Seasonal Snowfall Rankings for Chicago and Rockford

...SNOWY WINTER FOR THE AREA...

WHILE THIS WINTER HAS NOT BEEN CHARACTERIZED BY MANY VERY HEAVY
SNOWFALLS...THE SEASONAL SNOWFALL TOTALS (JULY 1ST TO FEBRUARY 27TH)
FOR CHICAGO AND ROCKFORD ARE BOTH IN THE TOP 10 SINCE OFFICIAL
SNOWFALL RECORDS HAVE BEEN KEPT (SINCE 1884 FOR CHICAGO AND 1906 FOR
ROCKFORD).

FOR CHICAGO...THE SEASONAL SNOWFALL TOTAL (JULY 1ST-FEBRUARY 27TH)
IS 52.4 INCHES. THIS RANKS 7TH FOR THE CHICAGO CLIMATE RECORD AND
IS THE SNOWIEST SEASONAL SNOWFALL TOTAL THROUGH FEBRUARY 27TH
SINCE THE 1978-79 WINTER SEASON.


RANK    SEASON      TOTAL SNOWFALL (JULY 1ST-FEBRUARY 27TH)

1              1978-79     87.7
2              1977-78     77.5
3              1966-67     59.6
4              1917-18     59.3
5               1951-52     56.6
6               1973-74     54.2
7               2009-10     52.4
8               1961-62     51.4
9               2007-08     50.9
10             1907-08     48.8



FOR ROCKFORD...THE SEASONAL SNOWFALL TOTAL (JULY 1ST-FEBRUARY 27TH)
IS 49.4 INCHES. THIS RANKS 6TH FOR THE ROCKFORD CLIMATE RECORD...YET
RANKS BEHIND THE SEASONAL SNOWFALL TOTALS FOR THE PAST TWO SEASONS
OF 2007-08 AND 2008-09.


RANK    SEASON      TOTAL SNOWFALL (JULY 1ST-FEBRUARY 27TH)

1              1978-79     67.5
2              2007-08     64.4
3              2008-09     54.5
4              1909-10     50.3
5              1993-94     49.6
6              2009-10     49.4
7              1977-78     47.3
                1973-74
                1917-18
10            1942-43     46.0


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