2012 Chicago and Rockford Climate Statistics

PUBLIC INFORMATION STATEMENT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE CHICAGO/ROMEOVILLE IL
1040 AM CDT TUE JAN 1 2013

...A LOOK BACK AT THE CLIMATE FOR 2012 FOR CHICAGO AND ROCKFORD...

AT CHICAGO...
THE AVERAGE HIGH TEMPERATURE FOR 2012 WAS
63.8 DEGREES WHICH IS 4.7 DEGREES ABOVE THE 1981 TO 2010 AVERAGE OF
59.1 DEGREES. THE AVERAGE LOW TEMPERATURE WAS 45.1 DEGREES WHICH IS
4.3 DEGREES ABOVE THE 1981 TO 2010 AVERAGE OF 40.8 DEGREES. THE MEAN
AVERAGE TEMPERATURE FOR THE YEAR WAS 54.5 DEGREES WHICH IS 4.4
DEGREES ABOVE THE NORMAL AVERAGE OF 49.9 DEGREES. THIS PUTS THE
YEAR OF 2012 AS THE WARMEST YEAR ON RECORD. THE PREVIOUS RECORD FOR
AVERAGE TEMPERATURE WAS 54.4 DEGREES IN 1921.

A TOTAL OF 26.91 INCHES OF PRECIPITATION WAS RECORDED DURING THE
YEAR...WHICH IS 9.98 INCHES BELOW NORMAL. THIS RANKS AS
BEING THE 16TH DRIEST YEAR ON RECORD IN CHICAGO DATING BACK TO
1871.

A TOTAL OF 19.0 INCHES OF SNOW WAS RECORDED DURING THE YEAR...WHICH
IS 17.3 INCHES BELOW NORMAL.

 

 

Chicago Climate Summary



NUMEROUS RECORDS WERE BROKEN OR TIED DURING THE YEAR OF 2012 AT
CHICAGO.

HERE IS A SUMMARY OF EACH MONTH AT CHICAGO.

ANNUAL --
* WARMEST YEAR ON RECORD WITH AVERAGE TEMPERATURE OF 54.5 DEGREES
* SIXTEENTH DRIEST YEAR ON RECORD WITH PRECIPITATION TOTAL OF 26.91
INCHES

JANUARY --
NO RECORDS SET

FEBRUARY --
NO RECORDS SET

MARCH --
* WARMEST MARCH ON RECORD WITH AVERAGE TEMPERATURE OF 53.5 DEGREES
* RECORD WARM LOW TEMPERATURE OF 54 DEGREES ON THE 7TH
* RECORD HIGH TEMPERATURE OF 81 DEGREES ON THE 14TH
* RECORD HIGH TEMPERATURE OF 81 DEGREES ON THE 15TH
* RECORD HIGH TEMPERATURE OF 82 DEGREES ON THE 16TH
* RECORD HIGH TEMPERATURE OF 82 DEGREES ON THE 17TH
* RECORD WARM LOW TEMPERATURE OF 58 DEGREES ON THE 17TH
* RECORD HIGH TEMPERATURE OF 81 DEGREES ON THE 18TH
* TIED RECORD HIGH TEMPERATURE OF 78 DEGREES ON THE 19TH
* RECORD HIGH TEMPERATURE OF 85 DEGREES ON THE 20TH
* RECORD WARM LOW TEMPERATURE OF 63 DEGREES ON THE 20TH
* RECORD HIGH TEMPERATURE OF 87 DEGREES SET ON THE 21ST
* RECORD WARM LOW TEMPERATURE OF 61 DEGREES ON THE 21ST
* RECORD HIGH TEMPERATURE OF 83 DEGREES SET ON THE 22ND
* RECORD WARM LOW TEMPERATURE OF 61 DEGREES SET ON THE 22ND
* RECORD WARM LOW TEMPERATURE OF 55 DEGREES SET ON THE 23RD
* RECORD DAILY PRECIPITATION OF 1.25 INCHES SET ON THE 23RD

