January 29th Rainfall Totals and Records

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January 29th Rainfall Totals


Rainfall Totals and Records

PUBLIC INFORMATION STATEMENT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE CHICAGO IL
1023 AM CST WED JAN 30 2013 /1123 AM EST WED JAN 30 2013/

...RAINFALL TOTALS AND RECORDS THROUGH EARLY THIS MORNING...

THE FOLLOWING ARE RAINFALL TOTALS AT AREA AIRPORTS FROM 6 AM
JANUARY 29TH THROUGH 6AM JANUARY 30TH.

SITE             24-HOUR RAINFALL
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AURORA                 1.38
CHICAGO DUPAGE         1.53
CHICAGO MIDWAY         1.12
CHICAGO OHARE          1.47
ROCKFORD               1.07
VALPARAISO             1.36
WHEELING               1.12

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RAINFALL RECORDS

- THE 1.33 INCHES OF PRECIPITATION OBSERVED ON JANUARY 29TH AT
CHICAGO BROKE THE JANUARY 29TH PRECIPITATION RECORD DATING BACK
TO 1871. THE PREVIOUS RECORD HAD BEEN 0.92 INCHES IN 1947.

- THE CHICAGO RAINFALL TOTAL OF 1.33 INCHES ON THE 29TH WAS TIED
FOR THE 12TH HIGHEST CALENDAR DAY TOTAL IN JANUARY ON RECORD.

- THE PEOTONE COOPERATIVE OBSERVER RECORDED 2.02 INCHES ON JANUARY
29TH. THIS WAS THE THIRD HIGHEST JANUARY RAINFALL TOTAL AT THIS
LOCATION SINCE 1940.


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THE FOLLOWING ARE RAIN AMOUNTS FOR THE 24-HOURS THROUGH EARLY THIS
MORNING AS MEASURED IN THE MORNING BY NWS COOPERATIVE OBSERVERS
AND COCORAHS OBSERVERS. OBSERVATIONS ARE USUALLY TAKEN BETWEEN 6
AND 8 AM.

24-HOUR RAINFALL AMOUNTS


ILLINOIS                                       RAIN
  LOCATION (COUNTY):                           FALL (IN)

