More Warm Records Being Broken in 2012

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PUBLIC INFORMATION STATEMENT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE CHICAGO IL
541 AM CDT FRI SEP 7 2012 /641 AM EDT FRI SEP 7 2012/

...MORE FUN STATISTICS ON JUST HOW INCREDIBLY WARM 2012 HAS BEEN...

AS OF SEPTEMBER 6TH...BOTH CHICAGO AND ROCKFORD HAVE HAD 99 DAYS
WITH HIGH TEMPERATURES AT OR ABOVE 80 DEGREES. THIS PUTS CHICAGO
ON PACE TO BREAK THE RECORD FOR THE MOST NUMBER OF 80 DEGREE DAYS
IN A YEAR WITH ROCKFORD LIKELY TO END UP IN THE TOP 10 FOR NUMBER
OF 80 DEGREE DAYS IN A YEAR.

HERE ARE THE TOP 10 YEARS WITH THE MOST NUMBER OF 80 DEGREE DAYS
IN CHICAGO AND IN ROCKFORD...

     ROCKFORD
1)  120 (1939)
2)  119 (1922)
3)  114 (1934)
4)  113 (1921)
5)  112 (1933)
6)  109 (1931)
    109 (1936)
8)  108 (1941)
9)  107 (1930)
    107 (2007)
...
21)  99 (2012)*

     CHICAGO
1)  103 (2005)
2)  102 (1953)
    102 (2007)
4)  101 (1944)
    101 (1963)
6)  100 (1991)
7)   99 (2012)*
8)   98 (1955)
     98 (1987)
     98 (2010)

* THROUGH SEPTEMBER 6TH.

IN ADDITION...THROUGH SEPTEMBER 6TH THE AVERAGE TEMPERATURE FOR
THE YEAR IN ROCKFORD HAS BEEN 57.1 DEGREES WHICH IS 2.5 DEGREES
WARMER THAN THE PREVIOUS WARMEST YEAR TO DATE IN ROCKFORD. WHILE
NOT AS DRAMATIC...CHICAGO IS ALSO EXPERIENCING THEIR WARMEST YEAR
TO DATE ON RECORD WITH AN AVERAGE TEMPERATURE OF 58.3. HERE ARE
THE TOP 5 WARMEST YEARS THROUGH SEPTEMBER 6TH...

     ROCKFORD
1)  57.1 (2012)
2)  54.6 (1934)
3)  54.1 (1987)
4)  54.0 (1938)
5)  53.8 (1998)

      CHICAGO
1)  58.3 (2012)
2)  57.6 (1921)
3)  56.1 (1880)
4)  55.6 (1955)
5)  55.4 (1998)

NOTICE THAT FOR ROCKFORD THAT 2ND THROUGH 5TH PLACE ARE ALL TIGHTLY
CLUSTERED AROUND 54 DEGREES...MEANING THAT THIS YEAR SO FAR HAS NOT
ONLY BEEN THE WARMEST BUT HAS BEEN SO BY AN ASTONISHING MARGIN.

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IZZI


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