Record Four Consecutive 50+ Inch Seasonal Snowfalls for Chicago. Rockford Too?

PUBLIC INFORMATION STATEMENT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE CHICAGO IL
715 PM CST SUN FEB 6 2011 /815 PM EST SUN FEB 6 2011/

...FIRST TIME THAT FOUR CONSECUTIVE WINTERS PRODUCE 50 INCH OR
GREATER SEASONAL SNOWFALL TOTALS FOR CHICAGO...

OHARE INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT IN CHICAGO RECEIVED 2.6 INCHES OF
SNOW TODAY. THIS BRINGS THE TOTAL FOR THE SEASON SO FAR TO 50.1
INCHES...AND MARKS THE FIRST TIME IN CHICAGO WEATHER HISTORY THAT
THERE HAVE BEEN FOUR CONSECUTIVE SEASONS OF 50 INCH OR GREATER
SNOWFALL.

CHICAGO OHARE SEASONAL RECENT SNOWFALL...

2007-2008........60.3 INCHES
2008-2009........52.7
2009-2010........54.2
2010-2011........50.1.....THROUGH FEBRUARY 6TH 2011

THE IMPRESSIVELY SNOWY WINTERS OF THE LATE 1970S AND EARLY 1980S
FEATURED THREE CONSECUTIVE WINTERS WITH 50 OR MORE INCHES OF
SNOWFALL IN CHICAGO.

LATE 1970S AND EARLY 1980S CHICAGO WINTER SNOWFALLS...

1976-1977........54.1 INCHES
1977-1978........82.3
1978-1979........89.7
1979-1980........42.4

CHICAGOS AVERAGE SEASONAL SNOWFALL IS 38.0 INCHES.

THE GREATER ROCKFORD AIRPORT OFFICIALLY RECEIVED 2.7 INCHES OF
SNOW TODAY...AND THE SEASON TOTAL CURRENTLY STANDS AT 48.0 INCHES.
ROCKFORD HAS HAD THREE CONSECUTIVE SEASONAL SNOWFALLS OF 50 OR
MORE INCHES SINCE 2007-2008. IF ROCKFORD PICKS UP ANOTHER 2.0
INCHES BEFORE THE END OF WINTER...THIS WOULD BE THE FIRST TIME
THAT FOUR CONSECUTIVE 50 INCH OR GREAT SEASONAL SNOWFALLS HAS
OCCURRED.

ROCKFORD RECENT SEASONAL SNOWFALL...

2007-2008........72.9 INCHES
2008-2009........56.6
2009-2010........50.7
2010-2011........48.0.......THROUGH FEBRUARY 6 2011

BY COMPARISON...ROCKFORD PUT ONLY TWO CONSECUTIVE 50 INCH OR
GREATER WINTERS TOGETHER IN THE LATE 1970S.

LATE 1970S AND EARLY 1980S ROCKFORD WINTER SNOWFALLS...

1976-1977........31.4 INCHES
1977-1978........51.7
1978-1979........74.5
1979-1980........33.9

ROCKFORDS AVERAGE SEASONAL SNOWFALL IS 38.7 INCHES.

THE SEASONAL SNOWFALL PERIOD IS FROM JULY 1ST TO JUNE 30TH.

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RATZER



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