Rockford is Within the Longest Stretch of No Measurable Snowfall on Record

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PUBLIC INFORMATION STATEMENT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE CHICAGO IL
401 AM CST TUE DEC 11 2012 /501 AM EST TUE DEC 11 2012/

...LACK OF SNOWFALL RECORD BROKEN AT CHICAGO...

MONDAY DECEMBER 10TH MARKED THE 281ST CONSECUTIVE DAY WITHOUT
MEASURABLE SNOWFALL AT CHICAGO...SURPASSING THE PREVIOUS
CONSECUTIVE DAY RECORD THAT HAD BEEN SET IN 1994. THIS IS NOW
THE LONGEST PERIOD OF TIME WITHOUT MEASURABLE SNOWFALL IN CHICAGO
ON RECORD. THE LAST DAY WITH OFFICIAL MEASURABLE SNOWFALL IN
CHICAGO WAS MARCH 4TH. ROCKFORD CURRENTLY STANDS AT THE SAME
AMOUNT OF DAYS...WHICH IS THE FOURTH LONGEST SUCH STRETCH IN ITS
PERIOD OF RECORD.

CHICAGO

RANK  # DAYS  DATES W/O MEASURABLE SNOW
 1)    281     03/05/2012-12/10/2012+
 2)    280     03/01/1994-12/05/1994
 3)    277     03/10/1946-12/11/1946
 4)    269     03/11/1999-12/04/1999

ROCKFORD

RANK  # DAYS  DATES W/O MEASURABLE SNOW
 1)    287     03/03/1922-12/13/1922
 2)    284     02/26/1908-12/05/1908
 3)    282     03/31/1939-01/06/1940
 4)    281+    03/05/2012-12/10/2012+
 5)    270     03/06/2011-11/30/2011
       270     03/10/1999-12/04/1999

ON AVERAGE...CHICAGO HAS 226 DAYS IN A ROW WITHOUT MEASURABLE
SNOWFALL /SEVEN AND A HALF MONTHS/ AND ROCKFORD HAS 233 /ALMOST
EIGHT MONTHS/.

IN ORDER FOR ROCKFORD TO BREAK THE RECORD FOR THE LONGEST STRETCH OF
TIME WITHOUT MEASURABLE SNOWFALL THEIR FIRST MEASURABLE SNOWFALL
THIS YEAR WOULD HAVE TO HOLD OFF UNTIL DECEMBER 17TH (DEC 16TH WOULD
TIE).

GIVEN THE CURRENT FORECAST...FLURRIES ARE POSSIBLE TUESDAY
EVENING...BUT ACCUMULATING SNOW LOOKS HIGHLY UNLIKELY THROUGH FRIDAY.
IF THIS WEEKEND DOES NOT PROVIDE ACCUMULATING SNOWFALL...THE RECORD
FOR LATEST FIRST ACCUMULATING SNOWFALL IN CHICAGO WILL ALSO BE IN
JEOPARDY.

HERE ARE SOME STATISTICS REGARDING FIRST/LAST MEASURABLE SNOWFALLS...

                     CHICAGO            ROCKFORD
        EARLIEST:  10/12/2006          10/12/1909
1ST     AVERAGE:     NOV 16              NOV 20
        LATEST     12/16/1965          01/07/1940

        EARLIEST:  02/27/1997          02/06/1911
LAST    AVERAGE:     APR 4               APR 1
        LATEST     05/11/1966          05/11/1966

HERE ARE THE LATEST FIRST MEASURABLE SNOWFALLS FOR CHICAGO AND
ROCKFORD...

   CHICAGO                 ROCKFORD
1)  12/16/1965           1) 01/07/1940
2)  12/14/2001           2) 12/21/1996
3)  12/12/1946           3) 12/19/2001
4)  ??/??/2012              12/19/1948
5)  12/10/2003           5) 12/14/1922
6)  12/09/2011           6) 12/12/1916
    12/09/1948           7) ??/??/2012
8)  12/07/1914              12/11/1924
9)  12/06/1994           9) 12/10/1970
10) 12/05/1999              12/10/1932
    12/05/1984          11) 12/08/1956
    12/05/1973              12/08/1927
    12/05/1909              12/08/1914

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IZZI/MTF



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