More Interesting Stats On Dismal Winter

PUBLIC INFORMATION STATEMENT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE CHICAGO IL
1206 PM CST SAT FEB 27 2010 /106 PM EST SAT FEB 27 2010/

...MORE ON THE DISMAL 2009-2010 METEOROLOGICAL WINTER...

TODAY IS GOING TO MARK THE 88TH CONSECUTIVE DAY AT CHICAGO WITH HIGH
TEMPERATURES NOT REACHING THE 50 DEGREE MARK. IT LOOKS LIKE WE WILL
TACK AT LEAST ANOTHER 5 DAYS ONTO THAT STREAK (AND VERY LIKELY MORE
THAN THAT) WHICH WILL PUSH THIS STRETCH OF COLD WEATHER WELL UP INTO
THE TOP TEN LONGEST STRETCHES OF SUB-50 DEGREE WEATHER EVER IN
CHICAGO HISTORY! HERE IS THE CURRENT TOP TEN LONGEST STRETCHES OF
SUB-50 DEGREE DAYS IN CHICAGO...

RANK    # DAYS      END DATE
1               115          03/12/1979
2               106          03/08/1899
3               101          02/23/1945
4               100          03/08/1920
5                 96          03/12/1875
6                 94          03/11/1982
7                 92          02/07/2001
                   92          03/19/1978
                   92          03/09/1893
10              91          02/18/1955

NOT TO BE OUT DONE...ROCKFORD IS CURRENTLY IN THE MIDST OF ONE OF
THEIR LONGEST STRETCHES OF SUB-45 DEGREE HIGH TEMPERATURES EVER! IN
FACT...TODAY WILL MARK THE 88TH CONSECUTIVE DAY WITH HIGH
TEMPERATURES COLDER THAN 45 DEGREE...MAKING IT THE 5TH LONGEST
STRETCH ON RECORD OF SUCH CHILLY WEATHER. HERE ARE THE TOP 10
LONGEST STRETCHES OF SUB-45 DEGREE DAYS IN ROCKFORD...

RANK    # DAYS      END DATE
1               114         03/12/1979
2                 94         02/23/1951
3                 93         03/15/1969
4                 92         03/19/1978
5                 88         02/27/2010*
6                 82         02/18/1955
                   82         03/16/1940
8                81          02/21/1970
9                77          02/11/1984
10             76          02/08/2001
                  76          02/10/1977

* = STREAK IS STILL ACTIVE

EVEN THOUGH THE CURRENT FORECAST DOESNT CALL FOR A BREAK IN THE
UNUSUALLY COOL WEATHER...IT IS BOUND TO END THIS MONTH. THERE HAVE
ONLY BEEN 11 YEARS IN CHICAGO WHERE THE FIRST 50 DEGREE TEMPERATURE
OF THE YEAR WASNT REACHED BY MARCH 10TH. THE LATEST FIRST 50 DEGREE
TEMPERATURE EVER IN CHICAGO WAS MARCH 27 BACK IN 1962.

FOR ROCKFORD...IT LOOKS QUITE LIKELY THAT HIGH TEMPERATURES WONT
CRACK THE 45 DEGREE MARK THROUGH AT LEAST MARCH 4TH...WHICH WOULD
MAKE THIS YEAR TIED FOR THE 9TH LATEST INTO THE YEAR FOR THE FIRST
45 DEGREE HIGH TEMPERATURE. HERE ARE THE TOP TEN LATEST FIRST DATES
FOR 45 DEGREES IN ROCKFORD...

RANK     DATE
1         03/20/1912
           03/20/1978
3         03/18/1979
4         03/17/1940
5         03/16/1963
           03/16/1969
7        03/09/1920
8        03/06/1929
9        03/04/1910
10      03/01/1935

ALSO OF NOTE THIS WINTER WAS THE LARGE NUMBER OF DAYS WITH SNOW ON
THE GROUND. IT IS SAFE TO ASSUME THERE WILL BE AT LEAST AN INCH OF
SNOW ON THE GROUND OFFICIALLY THROUGH FEBRUARY 28TH...WHICH WILL
LEAVE THE METEOROLOGICAL WINTER OF 2009-2010 (DEC-FEB) WITH 70 DAYS
OF AT LEAST 1 INCH OF SNOW ON THE GROUND IN CHICAGO. THIS TIES FOR
THE 4TH GREATEST NUMBER OF WINTER DAYS WITH AT LEAST 1 INCH OF SNOW
ON THE GROUND IN CHICAGO. HERE ARE THE TOP 5 GREATEST NUMBER OF
WINTER DAYS WITH AT LEAST 1 INCH OF SNOW ON THE GROUND IN CHICAGO...

RANK    # DAYS     YEAR
1                90        1978-79
2                81        1909-10
3                72        1977-78
4                70        2009-10
                  70        1961-62

IN ROCKFORD...METEOROLOGICAL WINTER 2009-2010 WILL WRAP UP WITH 75
DAYS WITH AT LEAST 1 INCH OF SNOW ON THE GROUND. THIS TIES FOR 5TH
PLACE FOR THE GREATEST NUMBER OF DAYS IN A WINTER WITH AT LEAST AN
INCH OF SNOW ON THE IN ROCKFORD. HERE ARE THE TOP 5 GREATEST NUMBER
OF WINTER DAYS WITH AT LEAST 1 INCH OF SNOW ON THE GROUND IN
ROCKFORD...

RANK    # DAYS     YEAR
1                 90       1978-79
2                 88       1977-78
3                 81       1961-62
4                 80       1985-86
5                 75       2009-10
                   75       2000-01

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IZZI



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