More Fun Snow(less) Statistics

PUBLIC INFORMATION STATEMENT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE CHICAGO IL
326 AM CST TUE DEC 6 2011 /426 AM EST TUE DEC 6 2011/

...MORE FUN SNOW (OR LACK THERE OF) TRIVIA...

WHILE THERE IS SOME POTENTIAL FOR SOME LIGHT SNOW ACCUMULATION
THURSDAY NIGHT...THE CHANCES LOOK LOW AND ANY SNOW THAT DOES
ACCUMULATE WOULD MOST LIKELY BE LIGHT. OTHER THAN THAT...THERE LOOKS
TO BE VERY LITTLE IF ANY OTHER THREAT OF SNOWFALL THROUGH EARLY NEXT
WEEK. IF CHICAGO OFFICIALLY MISSES SEEING MEASURABLE SNOWFALL
THURSDAY NIGHT THEN THE WE WOULD HAVE A CHANCE TO MAKE A GOOD RUN AT
THE RECORD LATEST FIRST MEASURABLE SNOWFALL EVER IN CHICAGO.

SO FAR THIS YEAR CHICAGO HAS ONLY SEEN A TRACE OF SNOW AND ROCKFORD
HAS SEEN A WHOPPING 0.1". WITH THE CHANCES FOR ANY MEANINGFUL
ACCUMULATING SNOWFALL LOOKING LOW THROUGH EARLY NEXT WEEK I THOUGHT
IT WOULD BE INTERESTING TO COMPARE WHERE WE WERE SEASON TO DATE
SNOWFALL WISE THROUGH DEC 15TH FOR THE LAST 4 YEARS. GRANTED THE
LAST 4 YEARS WERE ANOMALOUSLY SNOWY...ITS STILL INTERESTING TO
SEE WHAT A DIFFERENCE A YEAR CAN MAKE...

              CHICAGO     ROCKFORD
2007           9.0                 13.3
2008           9.1                 14.3
2009           6.5                 13.3
2010           6.9                 10.0

NORMAL    5.2                   7.3

OF COURSE ITS IMPORTANT TO REMEMBER THAT THIS IS THE MIDWEST AND ALL
IT WOULD TAKE IS ONE STORM TO QUICKLY WIPE OUT ANY SNOWFALL DEFICITS
FROM AVERAGE...

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IZZI



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