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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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