ONTO NORTHERN ILLINOIS. IN CHICAGO AND ROCKFORD...RECORD-SETTING TEMPERATURES OCCURRED OVER THE 2ND THROUGH THE 5TH. ON THIS DAY THE TEMPERATURE BOTTOMED OUT AT 14 DEGREES AT CHICAGO AND AT 12 AT ROCKFORD. THESE READINGS ARE OVER TWENTY DEGREES BELOW NORMAL.

 
NOVEMBER 3
NOVEMBER 3, 1938: IT WAS A WARM START TO NOVEMBER FOR NORTHERN ILLINOIS AS TEMPERATURES CLIMBED UP INTO THE 70S. ON THIS DATE...THE HIGH CLIMBED TO 77 DEGREES AT ROCKFORD...SETTING A HIGH TEMPERATURE RECORD. A RECORD SETTING 75 DEGREES WAS ESTABLISHED AT CHICAGO WITH THIS RECORD BEING TIED LATER IN 1964 AND 1987.

 
NOVEMBER 4
NOVEMBER 4, 1991: NORTHERN ILLINOIS EXPERIENCED MORE WINTER-LIKE CONDITIONS AS LOW TEMPERATURES PLUMMETED INTO THE TEENS. CHICAGO RECORDED A RECORD SETTING ELEVEN DEGREES WHILE THE READING OF TEN DEGREES AT ROCKFORD ENDED UP TYING THE RECORD PREVIOUSLY SET IN 1951.
 
 
NOVEMBER 5
...CHICAGO... NOVEMBER 5, 1883: HEAVY RAIN MOVED ACROSS MUCH OF NORTHERN ILLINOIS ON THIS DATE. BY MIDNIGHT...3.34 INCHES OF RAIN HAD FALLEN ACROSS THE CITY OF CHICAGO. THIS IS THE ALL-TIME WETTEST NOVEMBER DAY IN THE CITY'S RECORDED WEATHER HISTORY.

...ROCKFORD... NOVEMBER 5, 1978: A HIGH TEMPERATURE OF 74 DEGREES WAS RECORDED FOR THE SECOND DAY IN A ROW. THIS LED TO BOTH DAYS TYING THE PREVIOUS RECORD THAT WAS ESTABLISHED IN 1924 ON THE TWO DAYS.


NOVEMBER 6

...CHICAGO... NOVEMBER 6, 1951: HEAVY SNOW FELL ON CHICAGO...ACCUMULATING TO 8.0 INCHES. SLIPPERY STREETS RESULTING FROM THE SNOW MADE FOR NUMEROUS MINOR ACCIDENTS. THIS HEAVY SNOW ALSO NEARLY HALTED TRAFFIC IN THE EVENING...WITH MANY VEHICLES STALLED AND ABANDONED. TRANSIT BUS SCHEDULES OF ORDINARILY UNDER ONE HOUR REQUIRED UP TO NEARLY FOUR HOURS TO COMPLETE. IN ADDITION...STRONG EASTERLY WINDS WITH THIS STORM BLEW HIGH LAKE MICHIGAN WAVES UPON THE SHORE CAUSING MUCH DAMAGE AND COVERED PORTIONS OF THE OUTER DRIVE...CLOSING IT TO TRAFFIC. 

...ROCKFORD... NOVEMBER 6, 1924: THIS WAS THE SECOND IN A THREE DAY STRING OF DAYS WHERE THE HIGH TEMPERATURE CLIMBED INTO THE 70S. ON THIS DATE...THE TEMPERATURE GOT UP TO 74 DEGREES...WHICH ENDED UP TYING WITH 1916 AS THE HIGHEST TEMPERATURE RECORDED ON THE 6TH.


NOVEMBER 7

NOVEMBER 7, 1975: NORTHERN ILLINOIS WAS IN THE 7TH DAY OF A NINE DAY WARM SPELL. DAILY HIGH TEMPERATURES AVERAGED TEN TO TWENTY DEGREES ABOVE NORMAL WHILE DAILY LOWS RANGED TWENTY TO THIRTY DEGREES ABOVE NORMAL FOR THE ENTIRE PERIOD. BETWEEN THE CITIES OF ROCKFORD AND CHICAGO...FIVE DIFFERENT TEMPERATURE RECORDS WERE SET.

