Extraordinarily Rare Feat This Spring!

PUBLIC INFORMATION STATEMENT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE CHICAGO IL
517 AM CDT MON APR 23 2012 /617 AM EDT MON APR 23 2012/

...SPRING 2012 IS ABOUT TO PULL OFF AN EXTRAORDINARILY RARE FEAT...

AFTER RECORD SHATTERING WARMTH DURING THE MONTH OF MARCH THE
REGION HAS SEEN TEMPERATURES RETURN TO SOMEWHAT MORE SEASONABLE
LEVELS IN APRIL...THOUGH STILL WARMER THAN AVERAGE. TEMPERATURES
FOR THE REMAINDER OF APRIL ARE FORECAST TO REMAIN GENERALLY NEAR
TO BELOW AVERAGE WHICH ALL BUT GUARANTEES THAT APRIL`S AVERAGE
TEMPERATURE IN ROCKFORD AND CHICAGO WILL END UP CONSIDERABLY
COLDER THAN THE AVERAGE TEMPERATURE FOR MARCH.

IN ROCKFORD...NEVER BEFORE ON RECORD HAS THERE BEEN A MARCH THAT
ENDED UP WARMER THAN APRIL. IN FACT...TYPICALLY APRIL AVERAGES
ABOUT 13F WARMER THAN MARCH. THE CLOSEST ROCKFORD HAS EVER COME
TO AN APRIL BEING COLDER THAN MARCH WAS BACK IN 1945 WHEN MARCH
AVERAGED 48.2F AND APRIL 49.8F...MAKING IT ONLY 1.6 DEGREES
WARMER. SO FAR THIS APRIL THE AVERAGE TEMPERATURE HAS BEEN 50.2F
AND GIVEN THE FORECAST FOR THE REMAINDER OF THE MONTH NO
SIGNIFICANT CHANGE IS EXPECTED FROM THAT VALUE. MARCH 2012 IN
ROCKFORD AVERAGE 52.4F WHICH WILL LIKELY END UP SOMEWHERE BETWEEN
2F AND 3F WARMER THAN THIS APRIL.

IN CHICAGO...ONLY ONCE BEFORE HAS A MARCH ENDED UP WARMER THAN
APRIL AND THAT WAS BACK IN 1907 WHEN MARCH AVERAGED 42.6F FOLLOWED
BY AN USUALLY CHILLY APRIL WITH AN AVERAGE TEMPERATURE OF 39.8F.
SO FAR THIS APRIL THE AVERAGE TEMPERATURE IN CHICAGO HAS BEEN
50.9F...WHICH ALSO IS NOT FORECAST TO CHANGE SIGNIFICANTLY THE
NEXT WEEK. THIS FOLLOWS THE RECORD WARM MARCH WHICH HAD AN AVERAGE
TEMPERATURE OF 53.5F...SO MUCH LIKE ROCKFORD TEMPERATURES THIS
MARCH WILL LIKELY END UP AVERAGING BETWEEN 2F AND 3F WARMER THAN
APRIL.

ONE OF THE REMARKABLE THINGS ABOUT THIS EXTREMELY RARE FEAT IS
THAT IT IS BEING ACCOMPLISHED WITH WHEN APRIL TEMPERATURES WILL
LIKELY END THE MONTH ABOVE AVERAGE AS WELL. IT IS INCREDIBLE THAT
APRIL WILL END UP ABOVE AVERAGE YET STILL COOLER THAN
MARCH...WHICH IS JUST ANOTHER TESTAMENT TO HOW EXTRAORDINARILY
UNUSUAL OUR MARCH WARMTH WAS THIS YEAR.

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IZZI



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