  PEOTONE (WILL)...............................2.02
  BONFIELD 2NW (KANKAKEE)......................1.96
  PONTIAC 1ESE (LIVINGSTON)....................1.93
  PONTIAC 1SE (LIVINGSTON).....................1.91
  EMINGTON 2SSE (LIVINGSTON)...................1.91
  DWIGHT (LIVINGSTON)..........................1.90
  PEOTONE (WILL)...............................1.87
  BLOOMINGDALE 1NNE (DU PAGE)..................1.85
  BONFIELD 4WSW (KANKAKEE).....................1.85
  CAROL STREAM (DU PAGE).......................1.84
  PONTIAC (LIVINGSTON).........................1.84
  BARTLETT 1SSE (DU PAGE)......................1.83
  COUNTRYSIDE 1ENE (COOK)......................1.82
  CHENOA 4NNW (LIVINGSTON).....................1.82
  COUNTRYSIDE 1NNE (COOK)......................1.81
  AURORA 4SE (DU PAGE).........................1.80
  COAL CITY (GRUNDY)...........................1.77
  OTTAWA 1NW (LA SALLE)........................1.77
  ELK GROVE VILLAGE 2WSW (COOK)................1.76
  BATAVIA 1WSW (KANE)..........................1.76
  PEOTONE (WILL)...............................1.76
  ELBURN (KANE)................................1.74
  AURORA 4SE (DU PAGE).........................1.74
  ROLLING MEADOWS 1ESE (COOK)..................1.73
  YORKVILLE 1NE (KENDALL)......................1.73
  STREATOR (LIVINGSTON)........................1.73
  BOURBONNAIS (KANKAKEE).......................1.72
  BRACEVILLE (GRUNDY)..........................1.72
  SHERIDAN (LA SALLE)..........................1.71
  PEOTONE (WILL)...............................1.71
  PEOTONE (WILL)...............................1.71
  BATAVIA (KANE)...............................1.70
  NORTH AURORA 2NE (KANE)......................1.70
  DWIGHT 4NNW (GRUNDY).........................1.69
  ST. CHARLES 1SSW (KANE)......................1.68
  WHEELING (COOK)..............................1.68
  WEST CHICAGO (DU PAGE).......................1.67
  LOMBARD 1NNW (DU PAGE).......................1.67
  MONTGOMERY 1SSE (KENDALL)....................1.67
  COAL CITY 4NNW (GRUNDY)......................1.66
  GENOA (DE KALB)..............................1.66
  STREATOR 4ENE (LA SALLE).....................1.66
  WINFIELD (DU PAGE)...........................1.66
  DRESDEN LOCK/DAM (GRUNDY)....................1.65
  OTTAWA (LA SALLE)............................1.65
  PLAINFIELD 2SSE (WILL).......................1.65
  FAIRBURY (LIVINGSTON)........................1.64
  HEBRON (MCHENRY).............................1.64
  LINCOLNWOOD 2E (COOK)........................1.64
  WEST CHICAGO 1SE (DU PAGE)...................1.64
  SCHAUMBURG  2E (COOK)........................1.63
  OAK PARK 2S (COOK)...........................1.63
  OTTAWA 2N (LA SALLE).........................1.63
  OGLESBY 1ESE (LA SALLE)......................1.63
  YORKVILLE 2SE (KENDALL)......................1.63
  WHEATON (DU PAGE)............................1.62
  MINOOKA (GRUNDY).............................1.62
  MONTGOMERY 2SSE (KENDALL)....................1.62
  HOMER GLEN 4WNW (WILL).......................1.62
  OTTAWA (LA SALLE)............................1.62
  NORTH RIVERSIDE (COOK).......................1.61
  BATAVIA 2WNW (KANE)..........................1.61
  BATAVIA 1WNW (KANE)..........................1.61
  CHANNAHON 2SSE (WILL)........................1.61
  ELK GROVE VILLAGE 1ESE (COOK)................1.60
  WILMINGTON 6NW (WILL)........................1.60
  BOTANIC GARDENS (COOK).......................1.59
  PERU 1SW (LA SALLE)..........................1.59
  HUNTLEY 4W (MCHENRY).........................1.59
  HANOVER PARK 2SSW (DU PAGE)..................1.58
  GENEVA 2WSW (KANE)...........................1.58
  ST. CHARLES (KANE)...........................1.58
  JOLIET 2N (WILL).............................1.58
  JOLIET (WILL)................................1.58
  ST CHARLES (KANE)............................1.58
  ST CHARLES 7NW (KANE)........................1.58
  CRYSTAL LAKE (MCHENRY).......................1.57
  RIVERWOODS (LAKE)............................1.57
  BULL VALLEY 2WNW (MCHENRY)...................1.57
  SPRING GROVE 2N (MCHENRY)....................1.57
