Earliest Measurable Snowfall in Chicago and DeKalb’s History

PUBLIC INFORMATION STATEMENT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE CHICAGO/ROMEOVILLE IL
1030 AM CDT THU OCT 12 2006

...EARLY SNOWFALL HISTORY IN ROCKFORD AND CHICAGO AND DEKALB...

0.3 INCHES OF SNOW HAS FALLEN AT CHICAGO O`HARE THIS
MORNING...BREAKING THE RECORD OF THE EARLIEST MEASURABLE SNOWFALL IN
CHICAGO`S HISTORY DATING BACK TO 1871.  THE PREVIOUS RECORD WAS
OCTOBER 18TH IN 1972 AND 1989 WHEN 0.2 AND 0.7 INCHES FELL.

ALSO...0.5 INCHES OF SNOW FELL IN DEKALB WHICH...DATING BACK TO
1895...IS THE RECORD FOR THE EARLIEST MEASURABLE SNOWFALL IN ITS
HISTORY.

TODAY IS THE RECORD FOR THE EARLIEST MEASURABLE SNOWFALL FOR
ROCKFORD AND SO FAR HAS ONLY RECORDED A TRACE SO FAR TODAY AT THE
AIRPORT.  IF ANY ACCUMULATIONS OCCUR...IT WILL TIE THE RECORD FOR
EARLIEST MEASURABLE SNOW ACCUMULATION.

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HALBACH



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