Bitterly Cold Early Tuesday AM- The Coldest This Early Since 1978 in Chicago and Rockford!

PUBLIC INFORMATION STATEMENT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE CHICAGO IL
941 AM CST TUE DEC 10 2013 /1041 AM EST TUE DEC 10 2013/

MOST OF THE AREA OUTSIDE OF DOWNTOWN CHICAGO SAW LOW TEMPERATURES
AT OR BELOW ZERO EARLY THIS MORNING. THESE TEMPERATURES WERE THE
COLDEST OBSERVED THIS EARLY IN THE SEASON SINCE AT LEAST
2005...AND SINCE 1978 IN BOTH CHICAGO AND ROCKFORD.

OFFICIAL AND SUPPLEMENTARY NWS OBSERVATION SITES
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AURORA/SUGAR GROVE:  -13
ROCHELLE:            -13
DUPAGE AIRPORT:      -10
ROCKFORD AIRPORT:     -9
WAUKEGAN AIRPORT:     -7
CHICAGO-O`HARE:       -6
JOLIET:               -5
KANKAKEE:             -5
LANSING:              -5
NWS ROMEOVILLE:       -4
WHEELING/CHI EXEC:    -4
VALPARAISO IN:        -3
PONTIAC:              -2
PERU:                 -1
CHICAGO-MIDWAY:        1
RENSSELAER:            1
CHICAGO-NORTHERLY ISL: 3

NWS COOPERATIVE OBSERVER SITES
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ROCHELLE:            -11
PAW PAW:              -9
BARRINGTON:           -9
MARENGO:              -9
MCHENRY:              -9
DEKALB:               -7
MUNDELEIN:            -7
BATAVIA:              -6
ELGIN:                -5
MARSEILLES:           -5
DWIGHT:               -5
LISLE MORTON ARB:     -3
COAL CITY 4NNW:       -3
WATSEKA:              -2
PARK FOREST:          -2
KANKAKEE:             -1
INDIANA DUNES:        -1
OTTAWA:               -1
PAXTON:               -1
VALPARAISO 5NNE:      -1
JOLIET LOCK/DAM:       0
RENSSELAER:            1
MIDWAY COOP:           1

HISTORICAL NOTES:

CHICAGO
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THE -6 AT CHICAGO O`HARE WAS THE EARLIEST SUBZERO TEMPERATURE
IN CHICAGO SINCE -4 DEGREES ON DECEMBER 9 1995. IT WAS THE COLDEST
TEMPERATURE IN THE FIRST 10 DAYS OF DECEMBER SINCE -8 DEGREES ON
DECEMBER 10 1978...AND THE COLDEST TEMPERATURE OBSERVED IN
CHICAGO SINCE -9 DEGREES ON FEBRUARY 10 2011.

ROCKFORD
--------
THE -9 OBSERVED WAS THE EARLIEST SUBZERO TEMPERATURE IN ROCKFORD
SINCE -1 DEGREES ON DECEMBER 7 2008. IT WAS THE COLDEST
TEMPERATURE IN THE FIRST 10 DAYS OF DECEMBER SINCE -12 DEGREES ON
DECEMBER 10 1978...AND THE COLDEST TEMPERATURE OBSERVED IN
ROCKFORD SINCE -20 DEGREES ON FEBRUARY 10 2011.

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RC

 



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