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PUBLIC INFORMATION STATEMENT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE CHICAGO IL
846 PM CDT THU AUG 29 2013 /946 PM EDT THU AUG 29 2013/

...BACK TO SCHOOL HEAT...

IN WHAT LOOKS TO BE A NEAR NORMAL TEMPERATURE SUMMER AS A
WHOLE...THE FINAL DAYS OF AUGUST 2013 HAVE BEEN A WARM FINALE. IN
FACT...THIS LOOKS TO POTENTIALLY FINISH IN THE TOP TEN WARMEST ENDS
TO AUGUST ON RECORD FOR AREA CLIMATE SITES. FOR THOSE STUDENTS AND
TEACHERS THAT HAVE HEADED BACK TO SCHOOL...THIS IS CERTAINLY NOT THE
IDEAL TIME FOR SOME OF THE WARMER WEATHER OF THE SUMMER!

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WARMEST AUGUST 20TH-31ST STRETCHES:  CHICAGO /SINCE 1872/

RANK   YEAR    AVG TEMP
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1.     1959      82.4
2.     1947      80.1
3.     1948      80.0
4.     1953      79.0
5.     1955      78.0
       1973      78.0
7.     1980      77.7
       1960      77.7
9.     1995      77.5
10.    1962      77.4
11.    2013*     77.3

*=THROUGH AUGUST 29TH.

THE AVERAGE TEMPERATURE IS LIKELY TO CLIMB AROUND A FEW TENTHS BY
THE END OF SATURDAY THE 31ST.

FRIDAY WILL LIKELY SEE THE 4TH 90 DEGREE PLUS TEMPERATURE SINCE
AUGUST 20TH IN CHICAGO. ONLY 14 PERCENT OF LATE AUGUSTS HAVE THAT
MANY 90 DEGREE PLUS DAYS. IRONICALLY LAST YEAR HAD FIVE DAYS.

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WARMEST AUGUST 20TH-31ST STRETCHES:  ROCKFORD /SINCE 1906/

RANK   YEAR    AVG TEMP
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1.     1947      80.9
2.     1948      79.9
3.     1959      79.3
4.     1983      77.5
5.     1991      76.9
6.     1953      76.6
7.     1955      76.5
8.     1995      75.8
9.     2013*     75.7
10.    2003      75.3

*=THROUGH AUGUST 29TH.

THE AVERAGE TEMPERATURE IS LIKELY TO CLIMB A FEW TENTHS BY THE END
OF SATURDAY THE 31ST.

FRIDAY WILL LIKELY SEE THE 4TH 90 DEGREE PLUS TEMPERATURE SINCE
AUGUST 20TH IN ROCKFORD. ONLY 20 PERCENT OF LATE AUGUSTS HAVE THAT
MANY 90 DEGREE PLUS DAYS.

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MTF


 

 



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