2013 Chicago and Rockford Climate Statistics

PUBLIC INFORMATION STATEMENT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE CHICAGO IL
1100 AM CST WED JAN 01 2014

...A LOOK BACK AT THE CLIMATE FOR 2013 FOR CHICAGO AND ROCKFORD...

AT CHICAGO...THE AVERAGE HIGH TEMPERATURE FOR 2013 WAS 57.8 DEGREES
WHICH IS 1.3 DEGREES BELOW THE 1981 TO 2010 AVERAGE OF 59.1 DEGREES.
THE AVERAGE LOW TEMPERATURE WAS 40.3 DEGREES WHICH IS 0.5 DEGREES
BELOW THE 1981 TO 2010 AVERAGE OF 40.8 DEGREES. THE MEAN AVERAGE
TEMPERATURE FOR THE YEAR WAS 49.1 DEGREES WHICH IS 0.8 DEGREES BELOW
THE NORMAL AVERAGE OF 49.9 DEGREES.

A TOTAL OF 42.09 INCHES OF PRECIPITATION WAS RECORDED DURING THE
YEAR...WHICH IS 5.20 INCHES ABOVE NORMAL.

A TOTAL OF 44.3 INCHES OF SNOW WAS RECORDED DURING THE YEAR...WHICH
IS 8.0 INCHES ABOVE NORMAL.

RECORDS ESTABLISHED DURING 2013...

JANUARY --
* RECORD HIGH MINIMUM TEMPERATURE OF 42 DEGREES ON THE 11TH
* RECORD HIGH MAXIMUM TEMPERATURE OF 63 DEGREES ON THE 29TH
* RECORD HIGH MINIMUM TEMPERATURE OF 39 DEGREES ON THE 29TH
* RECORD HIGH DAILY PRECIPITATION OF 1.33 INCHES ON THE 29TH

FEBRUARY --
* RECORD DAILY SNOWFALL OF 4.8 INCHES ON THE 26TH

MARCH --
* RECORD DAILY SNOWFALL OF 9.2 INCHES ON THE 5TH
* RECORD DAILY PRECIPITATION OF 0.87 INCHES ON THE 10TH

APRIL --
* WETTEST APRIL ON RECORD WITH 8.68 INCHES
* RECORD DAILY PRECIPITATION OF 2.01 INCHES ONT HE 17TH

MAY --
NO RECORDS SET

JUNE --
* RECORD DAILY PRECIPITATION OF 1.48 INCHES ON THE 26TH

JULY --
* RECORD LOW MAXIMUM TEMPERATURE OF 65 DEGREES ON THE 27TH

AUGUST --
* TIED RECORD HIGH MINIMUM TEMPERATURE OF 77 DEGREES ON 28TH (1973)
* TIED RECORD HIGH TEMPERATURE OF 96 DEGREES ON THE 30TH (1925, 1953)

SEPTEMBER --
* TIED RECORD HIGH TEMPERATURE OF 95 DEGREES ON THE 10TH (1983)

OCTOBER --
NO RECORDS SET

NOVEMBER --
NO RECORDS SET

DECEMBER --
NO RECORDS SET

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AT ROCKFORD...THE AVERAGE HIGH TEMPERATURE FOR 2013 WAS 57.6 DEGREES
WHICH IS 1.7 DEGREES BELOW THE 1981 TO 2010 AVERAGE OF 59.3 DEGREES.
THE AVERAGE LOW TEMPERATURE WAS 38.0 DEGREES WHICH IS 1.2 DEGREES
BELOW THE 1981 TO 2010 AVERAGE OF 39.2 DEGREES. THE MEAN AVERAGE
TEMPERATURE FOR THE YEAR WAS 47.8 DEGREES WHICH IS 1.4 DEGREES BELOW
THE NORMAL AVERAGE OF 49.2 DEGREES.

A TOTAL OF 40.57 INCHES OF PRECIPITATION WAS RECORDED DURING THE
YEAR...WHICH IS 4.33 INCHES ABOVE NORMAL.

A TOTAL OF 57.1 INCHES OF SNOW WAS RECORDED DURING THE YEAR...WHICH
IS 20.4 INCHES ABOVE NORMAL. THIS MAKES 2013 THE 5TH SNOWIEST YEAR
ON RECORD SINCE 1905.

RECORDS ESTABLISHED DURING 2013...

JANUARY --
* RECORD HIGH MINIMUM TEMPERATURE OF 40 SET ON THE 11TH
* RECORD HIGH TEMPERATURE OF 62 ON THE 29TH
* RECORD HIGH MINIMUM TEMPERATURE OF 38 ON THE 29TH

FEBRUARY --
* RECORD DAILY PRECIPITATION OF 0.65 INCHES ON THE 7TH

MARCH --
* RECORD DAILY SNOWFALL OF 9.6 INCHES ON THE 5TH

APRIL --
* RECORD DAILY RAINFALL OF 3.06 INCHES ON THE 17TH
* RECORD DAILY RAINFALL OF 1.62 INCHES ON THE 18TH

MAY --
* TIED RECORD HIGH TEMPERATURE OF 92 DEGREES ON 14TH (2007)

JUNE --
* RECORD DAILY RAINFALL OF 2.36 INCHES ON THE 22ND

JULY --
* RECORD DAILY MAXIMUM TEMPERATURE OF 65 DEGREES ON THE 27TH

AUGUST --
NO RECORDS SET

SEPTEMBER --
* TIED RECORD HIGH TEMPERATURE OF 96 DEGREES ON THE 10TH (1931)

OCTOBER --
* TIED RECORD LOW TEMPERATURE OF 23 DEGREES ON THE 25TH (1987)

NOVEMBER --
NO RECORDS SET

DECEMBER --
* RECORD DAILY PRECIPITATION OF 0.56 INCHES ON THE 22ND
* RECORD DAILY SNOWFALL OF 5.0 INCHES ON THE 22ND

YEARLY --
* 5TH SNOWIEST YEAR ON RECORD

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