How Does This Seasons Snow Pile Up?

PUBLIC INFORMATION STATEMENT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE CHICAGO IL
947 PM CST TUE JAN 13 2009

...SNOWFALL STATISTICS AS OF JANUARY 12 2009...

IT IS INTERESTING TO KNOW THAT BOTH CHICAGO AND ROCKFORD ARE
HAVING A MUCH ABOVE NORMAL YEAR WITH REGARD TO SEASONAL SNOWFALL.
BUT TO DATE...WHERE DO THEY COMPARE WITH THREE OF THE GREATEST
SNOWFALL SEASONAL TOTALS?

CHICAGO`S THREE GREATEST SNOWFALL SEASONAL TOTALS
1978-79 89.7 INCHES
1977-78 82.3 INCHES
1969-70 77.0 INCHES

AS OF OF JANUARY 12 2009 CHICAGO HAS HAD 38.2 INCHES...HOW DOES
THIS COMPARE TO WHERE OUR SNOWIEST WINTERS WERE AT THIS POINT?

1978-79 41.6 INCHES...3.4 INCHES BELOW
1977-78 32.5 INCHES...5.7 INCHES ABOVE
1969-70 26.1 INCHES...12.1 INCHES ABOVE

ROCKFORD`S THREE GREATEST SNOWFALL SEASONAL TOTALS
1978-79  74.5 INCHES
2007-08  72.9 INCHES
1942-43  61.0 INCHES

AS OF OF JANUARY 12 2009 ROCKFORD HAS HAD 43.3 INCHES...HOW DOES
THIS COMPARE TO WHERE OUR SNOWIEST WINTERS WERE AT THIS POINT?

1978-79  33.2 INCHES...10.1 INCHES ABOVE
2007-08  24.5 INCHES...18.8 INCHES ABOVE
1942-43  15.5 INCHES...27.8 INCHES ABOVE

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RODRIGUEZ



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