APRIL--
NO RECORDS SET

MAY --
* RECORD HIGH TEMPERATURE OF 97 DEGREES SET ON THE 27TH
* RECORD HIGH TEMPERATURE OF 95 DEGREES SET ON THE 28TH
* RECORD WARM LOW TEMPERATURE OF 77 DEGREES SET ON THE 28TH

JUNE--
* RECORD WARM LOW TEMPERATURE OF 78 DEGREES SET ON THE 19TH

JULY--
* TIED RECORD HIGH TEMPERATURE OF 102 DEGREES SET ON THE 4TH
* RECORD HIGH TEMPERATURE OF 103 DEGREES SET ON THE 5TH
* RECORD HIGH TEMPERATURE OF 103 DEGREES SET ON THE 6TH
* RECORD WARM LOW TEMPERATURE OF 82 DEGREES SET ON THE 6TH
* RECORD WARM LOW TEMPERATURE OF 81 DEGREES SET ON THE 23RD
* 3RD WARMEST JULY ON RECORD WITH AVERAGE TEMPERATURE OF 81.1 DEGREES

AUGUST --
NO RECORDS SET

SEPTEMBER --
NO RECORDS SET

OCTOBER --
NO RECORDS SET

NOVEMBER --
NO RECORDS SET

DECEMBER --
NO RECORDS SET


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AT ROCKFORD...THE AVERAGE HIGH TEMPERATURE FOR 2012 WAS
63.8 DEGREES WHICH IS 4.5 DEGREES ABOVE THE 1981 TO 2010 AVERAGE OF
59.3 DEGREES. THE AVERAGE LOW TEMPERATURE WAS 42.3 DEGREES WHICH IS
3.1 DEGREES ABOVE THE 1981 TO 2010 AVERAGE OF 39.2 DEGREES. THE MEAN
AVERAGE TEMPERATURE FOR THE YEAR WAS 53.1 DEGREES WHICH IS 3.9
DEGREES ABOVE THE NORMAL AVERAGE OF 49.2 DEGREES. THIS PUTS THE
YEAR OF 2012 AS THE WARMEST YEAR ON RECORD FOR ROCKFORD. THE
PREVIOUS RECORD FOR AVERAGE TEMPERATURE WAS 52.8 DEGREES IN 1931.

A TOTAL OF 23.35 INCHES OF PRECIPITATION WAS RECORDED DURING THE
YEAR...WHICH IS 12.89 INCHES BELOW NORMAL. THIS RANKS AS
BEING THE 3RD DRIEST YEAR ON RECORD IN ROCKFORD DATING BACK TO
19061.

A TOTAL OF 24.7 INCHES OF SNOW WAS RECORDED DURING THE YEAR...WHICH
IS 12.0 INCHES BELOW NORMAL.

 

Chicago Climate Summary


NUMEROUS RECORDS WERE BROKEN OR TIED DURING THE YEAR OF 2012 AT
ROCKFORD.

HERE IS A SUMMARY OF EACH MONTH AT ROCKFORD.

YEARLY --
* WARMEST YEAR ON RECORD WITH AVERAGE TEMPERATURE OF 53.1 DEGREES
* 3RD DRIEST YEAR ON RECORD WITH PRECIPITATION OF 23.35 INCHES

JANUARY --
* RECORD HIGH TEMPERATURE OF 57 SET ON THE 11TH
* RECORD SNOWFALL OF 5.1 INCHES SET ON THE 20TH
* TIED RECORD HIGH TEMPERATURE OF 52 ON THE 30TH

