One of the Coldest, Snowiest Starts to Winter on Record...UPDATED!

 

Northern Illinois experienced one of the coldest and snowiest Decembers on record, and is off to one of the coldest and snowiest starts to the winter season on record.

Rockford (official temperature and snowfall climate record 1906-2008)
Snowiest Starts To Season (July - December)
  1    34.1  2008 
2 33.1 1951 3 30.6 1977 4 30.0 1893
5 29.8 2000
6 29.7 1978 7 27.9 1909 8 22.8 1950 9 22.7 2007 10 22.5 1895 Coldest Decembers
  1    12.5  2000
  2    12.7  1983
  3    13.1  1963
  4    14.2  1989
  5    14.6  1985
  6    14.9  1976
  7    17.1  1909
  8    18.0  1950
  9    18.1  1924
 10    18.7  1958
 11    19.5  2008







Snowiest Decembers

1 29.4 2000
2 28.9 2008 3 26.5 1909 4 25.1 1978 5 23.3 1977 6 21.7 2007 7 20.0 1973 8 18.4 1951 9 18.3 1983 10 17.8 1950 11 17.5 1893 12 16.0 1969



Chicago (official temperature climate record 1871-2008, snowfall record 1884-2008)
Snowiest Starts To Season (July - December)
  1    46.3  1951
  2    38.5  1978
  3    34.1  1950
  4    31.0  2000
  5    27.4  1934
  6    26.0  1973
  7    25.5  1977
  8    24.0  1969
  9    22.5  2008
1975 Coldest Decembers

1 14.3 1983 2 16.0 2000 3 17.0 1985 4 17.4 1989 5 17.9 1963 6 18.4 1872 7 19.4 1876 8 19.6 1903 9 19.6 1950 10 20.0 1976
..... 17 22.9 2008
Snowiest Decembers 


1 33.3 1951 2 31.4 1978 3 30.9 2000 4 27.4 1934 5 27.1 1950 6 26.0 1973 7 21.9 2008 8 20.2 1969
1929 10 19.2 1977
 

 



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