 
NOVEMBER 8
NOVEMBER 8, 1991: WINTER CONTINUED ITS GRIP ON NORTHERN ILLINOIS AS THE MORNING LOW TEMPERATURE IN CHICAGO PLUMMETED TO 11 DEGREES...THE THIRD CONSECUTIVE MORNING WITH RECORD-SETTING TEMPERATURES. ROCKFORD WAS NOT SPARED IN THE COLD SNAP...AS THE MORNING LOW DROPPED TO 7 DEGREES TYING THE RECORD PREVIOUSLY SET IN 1925. 
 
 
NOVEMBER 9
...CHICAGO... NOVEMBER 9, 1975: AN INTENSE LOW PRESSURE SYSTEM PASSING ACROSS THE MIDWEST BROUGHT HEAVY THUNDERSTORMS AND STRONG WINDS TO ILLINOIS DURING THE EVENING AND EARLY MORNING HOURS OF THE 9TH AND 10TH. WIND GUSTS TO 63 MPH WERE RECORDED AT DUPAGE COUNTY AIRPORT WHILE GUSTS IN EXCESS OF 75 MPH WERE REPORTED IN STREAMWOOD AND TINLEY PARK HAD A GUST TO 66 MPH. STRONG WINDS BLEW A SMALL GARDEN SHED ACROSS A HOUSE IN GURNEE.

...ROCKFORD... NOVEMBER 9, 1931: UNSEASONABLY MILD AIR MOVED INTO NORTHERN ILLINOIS RESULTING IN HIGH TEMPERATURES CLIMBING INTO THE 70S ON THE 8TH AND 9TH. ON THIS DATE...THE MERCURY ROSE TO 73 DEGREES WHICH SET A HIGH TEMPERATURE RECORD WHILE A HIGH OF 71 DEGREES WAS RECORDED ON THE 8TH...TYING THE RECORD PREVIOUSLY ESTABLISHED IN 1915.

 
NOVEMBER 10
....CHICAGO... NOVEMBER 10, 1904: THIS IS THE THIRD CONSECUTIVE DAY THAT LIGHT RAIN FELL ACROSS CHICAGO...WITH A DAILY PRECIPITATION TOTAL OF 0.24 INCHES. UNFORTUNATELY THIS WAS THE HEAVIEST RAIN FOR THE ENTIRE MONTH. NOVEMBER OF 1904 RECEIVED A TOTAL OF 0.31 INCHES OF PRECIPITATION...MAKING IT THE DRIEST NOVEMBER ON RECORD FOR CHICAGO.

...ROCKFORD... NOVEMBER 10, 1998: A VERY STRONG LOW PRESSURE SYSTEM MOVED ACROSS THE CENTRAL PLAINS...PRODUCING VERY STRONG WINDS ACROSS NORTHERN ILLINOIS. THE WINDS INCREASED AFTER A COLD FRONT PASSED IN THE MORNING AND REACHED A PEAK IN THE LATE AFTERNOON AND EVENING HOURS BEFORE SLOWLY SUBSIDING AFTER MIDNIGHT. SUSTAINED WINDS OF 35 TO 45 MPH WERE COMMON THROUGHOUT THE AREA WITH A FEW GUSTS OF 55 TO 65 MPH. A SQUALL LINE MOVED THROUGH NORTHERN ILLINOIS DURING THE EARLY MORNING HOURS...PACKING WIND GUSTS OF 50 TO 65 MPH. AS A RESULT...A SEMI WAS BLOWN OVER ON AN OVERPASS NEAR ROCHELLE RESULTING IN INJURIES. ROOF DAMAGE WAS ALSO REPORTED TO BUILDINGS IN SUGAR GROVE AND TO A STEEL MANUFACTURING PLANT IN MCHENRY.


NOVEMBER 11
...CHICAGO... NOVEMBER 11, 1911: ALTHOUGH LATE FALL WEATHER IS USUALLY QUIET...SEVERE THUNDERSTORMS DEVELOPED ON THIS DAY. A TORNADO TOUCHED DOWN AT AROUND 530 PM JUST EAST OF AURORA AND TRAVELED TOWARD NAPERVILLE WHERE A HOME WAS UNROOFED AND ANOTHER WAS RIDDLED WITH BARN BOARDS. ANOTHER TORNADO TOUCHED DOWN AROUND 8 PM IN NORTHWEST INDIANA AND PASSED JUST WEST OF VALPARAISO THEN LIFTED SOUTH OF MICHIGAN CITY. A SCHOOL NEAR LAKE ELIZA WAS DESTROYED AND PIECES WERE CARRIED FOR TWO MILES. BUILDINGS WERE DESTROYED ON FIFTEEN FARMS. A TOTAL OF 5 PEOPLE WERE INJURED FROM THESE STORMS.

