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Wet Travel Conditions for the East; Snow and Wind for the Pacific Northwest and Rockies

A storm lifting northward toward the Great Lakes will bring periods of rain and gusty winds for the eastern third of the country today. For the Pacific Northwest and northern Rockies, accumulating snow and strong winds will make for hazardous traveling conditions through tonight. A stronger storm is forecast early in the week with the threat of severe thunderstorms for the Mississippi Valley. Read More >


Fast Facts/Records Set:

  • Chicago (O'Hare):  October 14 rainfall of 4.19"
    • Daily record for the date breaking previous of 1.15" in 2003.
    • Calendar day record for October breaking previous of 3.95" on Oct. 3, 1954 (records date back to 1871).
    • Second wettest calendar day on record for meteorological autumn (Sept-Nov) after 6.64" on Sept 13, 2008.
    • Wettest calendar day since July 23, 2011 (6.86").
    • Two day total was 4.39" which was the 4th highest two day total in October.
  • NWS Cooperative Observer Midway Airport 3 SW: October 14 rainfall of 5.11"
    • Second wettest calendar day since 1980 after only July 17, 1996 (5.72").
    • Two day total was 5.41" which was the 6th wettest two day total since 1980.
  • Rockford: October 14 rainfall of 1.80" was a daily record for the date breaking previous of 1.07" in 2014. 

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