Climate Statistics for the 2006-2007 Winter

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PUBLIC INFORMATION STATEMENT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE CHICAGO/ROMEOVILLE IL
330 PM CDT SUN MAR 11 2007

...A LOOK BACK AT THE CLIMATE FOR THE WINTER SEASON...

AT CHICAGO...THE AVERAGE HIGH TEMPERATURE WAS 32.9 DEGREES WHICH WAS
EXACTLY THE NORMAL.  THE AVERAGE LOW TEMPERATURE WAS 20.2 DEGREES
WHICH IS 2.2 DEGREES ABOVE NORMAL.  THE AVERAGE TEMPERATURE FOR THE
SEASON WAS 26.6 DEGREES WHICH IS 1.1 DEGREES ABOVE NORMAL.  6.51
INCHES OF PRECIPITATION FELL WHICH IS 0.70 INCHES ABOVE NORMAL.
29.6 INCHES OF SNOW FELL WHICH IS 1.5 INCHES ABOVE NORMAL.

THREE RECORDS WERE SET DURING THE WINTER SEASON.  THE FIRST WAS ON
DECEMBER 1ST WHEN 1.23 INCHES OF PRECIPITATION FELL.  THE SECOND
RECORD WAS ON DECEMBER 3RD WHEN A LOWEST MAXIMUM RECORD OF 15 WAS
SET.  THE THIRD RECORD WAS SET ON DECEMBER 22ND WHEN 0.90 INCHES OF
PRECIPITATION FELL.  NO MONTHLY OR SEASONAL RECORDS WERE BROKEN OVER
THE WINTER SEASON AT CHICAGO.

AT ROCKFORD...THE AVERAGE HIGH TEMPERATURE WAS 32.0 DEGREES WHICH
WAS 1.0 DEGREES ABOVE NORMAL.  THE AVERAGE LOW TEMPERATURE WAS 16.7
DEGREES WHICH IS 1.5 DEGREES ABOVE NORMAL.  THE AVERAGE TEMPERATURE
FOR THE SEASON WAS 23.1 DEGREES WHICH IS 1.2 DEGREES ABOVE NORMAL.
4.76 INCHES OF PRECIPITATION FELL WHICH IS 0.05 INCHES BELOW
NORMAL.  33.2 INCHES OF SNOW FELL WHICH IS 4.2 INCHES ABOVE NORMAL.

FOUR RECORDS WERE SET DURING THE WINTER SEASON...ALL IN DECEMBER.
THE FIRST OCCURRED ON DECEMBER 1ST WHEN 10.7 INCHES OF SNOW FELL.
THIS RANKED AS THE HIGHEST DECEMBER ONE DAY SNOWFALL IN ROCKFORDS
HISTORY.  THE SECOND RECORD WAS SET ON DECEMBER 21ST WHEN 0.60
INCHES OF PRECIPITATION FELL.  THE THIRD RECORD WAS A RECORD HIGH
MINIMUM OF 39 DEGREES WAS SET ON DECEMBER 29TH.  THE LAST RECORD WAS
A HIGH MINIMUM RECORD OF 35 DEGREES SET ON DECEMBER 30TH.  NO
MONTHLY OR SEASONAL RECORDS WERE BROKEN OVER THE WINTER SEASON AT
ROCKFORD.

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HALBACH


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