...ROCKFORD... NOVEMBER 11, 1911: ALTHOUGH SEVERE WEATHER WAS OCCURRING EAST OF ROCKFORD...HEAVY RAIN STILL MOVED ACROSS THE AREA. A TOTAL OF 1.08 INCHES WAS RECORDED FOR THE DAY...WHICH SET A GREATEST PRECIPITATION RECORD FOR THE 11TH. BESIDES THE RAIN...ROCKFORD ALSO SAW UNSEASONABLY MILD TEMPERATURES AS THE HIGH REACHED 74 DEGREES...SETTING A HIGH TEMPERATURE RECORD FOR THIS DATE.

NOVEMBER 12
...CHICAGO... NOVEMBER 12, 1965: SHORTLY AFTER 2 PM A LARGE TORNADO TOUCHED DOWN EAST OF WENONA IN LASALLE COUNTY AND TRAVELED ACROSS STREATOR...WHERE MOST OF THE DAMAGE OCCURRED AT THE STREATOR AIRPORT. IT CONTINUED NORTHEAST AND DISSIPATED NORTHEAST OF MAZON IN GRUNDY COUNTY. A SECOND AND MOST SEVERE TORNADO OF THIS SERIES DEVELOPED NORTHEAST OF MORRIS IN GRUNDY COUNTY AND MOVED NORTHEAST WHERE IT DISSIPATED IN THE VICINITY OF TINLEY PARK. A THIRD TORNADO TOUCHED DOWN IN TWO LOCATIONS NEAR VILLA PARK WHILE A FOURTH TORNADO STRUCK EXTREME NORTHWEST INDIANA. TRAGICALLY THREE PERSONS WERE KILLED WHILE NEARLY 100 WERE INJURED.

...ROCKFORD... NOVEMBER 12, 1986: NORTHERN ILLINOIS GOT AN EARLY GLIMPSE OF WINTER AS LOW TEMPERATURES DIPPED INTO THE SINGLE DIGITS ON TWO CONSECUTIVE DAYS. ON THIS DATE...THE LOW FELL TO 7 ABOVE SETTING A LOW TEMPERATURE RECORD. ANOTHER RECORD WAS SET ON THE 13TH AS A LOW OF 3 ABOVE WAS RECORDED.

 
 
NOVEMBER 13
...CHICAGO... NOVEMBER 13, 1951: HEAVY RAIN FELL ON CHICAGO...ACCUMULATING TO 1.09 INCHES...WHICH IS A RECORD THAT STILL STANDS TODAY. HOWEVER ON THIS DATE IN 1951...MANY UNDERPASSES WERE FLOODED BY THIS HEAVY RAIN. ALSO DURING THE AFTERNOON...A TORNADO STRUCK A SMALL AREA OF GARY INDIANA...CAUSING AN ESTIMATED 500,000 DOLLARS IN DAMAGE.

...ROCKFORD... NOVEMBER 13, 2003: STRONG LOW PRESSURE MOVED ACROSS THE UPPER MIDWEST AND UPPER GREAT LAKES WHILE A STRONG COLD FRONT FROM THIS LOW MOVED ACROSS NORTHERN ILLINOIS DURING THE EARLY AFTERNOON HOURS. WINDS INCREASED TO 40 TO 50 MPH ACROSS NORTHERN ILLINOIS WITH GUSTS AS HIGH AS 60 MPH. TREES AND POWER LINES WERE BLOWN DOWN ACROSS MANY PARTS OF NORTHERN ILLINOIS. A LARGE TREE FELL ONTO A HOUSE NEAR CRYSTAL LAKE CAUSING SIGNIFICANT DAMAGE. A PONTOON BOAT WAS BLOWN OFF ITS TRAILER NEAR POLO ALONG ROUTE 26. OVER 100,000 CUSTOMERS LOST POWER DURING THE HIGH WINDS.

