Subzero Lows This Season Already in Top 10 in Chicago and Rockford

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PUBLIC INFORMATION STATEMENT...UPDATED NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE CHICAGO IL 1005 PM CST FRI FEB 7 2014 /1105 PM EST FRI FEB 7 2014/  THE INCREDIBLE FREQUENCY OF ARCTIC AIR MASSES THIS WINTER...COMBINED WITH PERSISTENT SNOW COVER HAS RESULTED IN AN IMPRESSIVE NUMBER OF SUBZERO LOWS...ALREADY IN THE TOP 10 AT BOTH CHICAGO AND ROCKFORD. IN FACT...CHICAGO IS WITHIN STRIKING DISTANCE OF THE ALL TIME RECORD FOR NUMBER OF SUBZERO LOWS IN A SEASON. SUBZERO LOWS IN NOVEMBER AND MARCH WERE INCLUDED IN THESE STATISTICS.  CHICAGO *2014 DATA THROUGH 2/7* -------     SEASON   NUMBER OF SUBZERO LOWS    -------- ----------------------- 1) 1884-85           25 2) 1935-36           24    1962-63           24 4) 1981-82           22 5) 1874-75           21    1887-88           21    1978-79           21 8) 1872-73           19   *2013-14           19  THE LONG TERM AVERAGE SINCE 1872 FOR SUBZERO LOWS PER SEASON IN CHICAGO IS 7.  NOTE: BASED ON THE CURRENT FORECAST...A SUBZERO LOWS APPEARS LIKELY ON 2/11...AND SUBZERO LOWS ARE POSSIBLE ON 2/10 AND 2/12.   ROCKFORD *2014 DATA THROUGH 2/7* --------     SEASON   NUMBER OF SUBZERO LOWS    -------- ----------------------- 1) 1976-77           41    1977-78           41 3) 1962-63           35 4) 1935-36           34 5) 1911-12           32    1976-79           32 7) 1916-17           28 8) 1928-29           27    1981-82           27   *2013-14           27  THE LONG TERM AVERAGE SINCE 1905 FOR SUBZERO LOWS PER SEASON IN ROCKFORD IS 13.  NOTE: BASED ON THE CURRENT FORECAST...SUBZERO LOWS ARE LIKELY ON 2/10 AND 2/11...THEN POSSIBLE ON 2/12.  $$  RC

 
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