December 2010 Climate Data for Chicago OHare and Rockford

PUBLIC INFORMATION STATEMENT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE CHICAGO/ROMEOVILLE IL
710 AM CST SAT JAN 1 2011

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

AT CHICAGO...THE AVERAGE HIGH TEMPERATURE WAS 29.0 DEGREES WHICH IS
5.4 DEGREES BELOW NORMAL.  THE AVERAGE LOW TEMPERATURE WAS 16.0
DEGREES WHICH IS 4.4 DEGREES BELOW NORMAL.  THE AVERAGE TEMPERATURE
FOR THE MONTH WAS 22.5 DEGREES WHICH IS 4.9 DEGREES BELOW NORMAL.
2.35 INCHES OF PRECIPITATION WAS RECORDED WHICH IS 0.08 INCHES BELOW
NORMAL. 16.2 INCHES OF SNOW WAS RECORDED WHICH IS 5.4 INCHES ABOVE
NORMAL.

A RECORD DAILY MAXIMUM SNOWFALL WAS SET ON DECEMBER 4 2010 AT
CHICAGO WHEN 5.1 INCHES OF SNOW FELL.  THE PREVIOUS RECORD WAS 4.6
INCHES IN 1964.

AT ROCKFORD...THE AVERAGE HIGH TEMPERATURE WAS 27.8 DEGREES WHICH
IS 4.2 DEGREES BELOWE NORMAL.  THE AVERAGE LOW TEMPERATURE WAS 13.0
DEGREES WHICH IS 3.9 DEGREES BELOW NORMAL.  THE AVERAGE TEMPERATURE
FOR THE MONTH WAS 20.4 DEGREES WHICH IS 4.0 DEGREES BELOW NORMAL.
1.73 INCHES OF PRECIPITATION WAS RECORDED WHICH IS 0.33 INCHES BELOW
NORMAL. 19.2 INCHES OF SNOW WAS RECORDED WHICH IS 8.4 INCHES ABOVE
NORMAL.

A RECORD DAILY MAXIMUM SNOWFALL WAS SET ON DECEMBER 4 2010 AT
ROCKFORD WHEN 5.7 INCHES OF SNOW FELL.  THE PREVIOUS RECORD WAS 3.1
INCHES IN 1964.

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