 
 
NOVEMBER 14
...CHICAGO... NOVEMBER 14, 1972:  A MAJOR WINTER STORM BROUGHT A VARIETY OF SEVERE WEATHER...RAIN AND SNOW TO THE NATIONS MID SECTION...INCLUDING ILLINOIS. THE HARDEST HIT WAS NEAR CHICAGO WHERE STRONG NORTHEAST WINDS WITH GUSTS ESTIMATED UP TO 45 MPH WHIPPED UP LARGE WAVES ON LAKE MICHIGAN WHICH DAMAGED SEA WALLS AND ROADS FLOODED NEARBY HOMES AND APARTMENTS. A LOYOLA UNIVERSITY STUDENT WAS SWEPT OFF A LAKE MICHIGAN BREAKWATER AND WAS ASSUMED TO HAVE DROWNED.

...ROCKFORD... NOVEMBER 14, 1971: THIS WAS THE START OF A FOUR CONSECUTIVE DAY STRING WHERE HIGH TEMPERATURES CLIMBED TO AT LEAST 60 DEGREES. ON THIS DATE...THE HIGH REACHED 73 DEGREES...SETTING A HIGH TEMPERATURE RECORD. THIS WAS ALSO THE WARMEST READING DURING THE MONTH.


 
NOVEMBER 15
...CHICAGO... NOVEMBER 15, 1997: A LAKE INDUCED SNOW EVENT OCCURRED FROM THE EVENING OF THE 14TH AND LASTED THROUGH MOST OF THE DAY ON THE 15TH. MODERATE TO HEAVY SNOW FELL OVER EXTREME NORTHEAST ILLINOIS SPECIFICALLY OVER PORTIONS OF LAKE COUNTY WHERE UP TO 12 INCHES OF SNOW FELL.

...ROCKFORD... NOVEMBER 15, 1933: CHILLY WEATHER MOVED INTO NORTHERN ILLINOIS...CAUSING HIGH TEMPERATURES TO ONLY CLIMB TO WINTER-LIKE READINGS IN THE 20S ON TWO CONSECUTIVE DAYS. A HIGH OF 21 DEGREES WAS RECORDED ON THIS DATE...SETTING A LOW MAXIMUM TEMPERATURE RECORD. ANOTHER RECORD WAS SET ON THE 16TH WHERE A HIGH OF 25 DEGREES WAS RECORDED.


NOVEMBER 16
NOVEMBER 16, 1959: IT SURE FELT LIKE WINTER AS LOW TEMPERATURE READINGS PLUMMETED INTO THE SINGLE DIGITS OVER AT LEAST A TWO CONSECUTIVE DAY STRETCH. ON THIS DATE...CHICAGO RECORDED A LOW OF 6 ABOVE WHILE ROCKFORD RECORDED 2 ABOVE...LEADING TO BOTH STATIONS TO SET LOW TEMPERATURE RECORDS. IN ALL EIGHT RECORDS WERE ESTABLISHED DURING THIS ARCTIC OUTBREAK AT BOTH CHICAGO AND ROCKFORD.

 
 
NOVEMBER 17
...CHICAGO... NOVEMBER 17, 1985: MUCH OF CHICAGO WAS GLAD TO SEE THAT ONLY A TRACE OF RAINFALL OCCURRED ON THIS DATE. THIS WAS TOWARD THE END OF A TWELVE CONSECUTIVE DAY STRETCH WHEN PRECIPITATION FELL IN THE CITY. IN FACT...PRECIPITATION OCCURRED ON 25 DAYS THIS NOVEMBER...MAKING IT THE WETTEST NOVEMBER ON RECORD FOR THE CITY WITH 8.22 INCHES OF PRECIPITATION. THIS IS OVER FIVE INCHES ABOVE THE NORMAL NOVEMBER PRECIPITATION.

...ROCKFORD... NOVEMBER 17, 1941: IT FELT MORE LIKE SPRING RATHER THAN LATE FALL AS HIGH TEMPERATURES ROSE INTO THE LOWER 70S ON THE 17TH AND 18TH. TWO NEW HIGH TEMPERATURE RECORDS WERE SET ON THE TWO DAYS AS ROCKFORD RECORDED READINGS OF 73 DEGREES ON THE 17TH AND 71 DEGREES ON THE 18TH.



