Rockford Finally Reaches 90 Degrees

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PUBLIC INFORMATION STATEMENT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE CHICAGO IL
510 PM CDT MON SEP 1 2008

...ROCKFORD FINALLY HITS 90 DEGREES...

AFTER MAKING IT THROUGH THE MONTHS OF JUNE...JULY...AND AUGUST
WITHOUT REACHING THE 90 DEGREE MARK...THE MERCURY AT ROCKFORD
FINALLY OFFICIALLY ECLIPSED 90 DEGREES AT 339 PM THIS AFTERNOON.
THIS NOT ONLY MARKS THE FIRST TIME ON RECORD THAT ROCKFORD HAS
FAILED TO REACH 90 DEGREES DURING METEOROLOGICAL SUMMER (JUNE-
AUGUST)...BUT THIS OBVIOUSLY WILL ALSO GO DOWN AS THE LATEST FIRST
90 DEGREE TEMPERATURE IN THE YEAR.

PRIOR TO TODAY...THE LAST TIME THE HIGH TEMPERATURE REACHED 90 IN
ROCKFORD WAS BACK ON SEPTEMBER 24TH OF LAST YEAR. THAT ADDS UP TO
342 CONSECUTIVE DAYS WITHOUT A 90 DEGREE TEMPERATURE. THIS RANKS
AS THE 4TH LONGEST STREAK ON RECORD OF SUB-NINETY DEGREE DAYS.
HERE IS A RANKING OF THE TOP 5 LONGEST STRETCHES OF SUB-NINETY
DEGREE TEMPERATURES...

RANK   NUMBER OF DAYS    LAST 90F DEGREE DAY    FIRST 90F DEGREE DAY
   1                  363                           90 - JUN  8 2004                  94 - JUN  7 2005
   2                  357                           95 - JUL 12 1981                 91 - JUL  5 1982
   3                  347                           91 - JUL  5 1994                  90 - JUN 18 1995
   4                  345                           91 - SEP  4 1999                  91 - AUG 15 2000
   5                  342                           92 - SEP 24 2007                90 - SEP  1 2008

RECORDS IN ROCKFORD DATE BACK TO 1893.

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