New Year's Day Weather for Northern Illinois:   Statistics for Chicago and Rockford

 

Rockford: 
The following statistics comprises 105 years of data. Data collection for Rockford was at the Greater Rockford Airport.

 Graph of high temperatures in Rockford on New Years Day

Frequency distribution of high temperatures for Rockford. This dataset shows that the most frequent range of high temperatures on New Year’s Day is in the 30 to 39 degree range. The normal high temperature on New Year’s Day at Rockford is 30 degrees.  The highest temperature recorded on New Year’s Day is 49 degrees which was set in 1916. The coldest high temperature on New Year’s Day is 4 degrees which occurred in 1974. In 2013, the high temperature was 18 degrees.

Low Temperatures on New Years Day at Rockford

Frequency distribution of low temperatures for Rockford. This dataset shows that the most frequent range of low temperatures on New Year’s Day is in between 20 and 29 degrees. The normal low temperature on New Year’s Day in Rockford is 14 degrees. The lowest temperature recorded on New Year’s Day in Rockford is  -13 degrees which occurred in the 1924 and 1968. The highest low temperature for New Year’s Day was 40 degrees in 1950. In 2013, the low temperature was 5 degrees.

Precipitation on New Years Day at Rockford

Frequency distribution of precipitation for Rockford. This dataset shows that the most frequent amount of precipitation recorded on New Year’s Day is 0.00”, which accounts for 53% of the days in the dataset. The next most frequent ranges are the 0.02” to 0.25” group, as well as the Trace group. The highest amount of precipitation on New Year’s Day occurred in 1948 when 1.37” of precipitation fell. This is one of two instances where over an inch of rain fell on New Year’s Day. In 2013, no precipitation fell.

Snowfall on New Years Day at Rockford

Frequency distribution of snowfall for Rockford. This dataset shows that the most frequent amount of snowfall recorded on New Year’s Day is 0.0”, which accounts for 64% of the days in the dataset. The next most frequent range is a trace. The highest amount of snow that has fallen on New Year’s Day is 9.0” in 1942. In 2013, no snow fell.

 

ADDITIONAL NEW YEARS DAY CLIMATE DATA     ( * MEANS LAST OCCURRENCE)

MAX TEMP
WARMEST

MIN TEMP
WARMEST
PCPN
WETTEST
SNOW
MOST
65
1876
43
1897, 1950
1.33
1948
5.0
1918
57
1897
41
1892
1.25
1891
4.6
1978
55
1892
40
1876
0.94
1965
4.4
1948
54
1890, 1891
37
1916
0.70
1941
4.3
1985
52
1916
36
1886, 1891
1905, 1941
0.68
1916
3.1
1984
49
1921, 2004
35
1874, 1911
1930, 2000
0.61
1985
48
1886, 1905
1950, 2000
34
1965, 1972
0.57
1892
46
1930, 1934, 1941
33
1890, 1954
1955, 1997
0.48
1890
45
2006
32
* 1996
0.47
1918
44
1875, 1939
31
1976, 1992
0.44
1876
 
MAX TEMP
COLDEST
MIN TEMP
COLDEST
PCPN
DRIEST
SNOW
LEAST
5
1969
-10
1969
0.00
2013 * 
0.0
2013 * 
7
1928
-9
1968
T
2011 *
T
2012 * 
8
1974, 1988
-6
1887
0.01
1997 *
0.1
1967 * 
11
2010 
-5
1924 *
0.02
1995 * 
0.2
1995
12
1924
-3
1945 *
0.03
2006 * 
0.3
1959
13
1977
-2
1974
0.04
1971 * 
14
1920
-1
2010 * 
0.05
2008 * 
15
1968 * 
0
1978 * 
0.06
1911
16
1899 * 
1
1920
0.08
2012 * 
17
1957 * 
2
1935 * 
0.09
1921

ACS  12/27/2013


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