NOVEMBER 18
...CHICAGO... NOVEMBER 18, 1880: THIS WAS ONE OF FOUR DAYS WHERE LOW TEMPERATURES FELL INTO THE SINGLE DIGITS OVER THE COURSE OF THE MONTH. ON THIS DATE...THE LOW DROPPED TO 8 ABOVE...SETTING A LOW TEMPERATURE RECORD. A TOTAL OF FOUR LOW TEMPERATURE RECORDS WAS ESTABLISHED DURING NOVEMBER OF 1880...LEADING TO THE MONTH RANKING AS THE COLDEST NOVEMBER IN THE STATIONS HISTORY WITH AN AVERAGE TEMPERATURE OF 31.6 DEGREES. THIS WAS NEARLY EIGHT DEGREES BELOW NORMAL.

...ROCKFORD... NOVEMBER 18, 1934:  SEVERE THUNDERSTORMS HAD DEVELOPED ACROSS MUCH OF NORTHWEST ILLINOIS...WHERE TWO F2 TORNADOES DESTROYED A COUPLE OF BARNS AND INJURED FIVE PEOPLE. ANOTHER F2 TORNADO FORMED IN NORTH CENTRAL ILLINOIS AROUND 6 PM IN DIXON. THIS STORM MOVED NORTHEAST ACROSS THE EDGE OF TOWN AND UNROOFED THREE HOMES. THANKFULLY THERE WERE NO INJURIES OR DEATHS...HOWEVER DAMAGE WAS AROUND 15 THOUSAND DOLLARS.

 
 
NOVEMBER 19
NOVEMBER 19, 1930: UNSEASONABLY MILD AIR MOVED INTO NORTHERN ILLINOIS RESULTING IN TEMPERATURES CLIMBING INTO THE 70S. ON THIS DATE...THE HIGH AT CHICAGO REACHED 75 DEGREES WHILE A READING OF 76 WAS RECORDED AT ROCKFORD....LEADING TO BOTH STATIONS SETTING NEW HIGH TEMPERATURE RECORDS FOR THE 19TH. HOWEVER THIS WAS SHORT-LIVED AS SEVERAL DAYS LATER...HIGH TEMPERATURES ONLY CLIMBED INTO THE 20S.


 
NOVEMBER 20
...CHICAGO... NOVEMBER 20, 1913: UNUSUALLY WARM NIGHTTIME LOWS WERE RECORDED IN CHICAGO OVER A TWO CONSECUTIVE DAY STRETCH. CHICAGO RECORDED A LOW OF ONLY 62 DEGREES ON THIS DATE...SETTING A HIGH MINIMUM TEMPERATURE RECORD. THE 21ST ALSO RECORDED A LOW OF 62 WHICH ALSO ESTABLISHED A HIGH MINIMUM TEMPERATURE RECORD.

...ROCKFORD... NOVEMBER 20, 1914: THIS WAS THE SECOND OF A TWO DAY STRETCH WHERE LOW TEMPERATURES FELL INTO THE SINGLE DIGITS. ON THIS DATE...THE LOW FELL TO 5 ABOVE WHICH NOT ONLY SET A LOW TEMPERATURE RECORD...BUT IS ALSO THE COLDEST TEMPERATURE RECORDED OVER THE MONTH.

 

NOVEMBER 21
...CHICAGO... NOVEMBER 21, 1994: A STRONG LOW PRESSURE SYSTEM BROUGHT WIDESPREAD STRONG WINDS TO NORTHEAST ILLINOIS DURING THE OVERNIGHT HOURS. THE STRONGEST WINDS OCCURRED BETWEEN 3 AND 4 AM WITH AN AREA OF SHOWERS AND A FEW EMBEDDED THUNDERSTORMS. A SHED WAS DAMAGED AND TREE LIMBS WERE DOWNED IN WILMINGTON WHILE MORE WIDESPREAD TREE DAMAGE WAS REPORTED IN SUBURBAN COOK COUNTY ALONG WITH POWER OUTAGES.

...ROCKFORD... NOVEMBER 21, 1913: WARM AIR MOVED OVER ROCKFORD WHICH SENT TEMPERATURES CLIMBING INTO THE 60S AND 70S FROM THE 19TH THROUGH THE 22ND. A HIGH OF 73 DEGREES WAS RECORDED ON THIS DATE...SETTING A HIGH TEMPERATURE RECORD. A TOTAL OF FOUR RECORDS WAS ESTABLISHED OVER THE FOUR DAYS...RESULTING IN NOVEMBER OF 1913 RANKING AS THE THIRD WARMEST NOVEMBER IN ROCKFORDS HISTORY.