  MARSEILLES (LA SALLE)........................1.56
  GLEN ELLYN 1NNW (DU PAGE)....................1.55
  WESTMONT 1SSE (DU PAGE)......................1.55
  SUGAR GROVE 1ENE (KANE)......................1.55
  ST ANNE (KANKAKEE)...........................1.55
  WATSEKA (IROQUOIS)...........................1.55
  LISLE MORTON ARB (DU PAGE)...................1.55
  AURORA (KANE)................................1.54
  GLENCOE (COOK)...............................1.54
  GLEN ELLYN 1NNW (DU PAGE)....................1.54
  MARSEILLES 3NW (LA SALLE)....................1.54
  WOODSTOCK 5NW (MCHENRY)......................1.54
  WEST CHICAGO (DU PAGE).......................1.53
  BOLINGBROOK 3NE (DU PAGE)....................1.53
  ALGONQUIN 1N (MCHENRY).......................1.53
  LISLE (DU PAGE)..............................1.52
  MORRIS 6ESE (GRUNDY).........................1.52
  GENEVA 1N (KANE).............................1.52
  WOODSTOCK 2WSW (MCHENRY).....................1.52
  BEECHER 3ENE (WILL)..........................1.52
  MANHATTAN 2SE (WILL).........................1.52
  LA SALLE (LA SALLE)..........................1.51
  STREATOR 1WSW (LA SALLE).....................1.51
  LOCKPORT 1SE (WILL)..........................1.51
  PALOS PARK 1SW (COOK)........................1.50
  OAK PARK 1NNE (COOK).........................1.50
  BURR RIDGE 2SW (DU PAGE).....................1.50
  BOURBONNAIS 2NNE (KANKAKEE)..................1.50
  MOKENA 1W (WILL).............................1.50
  PLAINFIELD (WILL)............................1.50
  PLAINFIELD 5SW (KENDALL).....................1.49
  MONEE (WILL).................................1.49
  LA GRANGE PARK 1SSW (COOK)...................1.48
  SUGAR GROVE 1NE (KANE).......................1.48
  MARSEILLES 6WNW (LA SALLE)...................1.48
  PLAINFIELD 1SW (WILL)........................1.48
  RAVENSWOOD MANOR (COOK)......................1.47
  OAK PARK 1SW (COOK)..........................1.47
  WATSEKA 5W (IROQUOIS)........................1.47
  MENDOTA 1N (LA SALLE)........................1.47
  CRETE 3E (WILL)..............................1.47
  WILMINGTON 3SE (WILL)........................1.47
  OHARE (COOK).................................1.47
  HARWOOD HEIGHTS 2NNE (COOK)..................1.46
  GENEVA 3WSW (KANE)...........................1.46
  JOLIET LOCK/DAM (WILL).......................1.46
  VILLA PARK 1NW (DU PAGE).....................1.45
  LAKEMOOR 2SE (LAKE)..........................1.45
  ORLAND PARK 5WNW (WILL)......................1.45
  MAZON (GRUNDY)...............................1.45
  WILLOW SPRINGS (COOK)........................1.45
  SCHAUMBURG 3WSW (COOK).......................1.44
  OSWEGO 5SSE (KENDALL)........................1.44
  MCHENRY (MCHENRY)............................1.44
  PERU (LA SALLE)..............................1.44
  DE KALB 2NNE (DE KALB).......................1.43
  PINGREE GROVE 1NW (KANE).....................1.43
  JOLIET 3WNW (WILL)...........................1.43
  EARLVILLE 3S (LA SALLE)......................1.42
  INVERNESS 2S (COOK)..........................1.42
  PARK RIDGE (COOK)............................1.42
  LISLE 1SE (DU PAGE)..........................1.42
  NEW LENOX 2SE (WILL).........................1.42
  ROMEOVILLE (WILL)............................1.42
  MOMENCE (KANKAKEE)...........................1.42
  LILY LAKE 2E (KANE)..........................1.41
  ELGIN 2W (KANE)..............................1.41
  OAK BROOK (DU PAGE)..........................1.41
  CHATSWORTH (LIVINGSTON)......................1.40
  DOWNERS GROVE 2SE (DU PAGE)..................1.40
  HIGHWOOD 1S (LAKE)...........................1.40
  FOX LAKE 2SE (LAKE)..........................1.40
  MENDOTA 2SE (LA SALLE).......................1.40
  CHATSWORTH (LIVINGSTON)......................1.40
  BEECHER 3SSE (WILL)..........................1.40
  NEW LENOX 3E (WILL)..........................1.39
  AURORA (KANE)................................1.38
  ELMHURST (DU PAGE)...........................1.37
  ELGIN 1WSW (KANE)............................1.37
  ALGONQUIN 1ENE (MCHENRY).....................1.37
  KANKAKEE (KANKAKEE)..........................1.37
