Highest Snowfall Season to Date For Rockford

PUBLIC INFORMATION STATEMENT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE CHICAGO/ROMEOVILLE IL
650 PM CST SUN FEB 10 2008

...HOW DOES THIS SNOWFALL SEASON RANK TO DATE IN ROCKFORD...

GREATEST SNOWFALL SEASON TOTALS UP TO FEBRUARY 10TH IN ROCKFORDS
HISTORY

1.  2007-08     58.0
2.  1978-79     56.9
3.  1909-10     46.4
4.  1917-18     45.8
5.  1942-43     45.0
6.  1977-78     44.6
7.  1951-52     42.9
8.  1973-74     39.6
9.  1958-59     39.5
10. 1959-60     37.4

THE 2007-08 SNOWFALL SEASON TO DATE RANKS AS THE SNOWIEST OVERALL IN
ROCKFORDS HISTORY DATING BACK TO 1906.

THE HIGHEST AMOUNT OF SNOW TO FALL FROM FEBRUARY 10TH THROUGH THE
END OF THE SNOW SEASON WAS IN THE 1911-12 SEASON WHEN 34.9 INCHES OF
SNOW FELL.  THE 1911-12 SEASON ENDED UP BEING THE 5TH SNOWIEST ON
RECORD WITH A TOTAL OF 55.9 INCHES OF SNOW FALLING.

HERE IS HOW THESE SEASONS ENDED UP AFTER THE ENTIRE SNOWFALL SEASON
(JULY 1 THRU JUNE 30) ENDED.

      SEASON END TOTAL      ADDITIONAL SNOWFALL
       (OVERALL RANK)       RECEIVED AFTER THE 10TH

    1978-79     74.5 (1)         17.6
    1909-10     53.3 (10)         6.9
    1917-18     52.1 (11)         6.3
    1942-43     61.0 (2)         16.0
    1977-78     51.7 (12)         7.1
    1951-52     54.7 (8)         11.8
    1973-74     49.6 (16)        10.0
    1958-59     54.9 (7)         15.4
    1959-60     55.2 (6)         17.8

WITH 58.0 INCHES OF SNOW ALREADY IN THE RECORD BOOKS...THIS ALREADY
RANKS AS THE 4TH SNOWIEST SEASON ON RECORD.  MONDAY NIGHT INTO
TUESDAYS SNOW WILL LIKELY PUSH THE TOTAL INTO THE THIRD AND POSSIBLY
SECOND HIGHEST TOTAL ON RECORD.

HERE IS A LOOK AT THE 10 GREATEST SNOW SEASONS IN ROCKFORDS HISTORY.

ROCKFORDS TEN GREATEST SNOWFALL-SEASONAL TOTALS

1.  1978-79     74.5
2.  1942-43     61.0
3.  1974-75     58.2
4.  2007-08     58.0*
5.  1925-26     56.7
6.  1911-12     55.9
7.  1959-60     55.2
8.  1958-59     54.9
9.  1951-52     54.7
10. 1935-36     53.8

*IN PROGRESS


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