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PUBLIC INFORMATION STATEMENT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE CHICAGO IL
519 PM CST THU NOV 22 2012 /619 PM EST THU NOV 22 2012/

...NEARLY A RECORD WARM THANKSGIVING DAY...

THANKSGIVING 2012 WILL GO DOWN AS ONE OF THE WARMEST ON RECORD
ACROSS NORTHERN ILLINOIS AND NORTHWEST INDIANA. THE WEATHER SETUP
WHICH FAVORED THE WARM AIR MASS INCLUDED SUCCESSIVE DAYS OF
REGIONWIDE WARMING AND SOMEWHAT LIMITED NIGHTTIME COOLING...AS
WELL AS STRONG SOUTHERLY WINDS ON THURSDAY WHICH AIDED IN
ADVECTING THE WARM AIR NORTHWARD.

CHICAGO...

THE HIGH OF 63 DEGREES ON THURSDAY AT CHICAGO OHARE INTERNATIONAL
AIRPORT TIED THIS AS THE THIRD WARMEST THANKSGIVING DAY ON RECORD
IN CHICAGO. HERE IS A LISTING OF THE TOP FIVE WARMEST THANKSGIVING
DAYS SINCE 1873:

RANK    TEMPERATURE       DATE
----------------------------------
1.          69         NOV 24 1966
2.          64         NOV 26 1914
3.          63         NOV 22 2012
3T.         63         NOV 25 1915
3T.         63         NOV 26 1896

ROCKFORD...

THE HIGH OF 64 DEGREES THURSDAY AT ROCKFORD INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT
TIED THIS AS THE SECOND WARMEST THANKSGIVING DAY ON RECORD IN
ROCKFORD. HERE IS A LISTING OF THE TOP FIVE WARMEST THANKSGIVING
DAYS SINCE 1905:

RANK    TEMPERATURE       DATE
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1.          67         NOV 26 1914
2.          64         NOV 22 2012
2T.         64         NOV 25 1915
4.          62         NOV 30 1933
4T.         62         NOV 26 1908

TEMPERATURES ON FRIDAY WILL BE 25 TO POSSIBLY AS MUCH AS 30
DEGREES COLDER THAN ON THANKSGIVING DAY DUE TO A STRONG COLD FRONT
MOVING THROUGH THE REGION.

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MTF/ACS




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