  MENDOTA (LA SALLE)...........................1.37
  CHICAGO 6ESE (COOK)..........................1.35
  ELGIN (KANE).................................1.34
  ELGIN 1S (KANE)..............................1.34
  CARY (MCHENRY)...............................1.34
  MANHATTAN 5ENE (WILL)........................1.34
  MANHATTAN (WILL).............................1.34
  OAK LAWN (COOK)..............................1.33
  ELMHURST 1ESE (DU PAGE)......................1.33
  ST. CHARLES 6NW (KANE).......................1.33
  LAKE VILLA 1SSW (LAKE).......................1.33
  ELGIN (KANE).................................1.32
  HOFFMAN ESTATES 5W (COOK)....................1.32
  ORLAND HILLS 1S (COOK).......................1.31
  KANKAKEE 3SE (KANKAKEE)......................1.31
  BUFFALO GROVE 2N (LAKE)......................1.31
  WONDER LAKE 1WNW (MCHENRY)...................1.31
  PARK FOREST (COOK)...........................1.31
  PALATINE 1E (COOK)...........................1.30
  CORTLAND (DE KALB)...........................1.30
  MOMENCE 3NE (KANKAKEE).......................1.30
  MARENGO (MCHENRY)............................1.30
  MILFORD (IROQUOIS)...........................1.30
  MORRIS (GRUNDY)..............................1.30
  ROSCOE 2ESE (WINNEBAGO)......................1.29
  ROSCOE 2SE (WINNEBAGO).......................1.29
  CHICAGO RIDGE (COOK).........................1.28
  WORTH (COOK).................................1.28
  LINCOLNSHIRE 1N (LAKE).......................1.28
  CARY 2NE (MCHENRY)...........................1.28
  JOLIET (WILL)................................1.28
  ROCHELLE (OGLE)..............................1.28
  HARVARD (MCHENRY)............................1.26
  PARK FOREST 1NNE (COOK)......................1.26
  DARIEN 1ENE (DU PAGE)........................1.26
  OREGON (OGLE)................................1.26
  LANSING (COOK)...............................1.25
  ORLAND HILLS 1SE (COOK)......................1.25
  ELGIN 2WNW (KANE)............................1.25
  MELROSE PARK 2NW (COOK)......................1.22
  WADSWORTH 1SSE (LAKE)........................1.22
  SENECA 2SSW (LA SALLE).......................1.22
  LANSING (COOK)...............................1.22
  AMBOY (LEE)..................................1.21
  KANKAKEE (KANKAKEE)..........................1.21
  CAPRON (BOONE)...............................1.19
  MORRIS 5NNW (GRUNDY).........................1.19
  WINTHROP HARBOR 1SSW (LAKE)..................1.19
  MACHESNEY PARK 3ENE (WINNEBAGO)..............1.18
  HOMEWOOD (COOK)..............................1.17
  DIXON 3NNW (LEE).............................1.17
  ASHTON (LEE).................................1.16
  AMBOY (LEE)..................................1.16
  DIXON 2SW (LEE)..............................1.16
  LAKE ZURICH (LAKE)...........................1.16
  ROCKFORD 4NW (WINNEBAGO).....................1.16
  BEACH PARK 1W (LAKE).........................1.15
  ALSIP (COOK).................................1.14
  LAKE BLUFF 1W (LAKE).........................1.13
  MIDWAY (COOK)................................1.12
  MUNDELEIN (LAKE).............................1.12
  BYRON 3N (OGLE)..............................1.11
  BELVIDERE (BOONE)............................1.10
  DE KALB (DE KALB)............................1.10
  WAUKEGAN 2N (LAKE)...........................1.08
  HAWTHORN WOODS 1N (LAKE).....................1.08
  ISLAND LAKE 1SSW (MCHENRY)...................1.08
  ROCKFORD (WINNEBAGO).........................1.07
  PAXTON (FORD)................................1.06
  GURNEE 2W (LAKE).............................1.04
  NEW LENOX 4SE (WILL).........................1.04
  ARLINGTON HEIGHTS 2NNW (COOK)................1.03
  ROCKFORD 1NW (WINNEBAGO).....................1.03
  STEWARD (LEE)................................1.03
  ROCKFORD 3NE (WINNEBAGO).....................1.02
  PAXTON (FORD)................................1.00
  POPLAR GROVE 5NNE (BOONE)....................0.99
  BARRINGTON (LAKE)............................0.92
  ROCHELLE (OGLE)..............................0.89
  MORRIS (GRUNDY)..............................0.65

