One of the Driest Starts to June on Record

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PUBLIC INFORMATION STATEMENT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE CHICAGO IL
1054 AM CDT TUE JUN 12 2012 /1154 AM EDT TUE JUN 12 2012/

...IN THE MIDST OF ONE OF THE DRIEST STARTS TO JUNE ON RECORD...

A NOTABLY DRY PATTERN HAS CONTINUED OVER THE AREA FROM THE SPRING
INTO METEOROLOGICAL SUMMER. IT PRESENTLY LOOKS THAT NO RAINFALL
WILL FALL ACROSS NORTHERN ILLINOIS AND NORTHWEST INDIANA THROUGH
FRIDAY JUNE 15TH. BELOW IS A LOOK AT HOW THIS STACKS UP WITH THE
DRIEST FIRST HALVES OF JUNE ON RECORD.

CHICAGO...

DRIEST STARTS TO JUNE /THROUGH THE 15TH/ ON RECORD SINCE 1871:

RANK    AMOUNT    YEAR
----------------------
1.       0.00     1988
2.       0.01     2012*
3.       0.04     1922
4.       0.07     1968
5.       0.13     1913 1992

*=CURRENT TOTAL PLUS 0.00 OF FORECAST PRECIP THROUGH JUNE 15TH.


ROCKFORD...

DRIEST STARTS TO JUNE /THROUGH THE 15TH/ ON RECORD SINCE 1906:

RANK    AMOUNT    YEAR
----------------------
1.       0.00     1988
2.       0.02     1933
3.       0.10     2012*
4.       0.11     1951
5.       0.27     1956

*=CURRENT TOTAL PLUS 0.00 OF FORECAST PRECIP THROUGH JUNE 15TH.

WHILE ROCKFORD DID RECEIVE A SMALL AMOUNT OF RAIN MONDAY
MORNING...THE COMMUNITY HAS MISSED OUT ON THE FEW AND FAR BETWEEN
REGIONAL BOUTS OF MORE SIGNIFICANT RAINFALL DURING THE PAST COUPLE
MONTHS. HERE IS A LOOK AT THE DRIEST MID-APRILS THROUGH MID-JUNES
ON RECORD AT ROCKFORD.

DRIEST APRIL 16TH-JUNE 15TH ON RECORD:

RANK    AMOUNT    YEAR
----------------------
1.       1.11     1934
2.       1.93     1988
3.       1.95     1928
4.       2.84     2012*
5.       2.98     1992

*=CURRENT TOTAL PLUS 0.00 OF FORECAST PRECIP THROUGH JUNE 15TH.

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