Late Season Warmth Stats

PUBLIC INFORMATION STATEMENT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE CHICAGO IL
1042 PM CDT SAT OCT 9 2010 /1142 PM EDT SAT OCT 9 2010/

...A COUPLE OF WARM WEATHER STATISTICS...

THE HIGH TEMPERATURE TODAY IN ROCKFORD REACHED 90 DEGREES...WHICH
NOT ONLY SHATTERED THE PREVIOUS DAILY RECORD HIGH WHICH WAS 84
BUT IT ALSO ESTABLISHED A NEW RECORD LATEST 90 DEGREE TEMPERATURE
EVER! IN FACT...THIS IS ONLY THE 4TH OCTOBER ON RECORD IN
ROCKFORD THAT HAS SEEN A HIGH TEMPERATURE OF 90 DEGREES. PREVIOUS
OCTOBERS THAT HAVE SEEN 90 DEGREE TEMPERATURES IN ROCKFORD WERE
1922 (4)...1963 (1)...1971 (1)...AND 1997 (1).

IN CHICAGO...THE MERCURY "ONLY" REACHED 86 DEGREES TODAY WHICH
TIED THE PREVIOUS RECORD HIGH FOR THE DATE. THE LAST TIME THE
TEMPERATURE GOT THIS WARM THIS LATE IN THE SEASON IN CHICAGO WAS
35 YEARS AGO BACK IN 1975 WHEN THE HIGH TEMPERATURE REACHED 89
DEGREES ON OCTOBER 14TH.

IN FACT...GOING BACK 121 YEARS THIS IS ONLY THE 20TH TIME IN
CHICAGO RECORDED WEATHER HISTORY OF A TEMPERATURE THIS WARM BEING
REACHED THIS LATE IN THE SEASON. BASED ON HISTORICAL DATA...THIS
EQUATES TO ABOUT A 1 IN 150 CHANCE OF SEEING A HIGH TEMPERATURE
THIS WARM ON ANY GIVEN DAY THIS LATE IN OCTOBER IN CHICAGO.

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IZZI



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