FEBRUARY --
* RECORD SNOWFALL OF 4.0 INCHES SET ON THE 24TH
* RECORD PRECIPITATION OF 0.21 INCHES ON THE 29TH

MARCH --
* TIED RECORD WARM LOW TEMPERATURE OF 47 DEGREES ON THE 7TH
* RECORD HIGH TEMPERATURE OF 79 DEGREES ON THE 14TH
* RECORD HIGH TEMPERATURE OF 82 DEGREES ON THE 15TH
* RECORD WARM LOW TEMPERATURE OF 54 DEGREES ON THE 15TH
* RECORD HIGH TEMPERATURE OF 80 DEGREES ON THE 16TH
* RECORD WARM LOW TEMPERATURE OF 48 DEGREES ON THE 16TH
* RECORD HIGH TEMPERATURE OF 82 DEGREES ON THE 17TH
* RECORD WARM LOW TEMPERATURE OF 57 DEGREES ON THE 17TH
* RECORD HIGH TEMPERATURE OF 81 DEGREES SET ON THE 18TH
* RECORD WARM LOW TEMPERATURE OF 54 DEGREES SET ON THE 18TH
* RECORD HIGH TEMPERATURE OF 78 DEGREES SET ON THE 19TH
* RECORD WARM LOW TEMPERATURE OF 62 DEGREES SET ON THE 19TH
* RECORD HIGH TEMPERATURE OF 83 DEGREES SET ON THE 20TH
* RECORD WARM LOW TEMPERATURE OF 61 DEGREES SET ON THE 20TH
* RECORD HIGH TEMPERATURE OF 84 DEGREES SET ON THE 21ST
* RECORD WARM LOW TEMPERATURE OF 62 DEGREES SET ON THE 21ST
* RECORD HIGH TEMPERATURE OF 79 DEGREES SET ON THE 22ND
* RECORD WARM LOW TEMPERATURE OF 61 DEGREES SET ON THE 22ND
* RECORD WARM LOW TEMPERATURE OF 53 DEGREES SET ON THE 23RD
* WARMEST MARCH ON RECORD WITH AVERAGE TEMPERATURE OF 52.4 DEGREES

APRIL --
* RECORD DAILY PRECIPITATION OF 2.26 INCHES SET ON THE 15TH

MAY --
* TIED RECORD HIGH TEMPERATURE OF 93 DEGREES SET ON THE 24TH
* RECORD HIGH TEMPERATURE OF 99 DEGREES SET ON THE 27TH
* TIED RECORD WARM LOW TEMPERATURE OF 69 ON THE 28TH
* RECORD LOW HIGH TEMPERATURE OF 52 DEGREES SET ON THE 31ST

JUNE --
* RECORD WARM LOW TEMPERATURE OF 76 SET ON THE 19TH
* TIED RECORD WARM LOW TEMPERATURE OF 73 SET ON THE 20TH

JULY --
* WARMEST JULY ON RECORD WITH 80.8 DEGREE AVERAGE TEMPERATURE
* RECORD WARM LOW TEMPERATURE OF 75 DEGREES SET ON THE 3RD
* RECORD HIGH TEMPERATURE OF 102 DEGREES SET ON THE 4TH
* RECORD HIGH TEMPERATURE OF 102 SET ON THE 5TH
* RECORD HIGH TEMPERATURE OF 104 SET ON THE 6TH
* RECORD WARM LOW TEMPERATURE OF 77 DEGREES SET ON THE 6TH
* TIED RECORD HIGH TEMPERATURE OF 105 DEGREES SET ON THE 7TH
* RECORD HIGH TEMPERATURE OF 99 DEGREES SET ON THE 18TH
* TIED RECORD WARM LOW TEMPERATURE OF 76 DEGREES ON THE 23RD

AUGUST --
NO RECORDS SET

SEPTEMBER --
NO RECORDS SET

OCTOBER --
NO RECORDS SET

NOVEMBER --
NO RECORDS SET

DECEMBER --
* 69 DEGREES SET ON THE 3RD IS THE WARMEST DECEMBER TEMPERATURE ON
RECORD
* RECORD HIGH TEMPERATURE OF 69 SET ON THE 3RD
* RECORD DAILY PRECIPITATION OF 1.27 INCHES SET ON THE 20TH


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