The Historic Meteorological Winter of 2013-14

 Winter 2013-2014 

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Seasonal Climate Summary

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 Cold

Chicago

The Top 5 Coldest Winters in Chicago

Rockford

The Top 5 Coldest Winters in Rockford

 

Snow

Chicago

The Top Snowiest Winters in Chicago

Rockford

The Top 10 Snowiest Winters in Rockford

Seasonal Climate Summary: Chicago | Rockford

 

PUBLIC INFORMATION STATEMENT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE CHICAGO/ROMEOVILLE IL
1113 AM CST SAT MAR 1 2014
...A LOOK BACK AT THE CLIMATE FOR METEOROLOGICAL WINTER 2013-2014
FOR CHICAGO AND ROCKFORD...
AT CHICAGO...THE AVERAGE HIGH TEMPERATURE FOR THE WINTER SEASON WAS
27.1 DEGREES WHICH IS 6.5 DEGREES BELOW THE 1981 TO 2010 AVERAGE.
THE AVERAGE LOW TEMPERATURE WAS 10.4 DEGREES WHICH IS 8.1 DEGREES
BELOW NORMAL. THE MEAN TEMPERATURE FOR THE SEASON WAS 18.8 DEGREES
WHICH IS 7.6 DEGREES BELOW NORMAL. THIS WAS THE 3RD COLDEST WINTER
ON RECORD IN CHICAGO. THE COLDEST WINTER ON RECORD...1903-04...
AVERAGED 18.3 DEGREES AND THE SECOND COLDEST WINTER ON
RECORD...1978-79...AVERAGED 18.4 DEGREES.
A TOTAL OF 7.24 INCHES OF PRECIPITATION WAS RECORDED DURING THIS
PAST WINTER...WHICH IS 1.47 INCHES ABOVE NORMAL. THERE WAS A
TOTAL OF 67.4 INCHES OF SNOW RECORDED AT OHARE WHICH IS 39.3 INCHES
ABOVE NORMAL...AND THE THIRD SNOWIEST WINTER ON RECORD IN CHICAGO.
80.6 INCHES OF SNOW FELL IN 1978-79...THE SNOWIEST WINTER ON
RECORD...AND 71.2 INCHES OF SNOW FELL IN 1977-78...THE SECOND
SNOWIEST WINTER ON RECORD.
NEW DAILY RECORDS ESTABLISHED DURING THE WINTER MONTHS:
* 8.7 INCHES OF SNOW ON JANUARY 5TH. PREVIOUS RECORD WAS 6.2 INCHES
  IN 2005.
* LOWEST MINIMUM TEMPERATURE OF -16 DEGREES ON JANUARY 6TH. PREVIOUS
  RECORD WAS -14 DEGREES IN 1988.
* LOWEST MAXIMUM TEMPERATURE OF -2 DEGREES ON JANUARY 6TH. PREVIOUS
  RECORD WAS -1 DEGREE IN 1912.
* 1.16 INCHES OF RAINFALL ON FEBRUARY 20TH. PREVIOUS RECORD WAS
  0.95 OF AN INCH IN 2011.
AT ROCKFORD...THE AVERAGE HIGH TEMPERATURE WAS 24.1 DEGREES WHICH IS
8.1 DEGREES BELOW NORMAL. THE AVERAGE LOW TEMPERATURE WAS 5.1
DEGREES WHICH IS 0.5 DEGREES BELOW NORMAL. THE MEAN TEMPERATURE FOR
THE SEASON WAS 14.6 DEGREES WHICH IS 9.6 DEGREES BELOW NORMAL. THIS
WAS THE THIRD COLDEST WINTER ON RECORD IN ROCKFORD. THE COLDEST
WINTER ON RECORD...1978-79...AVERAGED 14.1 DEGREES AND THE SECOND
COLDEST WINTER ON RECORD...1977-78...AVERAGED 14.5 DEGREES.


A TOTAL OF 5.43 INCHES OF PRECIPITATION WAS RECORDED DURING THIS
PAST WINTER...WHICH WAS 0.67 OF AN INCH ABOVE NORMAL. IN
ADDITION...A TOTAL OF 46.5 INCHES OF SNOW WAS RECORDED WHICH IS 17.3
INCHES ABOVE NORMAL. THIS WAS THE NINTH SNOWIEST WINTER ON RECORD IN
ROCKFORD. THE SNOWIEST WINTER WAS 2007-08 WITH 65.1 INCHES OF SNOW
RECORDED.
NEW DAILY RECORDS ESTABLISHED DURING THE WINTER MONTHS:
* 0.56 OF AN INCH OF RAINFALL ON DECEMBER 22ND. PREVIOUS RECORD WAS
  0.53 OF AN INCH IN 1979.
* 5 INCHES OF SNOW ON DECEMBER 22ND. PREVIOUS RECORD WAS 3.4 INCHES
  IN 2009.
* LOWEST MINIMUM TEMPERATURE OF -18 DEGREES ON JANUARY 4TH. PREVIOUS
  RECORD WAS -16 DEGREES IN 1979.
* LOWEST MINIMUM TEMPERATURE OF -21 DEGREES ON FEBRUARY 11TH.
  PREVIOUS RECORD WAS -12 DEGREES IN 1981. THIS TIED FOR THE 27TH
  COLDEST TEMPERATURE EVER OBSERVED IN ROCKFORD SINCE 1906 AND IT
  WAS THE COLDEST TEMPERATURE IN ROCKFORD SINCE -25 DEGREES ON
  JANUARY 16 2009.
* LOWEST MAXIMUM TEMPERATURE OF 15 DEGREES ON FEBRUARY 27TH.
  PREVIOUS RECORD WAS 18 DEGREES IN 1912. THIS WAS THE COLDEST HIGH
  TEMPERATURE IN THE LAST WEEK OF FEBRUARY OR LATER SINCE 11 DEGREES
  ON MARCH 9 2003.
$$
RC


Climate Maps

Temperature Departure Winter 2013-14

Snowfall % of Normal Winter 2013-14

Temperature Departure From Normal PWinter 2013-14

Percent of Normal Snowfall Winter 2013-14


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