Snowing Every Other Day This Winter...Literally!

PUBLIC INFORMATION STATEMENT...UPDATED NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE CHICAGO IL 505 PM CST MON JAN 27 2014 /605 PM EST MON JAN 27 2014/  ...IT IS SNOWING EVERY OTHER DAY...LITERALLY!...  THE WINTER OF 2013-2014 HAS HAD MANY EYE-OPENING NUMBERS THAT REFLECT THE HARSHNESS OF THIS SEASON. ONE STATISTIC THAT CAN FURTHER QUANTIFY THIS IS SNOWFALL FREQUENCY. IN THE PAST 50 DAYS...DECEMBER 8TH-JANUARY 26TH...CHICAGO AND ROCKFORD HAVE HAD 27 DAYS OF ACCUMULATING SNOWFALL...THAT IS AT LEAST ONE TENTH OF AN INCH OR MORE. THAT IS A LITTLE OVER HALF THE DAYS IN THE PAST SEVEN WEEKS HAVING SEEN ACCUMULATING SNOWFALL!  ------------------------------------------------------------------ .CHICAGO  IN CHICAGO SUCH A STRETCH HAS ONLY OCCURRED FOUR OTHER TIMES SINCE 1884.  50-DAY STRETCH          ACCUMULATING SNOW DAYS   TOTAL SNOW ------------------------------------------------------------ JAN 24-MAR 14 1962               27                20.0 IN. DEC 21 1969-FEB 8 1970           27                35.8 IN. JAN 12-MAR 2 1978                28                47.4 IN. DEC 25 1978-FEB 12 1979          28                59.9 IN. DEC 8 2013-JAN 26 2014           27                47.3 IN.  CHICAGO HAS SEEN 35 OF THE PAST 50 DAYS /70 PERCENT!/ WITH AT LEAST A TRACE OF SNOW. SUCH A STRETCH WITH REGARD TO A TRACE OR MORE OF SNOW HAS ONLY OCCURRED 13 OTHER TIMES...WITH THE LAST BEING DEC 20 2010-FEB 7 2011.  IN TERMS OF PRECIPITATION...WHICH ALSO INCLUDES A FEW DAYS WITH RAIN...CHICAGO HAS HAD 30 OF THE PAST 50 DAYS WITH MEASURABLE PRECIPITATION...THAT IS AT LEAST 0.01 OF AN INCH. THAT HAS ONLY OCCURRED 10 OTHER TIMES...WITH THE LAST BEING MAY 4-JUN 22 2001.  ------------------------------------------------------------------ .ROCKFORD  IN ROCKFORD THIS HAS OCCURRED ONLY ONE OTHER TIME SINCE 1905.   50-DAY STRETCH          ACCUMULATING SNOW DAYS   TOTAL SNOW ------------------------------------------------------------ DEC 22 1993-FEB 9 1994          29                24.3 IN. DEC 8 2013-JAN 26 2014          27                32.5 IN.  ROCKFORD HAS SEEN 36 OF THE PAST 50 DAYS WITH AT LEAST A TRACE OF SNOW. SUCH A STRETCH WITH REGARD TO A TRACE OR MORE OF SNOW HAS ONLY OCCURRED 7 OTHER TIMES...WITH THE LAST BEING DEC 3 2008-JAN 21 2009.  $$  MTF
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