A Look Back at the Climate for the Month of March 2011

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NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE CHICAGO/ROMEOVILLE IL
753 AM CDT FRI APR 1 2011

...A LOOK BACK AT THE CLIMATE FOR THE MONTH OF MARCH 2011 FOR
CHICAGO AND ROCKFORD...

AT CHICAGO...THE AVERAGE HIGH TEMPERATURE WAS 43.8 DEGREES WHICH IS
2.3 DEGREES BELOW NORMAL.  THE AVERAGE LOW TEMPERATURE WAS 28.8
DEGREES WHICH IS 0.3 DEGREES ABOVE NORMAL.  THE AVERAGE TEMPERATURE
FOR THE MONTH WAS 36.3 DEGREES WHICH IS 1.0 DEGREE BELOW NORMAL.
2.62 INCHES OF PRECIPITATION WAS RECORDED WHICH IS 0.03 INCHES BELOW
NORMAL. 1.0 INCH OF SNOW WAS RECORDED WHICH IS 5.0 INCHES BELOW
NORMAL.

NO RECORDS WERE TIED OR SET DURING THE MONTH OF MARCH AT CHICAGO.

AT ROCKFORD...THE AVERAGE HIGH TEMPERATURE WAS 46.1 DEGREES WHICH
IS 0.6 DEGREES ABOVE NORMAL.  THE AVERAGE LOW TEMPERATURE WAS 28.6
DEGREES WHICH IS 1.9 DEGREES ABOVE NORMAL.  THE AVERAGE TEMPERATURE
FOR THE MONTH WAS 37.4 DEGREES WHICH IS 1.3 DEGREES ABOVE NORMAL.
3.41 INCHES OF PRECIPITATION WAS RECORDED WHICH IS 1.02 INCHES ABOVE
NORMAL. 0.1 INCHES OF SNOW WAS RECORDED WHICH IS 5.5 INCHES BELOW
NORMAL.

A NEW RECORD RAINFALL OF 1.67 INCHES WAS SET ON MARCH 20TH. THE
PREVIOUS RECORD WAS 0.70 INCHES SET IN 1933.



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