 
 
NOVEMBER 22
...CHICAGO... NOVEMBER 22, 1880: WINTER CAME EARLY TO CHICAGO THIS MONTH AS THIS WAS ONE OF FOUR DAYS WHERE THE LOW FELL INTO THE SINGLE DIGITS. A LOW TEMPERATURE RECORD WAS ESTABLISHED ON THIS DATE WITH A READING OF 4 ABOVE. A TOTAL OF FOUR RECORDS WERE SET OVER THE COURSE OF THE MONTH HELPING NOVEMBER OF 1880 TO GO DOWN AS THE COLDEST NOVEMBER IN CHICAGOS HISTORY WITH AN AVERAGE TEMPERATURE OF 31.6 DEGREES.

...ROCKFORD... NOVEMBER 22, 1929: THE FIRST SUBZERO READING OCCURRED FOR THE SEASON AS THE LOW PLUMMETED TO 1 BELOW. THIS ENDED UP SETTING A LOW TEMPERATURE RECORD FOR THIS DATE. SIMILARLY THE HIGH ONLY REACHED 21 DEGREES WHICH ALSO ENDED UP SETTING A RECORD FOR THE LOWEST MAXIMUM TEMPERATURE FOR THE 22ND.

 
 
NOVEMBER 23
NOVEMBER 23, 1950: A THREE-DAY COLD SNAP MOVED INTO NORTHERN ILLINOIS STARTING ON THIS DATE. RECORD-SETTING MORNING LOW TEMPERATURES WERE SET IN BOTH ROCKFORD AND CHICAGO...WHERE THE MORNING TEMPERATURES WERE ZERO OR BELOW FOR ALL THREE DAYS. A TOTAL OF EIGHT TEMPERATURE RECORDS AT BOTH CHICAGO AND ROCKFORD WAS ESTABLISHED OVER THE COURSE OF THE THREE DAYS.
 

 
NOVEMBER 24
...CHICAGO... NOVEMBER 24, 1931: THE CITY OF CHICAGO HAD A MORNING LOW TEMPERATURE OF 30 DEGREES. THIS IS THE LATEST FIRST-FREEZE OF THE SEASON. NORMALLY CHICAGO SEES THE FIRST FREEZE ON OCTOBER 15TH.

...ROCKFORD... NOVEMBER 24, 1931: MORE RECORD SETTING TEMPERATURES WERE RECORDED DURING NOVEMBER 1931. A HIGH OF 65 DEGREES WAS RECORDED ON THE 23RD AND 24TH...LEADING TO NEW HIGH TEMPERATURE RECORDS ON BOTH DAYS. A TOTAL OF FIVE HIGH TEMPERATURE RECORDS WERE ESTABLISHED OVER THE MONTH RESULTING IN NOVEMBER OF 1931 GOING DOWN AS THE SECOND WARMEST NOVEMBER IN ROCKFORDS HISTORY WITH AN AVERAGE TEMPERATURE OF 46.3 DEGREES.
 

 
NOVEMBER 25
NOVEMBER 25, 1915: IT FELT MORE LIKE SPRING RATHER THAN LATE FALL AS HIGH TEMPERATURES CLIMBED INTO THE 60S AT BOTH CHICAGO AND ROCKFORD. WHILE THE HIGH OF 64 DEGREES AT ROCKFORD ENDED UP SETTING A HIGH TEMPERATURE RECORD THAT STILL STANDS TODAY...THE READING OF 63 DEGREES AT CHICAGO DID NOT BREAK THE OLD RECORD OF 65 DEGREES PREVIOUSLY SET BACK IN 1908. HOWEVER THE LOW AT CHICAGO ONLY FELL TO 49 DEGREES...WHICH SET A HIGH MINIMUM TEMPERATURE RECORD THAT STILL STANDS TODAY.
 
 

NOVEMBER 26
...CHICAGO... NOVEMBER 26, 1952: A WIND STORM HIT THE MIDWEST CAUSING AN ESTIMATED DAMAGE OF SEVERAL MILLION DOLLARS. A 60 MPH GUST WAS RECORDED IN CHICAGO. THIS WINDSTORM DAMAGED MANY TREES...ROOFS...SIGNS...BILLBOARDS...AND WINDOWS AND INJURED VARIOUS CITIZENS WHO WERE BLOWN FROM THEIR FEET OR HIT BY FLYING OBJECTS.

