Despite Recent Cooler Weather, Summer Still Within Top Five Warmest

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PUBLIC INFORMATION STATEMENT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE CHICAGO IL
1106 AM CDT TUE AUG 21 2012 /1206 PM EDT TUE AUG 21 2012/

...SUMMERTIME TEMPERATURES WITH A WEEK AND A HALF TO GO...

WHILE MORE DAYS HAVE BEEN COOLER THAN NORMAL SINCE AUGUST
9TH...THIS SUMMER AS A WHOLE...TO THIS POINT...STILL STANDS AS
ONE OF THE TOP FIVE WARMEST ACROSS THE AREA. BELOW ARE TABLES OF
THE WARMEST AVERAGE METEOROLOGICAL SUMMERS /JUNE 1-AUGUST 31ST/
INCLUDING 2012 TO DATE.

CHICAGO

RANK   YEAR    AVERAGE SUMMERTIME TEMPERATURE
---------------------------------------------
1.     1955               76.4
2.     1995               76.3
3.     2012*              76.2
4.     1921               75.9
5.     1959               75.5
       1949               75.5

ROCKFORD

RANK   YEAR    AVERAGE SUMMERTIME TEMPERATURE
---------------------------------------------
1.     1921               76.1
2.     1934               75.8
3.     2012*              75.2
       1983               75.2
5.     1949               74.8

* THROUGH AUGUST 20TH.

FORECAST TEMPERATURES FOR THE LATTER HALF OF THIS WEEK AND INTO
NEXT WEEK ARE FOR SLIGHTLY ABOVE NORMAL FOR LATE AUGUST...WHICH
WOULD FAVOR KEEPING THE ENTIRE SUMMER AVERAGE CLOSE TO ITS
CURRENT RANKING.

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MTF/BN



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