February 2010 climate data for OHare and Rockford

PUBLIC INFORMATION STATEMENT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE CHICAGO/ROMEOVILLE IL
840 AM CDT MON MAR 1 2009

...A LOOK BACK AT THE CLIMATE FOR THE MONTH OF FEBRUARY 2010 FOR
CHICAGO AND ROCKFORD...

AT CHICAGO...THE AVERAGE HIGH TEMPERATURE WAS 32.2 DEGREES WHICH IS
2.5 DEGREES BELOW NORMAL.  THE AVERAGE LOW TEMPERATURE WAS 21.1
DEGREES WHICH IS 1.9 DEGREES ABOVE NORMAL.  THE AVERAGE TEMPERATURE
FOR THE MONTH WAS 26.7 DEGREES WHICH IS 0.3 DEGREES BELOW NORMAL.
1.64 INCHES OF PRECIPITATION WAS RECORDED WHICH IS 0.01 INCHES ABOVE
NORMAL. 22.5 INCHES OF SNOW WAS RECORDED WHICH IS 14.2 INCHES ABOVE
NORMAL.

THE OFFICIAL SNOWFALL TOTAL FOR CHICAGO FOR FEBRUARY 9 2010 WAS 12.6
INCHES...SHATTERING THE PREVIOUS DAILY SNOWFALL RECORD 8.9 INCHES
FOR FEBRUARY 9 SET BACK IN 1885. NOT ONLY DID THIS SET A NEW DAILY
RECORD BUT THIS ALSO ESTABLISHES A RECORD DAILY RECORD SNOWFALL FOR
THE MONTH OF FEBRUARY! THE PREVIOUS RECORD DAILY SNOWFALL FOR
FEBRUARY IN CHICAGO WAS 11.5 INCHES SET ON FEBRUARY 18 1908.

AT ROCKFORD...THE AVERAGE HIGH TEMPERATURE WAS 30.8 DEGREES WHICH
IS 2.2 DEGREES BELOW NORMAL.  THE AVERAGE LOW TEMPERATURE WAS 17.6
DEGREES WHICH IS 1.3 DEGREES ABOVE NORMAL.  THE AVERAGE TEMPERATURE
FOR THE MONTH WAS 24.2 DEGREES WHICH IS 0.5 DEGREES BELOW NORMAL.
0.66 INCHES OF PRECIPITATION WAS RECORDED WHICH IS 0.68 INCHES BELOW
NORMAL. 16.6 INCHES OF SNOW WAS RECORDED WHICH IS 8.7 INCHES ABOVE
NORMAL.

NO RECORDS WERE TIED OR SET DURING THE MONTH OF MAY AT ROCKFORD.

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