Climate Data for the Month of January 2014 for Chicago and Rockford

PUBLIC INFORMATION STATEMENT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE CHICAGO/ROMEOVILLE IL
900 AM CST SAT FEB 1 2014

...A LOOK BACK AT THE CLIMATE FOR THE MONTH OF JANUARY 2014 FOR
CHICAGO AND ROCKFORD...

FOR CHICAGO...THE AVERAGE HIGH TEMPERATURE WAS 24.6 DEGREES WHICH IS
6.4 DEGREES BELOW NORMAL. THE AVERAGE LOW TEMPERATURE WAS 6.7
DEGREES WHICH IS 9.8 DEGREES BELOW NORMAL. THE AVERAGE TEMPERATURE
FOR THE MONTH WAS 15.7 DEGREES WHICH IS 8.1 DEGREES BELOW NORMAL.
2.82 INCHES OF PRECIPITATION WAS RECORDED DURING THE MONTH
WHICH IS 1.09 INCHES ABOVE NORMAL. 33.7 INCHES OF SNOW WAS RECORDED
WHICH IS 22.9 INCHES ABOVE NORMAL.

RECORDS ESTABLISHED DURING THE MONTH:
* RECORD DAILY SNOWFALL ON JANUARY 5TH OF 8.7 INCHES. PREVIOUS
  RECORD WAS 6.2 INCHES IN 2005.
* RECORD DAILY LOWEST MAXIMUM TEMPERATURE ON JANUARY 6TH OF -2
  DEGREES. PREVIOUS RECORD WAS -1 DEGREES IN 1912.
* RECORD DAILY LOWEST MINIMUM TEMPERATURES ON JANUARY 6TH OF -16
  DEGREES. PREVIOUS RECORD WAS -14 DEGREES IN 1988.
* 3RD SNOWIEST JANUARY ON RECORD SINCE 1884 WITH 33.7 INCHES.
* 10TH COLDEST JANUARY ON RECORD SINCE 1872.

FOR ROCKFORD...THE AVERAGE HIGH TEMPERATURE WAS 21.9 DEGREES WHICH
IS 7.6 DEGREES BELOW NORMAL. THE AVERAGE LOW TEMPERATURE WAS 2.1
DEGREES WHICH IS 11.4 DEGREES BELOW NORMAL. THE AVERAGE
TEMPERATURE FOR THE MONTH WAS 12.0 DEGREES WHICH IS 9.5 DEGREES
BELOW NORMAL. 1.98 INCHES OF PRECIPITATION WAS RECORDED WHICH IS
0.61 INCHES ABOVE NORMAL. 15.3 INCHES OF SNOW WAS RECORDED WHICH IS
5.1 INCHES ABOVE NORMAL.

RECORDS ESTABLISHED DURING THE MONTH:
* RECORD DAILY LOWEST MINIMUM TEMPERATURE ON JANUARY 3RD OF -18
  DEGREES. PREVIOUS RECORD WAS -16 DEGREES IN 1979.
* 14TH SNOWIEST JANUARY ON RECORD SINCE 1905.
* 8TH COLDEST JANUARY ON RECORD SINCE 1905.

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ACS

January also finished as the third snowiest month on record in Chicago:

RANK    AMOUNT    MONTH AND YEAR
--------------------------------
1)       42.5"    JANUARY 1918
2)       40.4"    JANUARY 1979
3)       33.7"    JANUARY 2014
4)       33.3"    DECEMBER 1951
5)       32.3"    JANUARY 1978



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