...ROCKFORD... NOVEMBER 26, 1977: ON THIS DATE...THE LOW TEMPERATURE PLUMMETED TO A FRIGID TEN BELOW. THIS NOT ONLY SET A LOW TEMPERATURE RECORD...BUT IS ALSO THE COLDEST TEMPERATURE EVER RECORDED DURING NOVEMBER IN ROCKFORDS HISTORY.
 

 
NOVEMBER 27
...CHICAGO... NOVEMBER 27, 1994: CHICAGOLAND RECEIVED A TRACE OF SNOWFALL FOR THE DAY...MAKING THIS THE LATEST DATE FOR THE FIRST SNOW OF THE SEASON FOR THE CITY. THE NORMAL FIRST SNOW OCCURS ON OCTOBER 30TH.

...ROCKFORD... NOVEMBER 27, 1930: IT WAS A COLD THANKSGIVING FOR ROCKFORD AS THE HIGH ONLY REACHED 17 DEGREES WHILE THE LOW FELL TO -1. BESIDES LOW MAXIMUM AND MINIMUM RECORDS BEING SET...THE -1 IS ALSO THE COLDEST TEMPERATURE EVER RECORDED ON THANKSGIVING.


NOVEMBER 28
....CHICAGO... NOVEMBER 28, 1975: THE CITY OF CHICAGO WAS DIGGING OUT OF SNOW THAT FELL OVER THE PAST THREE DAYS. CHICAGO RECEIVED A THREE-DAY SNOWFALL TOTAL OF 10 INCHES. THIS IS THE FOURTH SNOWIEST NOVEMBER IN CHICAGOS HISTORY AND IS 8.2 INCHES ABOVE THE MONTHLY NORMAL.

 

...ROCKFORD... NOVEMBER 28, 1947: THIS WAS THE SECOND OF THREE DAYS WHERE ROCKFORD RECEIVED A TOTAL OF FOUR INCHES OF SNOW. WHILE THIS WAS NOT A RECORD BREAKING EVENT IN ITSELF...THIS AIDED ROCKFORD IN SEEING A TOTAL OF 14.8 INCHES OVER THE MONTH...WHICH IS THE SNOWIEST NOVEMBER IN ROCKFORDS HISTORY.

 
 
NOVEMBER 29
...CHICAGO... NOVEMBER 29, 1966: HIGH WINDS STRUCK THE CHICAGO AREA PRODUCING EXTENSIVE DAMAGE. WINDS GUSTED TO 48 MPH AT MIDWAY AIRPORT AND 55 MPH ALONG THE LAKE FRONT. THE LAKE FRONT WAS THE HARDEST HIT WITH WAVES 13 FEET HIGH. LOW AREAS NEAR THE SHORE WERE INUNDATED AND PROPERTY DAMAGE WAS EXTENSIVE. A NEW LAKE FRONT HOUSE WAS DEMOLISHED AT LONG BEACH INDIANA.  

...ROCKFORD... NOVEMBER 29, 1976: NORTHERN ILLINOIS WAS WAKING UP TO AN UNUSUALLY COLD MORNING. IN ROCKFORD THE MORNING LOW BOTTOMED OUT AT 6 BELOW ZERO...NEARLY 30 DEGREES BELOW THE NORMAL LOW TEMPERATURE. NOT ONLY WAS A RECORD LOW TEMPERATURE SET...A RECORD LOW DAILY HIGH TEMPERATURE WAS SET WHEN IT ONLY REACHED 11 DEGREES THAT AFTERNOON...SOME 28 DEGREES BELOW NORMAL.

 
 
NOVEMBER 30
NOVEMBER 30, 1962: NOVEMBER ENDED ON A WARM NOTE AS HIGH TEMPERATURES CLIMBED INTO THE 60S AT BOTH CHICAGO AND ROCKFORD. ON THIS DATE...CHICAGO SAW A HIGH OF 66 DEGREES WHILE ROCKFORD RECORDED A HIGH OF 64 DEGREES. THIS LED TO BOTH STATIONS SETTING HIGH TEMPERATURE RECORDS.
 
 

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