Cold and Snowy Winter Continues

PUBLIC INFORMATION STATEMENT  
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE CHICAGO IL  
631 PM CST FRI JAN 23 2009  
   
...ONE OF THE COLDEST AND SNOWIEST STARTS TO METEOROLOGICAL WINTER  
ON RECORD...  
 
IF IT FEELS LIKE THIS WINTER HAS BEEN BRUTAL SO FAR...STATISTICS  
ACTUALLY BACK UP HOW ITS FELT! BOTH ROCKFORD AND CHICAGO HAVE HAD ONE  
OF THE SNOWIEST STARTS IN WINTER EVER AND BOTH SITES ALSO HAVE HAD  
ONE OF THE TOP 15 COLDEST STARTS TO WINTER!  
 
HERE ARE THE STATS FOR THE COLDEST AND SNOWIEST WINTER FOR THE PERIOD  
FROM DEC 1ST THROUGH JAN 22ND...  
 
FOR CHICAGO...  
 
RANK   AVG     YEAR  
       TEMP   
 
  1    14.2    1984  
  2    15.5    1977  
  3    17.2    1893  
  4    18.2    1918  
  5    19.1    1979  
  6    19.1    1877  
  7    19.2    1982  
  8    19.2    2001  
  9    19.9    1920  
 10    20.0    1873  
 11    20.1    1887  
 12    20.2    1879  
 13    20.3    2009  
 14    20.3    1986  
 15    20.6    1904  
 
RANK   SNOWFALL    YEAR  
  1      59.2      1979  
  2      41.0      2009  
  3      40.5      1952  
  4      39.7      1918  
  5      38.5      1978  
  6      35.8      1962  
  7      35.7      1974  
  8      34.2      1886  
  9      33.1      1970  
 10      33.0      1930  
 
FOR ROCKFORD...  
 
RANK   AVG     YEAR  
       TEMP      
 
  1    10.5    1977  
  2    12.9    1984  
  3    14.6    1979  
  4    15.7    2001  
  5    16.4    1959  
  6    16.6    1982  
  7    16.7    1978  
  8    16.9    1910  
  9    16.9    1970  
 10    17.5    2009  
 11    17.6    1912  
 12    17.9    1986  
 13    18.6    1962  
 14    18.7    1964  
 15    18.8    1963  
 
RANK   SNOWFALL    YEAR  
 
  1      45.4      1979  
  2      43.4      1910  
  3      40.8      2009  
  4      34.0      1943  
  5      34.0      1918   
  6      33.5      2008  
  7      31.0      1974  
  8      30.4      1978  
  9      29.4      2001  
 10      29.0      1898  



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