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Winter 2018-19 Precip and Temps Review Winter 2018-19 snowfall
Winter 2018-19 temperatures were near normal while precipitation was above normal. Winter 2018-19 snowfall was above normal across portions of extreme northern Illinois.
 
February 2019 Climate Review February 2019 snowfall
February 2019 temperatures were below normal. Active weather resulted in well-above normal precipitation. Rockford observed its wettest February on record. February 2019 snowfall differed across much of northern Illinois and northwest Indiana.  Extreme northern Illinois had above normal snowfall for the month.


 

Chicago and Rockford Seasonal Summary
 
Public Information Statement
National Weather Service Chicago IL
909 AM CST Fri Mar 1 2019 /1009 AM EST Fri Mar 1 2019/

...A Look Back at the Climate for Meteorological Winter (December
-February) 2019 for Chicago and Rockford...

At Chicago, the average high temperature for the winter season
was 33.7 degrees, which is 0.1 degree above the 1981 to 2010
average. The average low temperature was 19.7 degrees, which is
0.6 degrees above normal. The mean temperature for the season was
26.7 degrees, which is 0.3 degrees above normal.

A total of 8.09 inches of precipitation was recorded during this
past winter, which is 2.32 inches above normal. There was a total
of 28.6 inches of snow recorded at Chicago, which is 0.5 inches
above normal.

Records established or tied during the winter months:

December: None

January:
* Record daily snowfall of 5.0 inches on the 28th
* Record daily lowest minimum temperature of -23 degrees on the
  30th
* Record daily lowest maximum temperature of -10 degrees on the
  30th
* Record daily lowest minimum temperature of -21 degrees on the
  31st
* Tied record daily lowest maximum temperature of 1 degree on the
  31st

February:
* Record daily highest minimum temperature of 39 degrees on the
  3rd

At Rockford, the average high temperature was 31.1 degrees, which
is 1.1 degree below normal. The average low temperature was 16.2
degrees, which is 0.1 degrees below normal. The mean temperature
for the season was 23.7 degrees, which is 0.5 degrees below
normal.

A total of 8.96 inches of precipitation was recorded during this
past winter, which was 4.20 inches above normal. In addition, a
total of 35.3 inches of snow was recorded, which is 6.1 inches
above normal.

Records established or tied during the winter months:

December: None.

January:
* Record daily precipitation of 0.53 inches on the 7th
* Record daily lowest minimum temperature of -21 degrees on the
  26th
* Record daily lowest minimum temperature of -15 degrees on the
  27th
* Record daily snowfall of 4.0 inches on the 28th
* Record daily lowest minimum temperature of -25 degrees on the
  30th
* Record daily lowest maximum temperature of -13 degrees on the
  30th
* Record daily lowest minimum temperature of -31 degrees on the
  31st
* Low temperature of -31 degrees on the 31st is coldest
  temperature on record at Rockford

February:
* Record daily highest minimum temperature of 37 degrees on the
  3rd
* Record daily precipitation of 0.80 inches on the 5th
* Record daily precipitation of 0.69 inches on the 7th
* Record daily precipitation of 1.15 inches on the 23rd

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Latest Seasonal Climate Report: Chicago  |  Rockford
 

Chicago and Rockford Latest Monthly Summary
 
Public Information Statement
National Weather Service Chicago IL
814 AM CST Fri Mar 1 2019 /914 AM EST Fri Mar 1 2019/

...A Look Back at the Climate for the Month of February 2019 for
Chicago and Rockford...

At Chicago, the average high temperature was 34.0 degrees, which
is 1.3 degrees below normal. The average low temperature was
17.8 degrees, which is 2.3 degrees below normal. The average
temperature for the month was 25.9 degrees which is 1.8 degrees
below normal. During the month of February, 2.81 inches of
precipitation were recorded, which is 1.02 inches above normal.
9.0 inches of snow were recorded, which is 0.1 inches below
normal.

One record was set for Chicago for the month of February 2019:
* Record daily highest minimum temperature of 39 degrees on the
  3rd.

At Rockford, the average high temperature was 29.8 degrees, which
is 4.4 degrees below normal. The average low temperature was 14.3
degrees, which is 3.4 degrees below normal. The average
temperature for the month was 22.1 degrees, which is 3.8 degrees
below normal. During the month of February, 4.03 inches of
precipitation were recorded, which is 2.62 inches above normal.
9.6 inches of snow were recorded, which is 1.9 inches above
normal.

There were four records for Rockford for the month of February
2019:
* Record daily highest minimum temperature of 37 degrees on the
  3rd.
* Record daily precipitation of 0.80 inches on the 5th.
* Record daily precipitation of 0.69 inches on the 7th.
* Record daily precipitation of 1.15 inches on the 23rd.

One Top Ten Monthly Records:
**Wettest February on record since 1906 with 4.03 inches.

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