Both Chicago and Rockford Will Likely Finish in the Top 3 Coldest Winters on Record...UPDATED 2/27

BOTH CHICAGO AND ROCKFORD WILL LIKELY FINISH IN THE TOP 3 COLDEST WINTERS ON RECORD!
CHICAGO -------  THROUGH FEBRUARY 26TH...THE AVERAGE TEMPERATURE FOR METEOROLOGICAL WINTER (DEC 1-FEB 28) AT CHICAGO-O`HARE IS 18.9 DEGREES.     TOP 5 COLDEST    ------------ 1) 18.3 1903/04 2) 18.4 1978/79 3) 18.9 2013/14* 4) 19.0 1892/93         1976/77 

 

*THROUGH FEB 26
ROCKFORD -------- THROUGH FEBRUARY 26TH...THE AVERAGE TEMPERATURE FOR METEOROLOGICAL WINTER (DEC 1-FEB 28) AT ROCKFORD IS 14.8 DEGREES. TOP 5 COLDEST ------------ 1) 14.1 1978/79 2) 14.5 1977/78 3) 14.7 1976/77 4) 14.8 2013/14* 5) 15.7 1935-36 *THROUGH FEB 26 MORE FROZEN STATS ----------------- THE FORECAST HIGH TEMPERATURE TODAY IS IN THE SINGLE DIGITS ABOVE ZERO FOR BOTH CHICAGO AND ROCKFORD. IF THIS OCCURS...THIS WOULD ONLY BE THE 6TH TIME ON RECORD WITH A HIGH TEMPERATURE LESS THAN 10 DEGREES IN CHICAGO DURING OR AFTER THE LAST WEEK OF FEBRUARY. FOR ROCKFORD...IT WOULD ONLY BE THE 3RD TIME SINCE 1905 WITH A HIGH TEMPERATURE LESS THAN 10 DEGREES DURING OR AFTER THE LAST WEEK OF FEBRUARY. CHICAGO HIGHS LESS THAN 10 DEG 2/22 OR LATER -------------------------------------------- -2.0 ON 2/23/1889 7.0 ON 2/23/1910 8.0 ON 3/3/1873, 2/24/1889, 2/22/1901 ROCKFORD HIGHS LESS THAN 10 DEG 2/22 OR LATER --------------------------------------------- 1.0 ON 2/24/1910 AND 2/24/1967 RC


 



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