A Look Back at the Climate for the Month of January 2012 for Chicago and Rockford

AT CHICAGO-OHARE...THE AVERAGE HIGH TEMPERATURE WAS 38.5 DEGREES
WHICH IS 7.5 DEGREES ABOVE NORMAL. THE AVERAGE LOW TEMPERATURE WAS
21.9 DEGREES WHICH IS 5.4 DEGREES ABOVE NORMAL. THE AVERAGE
TEMPERATURE FOR THE MONTH WAS 30.2 DEGREES WHICH IS 6.4 DEGREES
ABOVE NORMAL. 1.86 INCHES OF PRECIPITATION WERE RECORDED WHICH IS
0.13 INCHES ABOVE NORMAL. 12.2 INCHES OF SNOW WERE RECORDED WHICH
IS 1.4 INCHES ABOVE NORMAL.

NO RECORDS WERE SET AT CHICAGO FOR THE MONTH OF JANUARY.

AT ROCKFORD AIRPORT...THE AVERAGE HIGH TEMPERATURE WAS 36.9 DEGREES
WHICH IS 7.4 DEGREES ABOVE NORMAL. THE AVERAGE LOW TEMPERATURE WAS
18.0 DEGREES WHICH IS 4.5 DEGREES ABOVE NORMAL. THE AVERAGE
TEMPERATURE FOR THE MONTH WAS 27.4 DEGREES WHICH IS 5.9 DEGREES
ABOVE NORMAL. 1.23 INCHES OF PRECIPITATION WAS RECORDED WHICH IS
0.14 INCHES BELOW NORMAL. 12.4 INCHES OF SNOW WERE RECORDED WHICH IS
2.2 INCHES ABOVE NORMAL.

A RECORD HIGH OF 57 DEGREES WAS SET ON JANUARY 11...BREAKING THE
OLD RECORD OF 50 FOR THE DATE SET IN 1980.

A RECORD DAILY SNOWFALL OF 5.1 INCHES WAS SET ON JANUARY
20...BREAKING THE OLD RECORD OF 5.0 INCHES FOR THE DATE SET IN 2006.

A RECORD HIGH OF 52 DEGREES WAS TIED ON JANUARY 30. THE RECORD
HIGH FOR THE DATE WAS FIRST SET IN 1944.

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RC



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