INDIANA                                        RAIN
  LOCATION (COUNTY):                           FALL (IN)

  RENSSELAER 10NNE (JASPER)....................2.05
  WHEATFIELD 3S (JASPER).......................2.03
  RENSSELAER 4N (JASPER).......................1.89
  MOROCCO (NEWTON).............................1.84
  BROOK 4W (NEWTON)............................1.82
  DE MOTTE 1NNW (JASPER).......................1.79
  DE MOTTE 1SSW (JASPER).......................1.71
  DE MOTTE 4SW (JASPER)........................1.70
  KENTLAND 1NNW (NEWTON).......................1.65
  REMINGTON (JASPER)...........................1.63
  RENSSELAER 2SSW (JASPER).....................1.61
  (KB9F)VALPARAISO 4S (PORTER).................1.61
  ST. JOHN (LAKE)..............................1.60
  (W9OPR)WHEATFIELD 1ENE (JASPER)..............1.55
  RENSSELAER (JASPER)..........................1.51
  VALPARAISO 6S (PORTER).......................1.47
  CROWN POINT 1N (LAKE)........................1.46
  CROWN POINT (LAKE)...........................1.45
  LAKES OF THE FOUR SEASONS (PORTER)...........1.45
  VALPARAISO 7WSW (PORTER).....................1.44
  DYER 1WNW (LAKE).............................1.40
  CROWN POINT 2WSW (LAKE)......................1.40
  VALPARAISO (PORTER)..........................1.38
  HEBRON 4NE (PORTER)..........................1.36
  VALPARAISO 3WSW (PORTER).....................1.36
  VALPARAISO (PORTER)..........................1.36
  (W9MAL)MERRILLVILLE 2NNW (LAKE)..............1.35
  VALPARAISO 2NW (PORTER)......................1.35
  VALPARAISO 1ENE (PORTER).....................1.35
  VALPARAISO 6NW (PORTER)......................1.34
  VALPARAISO 5NNE (PORTER).....................1.34
  VALPARAISO 5NNE (PORTER).....................1.34
  VALPARAISO 6SSW (PORTER).....................1.33
  VALPARAISO 1NNW (PORTER).....................1.33
  VALPARAISO 1SE (PORTER)......................1.32
  LAKE VILLAGE (NEWTON)........................1.31
  VALPARAISO 4SW (PORTER)......................1.27
  VALPARAISO 6WSW (PORTER).....................1.27
  VALPARAISO 2N (PORTER).......................1.25
  DE MOTTE 6S (JASPER).........................1.23
  PORTAGE 1ESE (PORTER)........................1.20
  VALPARAISO 6NW (PORTER)......................1.20
  INDIANA DUNES (PORTER).......................1.18
  PORTAGE 3E (PORTER)..........................1.18
  (WV90)HOBART 1ENE (LAKE).....................1.16
  REMINGTON (JASPER)...........................1.15
  RENSSELAER 2N (JASPER).......................1.15
  PORTER 1S (PORTER)...........................1.13
  CHESTERTON 1ENE (PORTER).....................1.12

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Anomalous Moisture

     A slow moving upper trough on January 29th brought a plume of deep subtropical moisture northward over the region.  This "atmospheric river" was parked over the area much of the day and night.  The total atmospheric moisture (precipitable water) was at record levels for January.  A map of analyzed 5 pm precipitable water is shown below in the left image, with 1.20-1.30 values analyzed.   Just like moisture in a towel or sponge, the atmosphere can also be "rung out" as the water vapor condenses and falls as precipitation.  So replenishing the moisture is important for heavy rain events.  The bottom right image basically shows a replenishing moisture variable called moisture transport at around 5,000 ft.  This was notably strong (for anytime of year) and focused directly into the local area.  Together, this helped to increase the efficiency and longevity of the rainfall rates.

Jan 29th 5 pm:  Precipitable Water

Jan 29th 5 pm:  850mb Moisture Transport

Precipitable Water

Moisture Transport

 



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