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Fall 2016 Review
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Rockford Warmest Autumns
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Chicago Warmest Autumns
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November 2016 Review
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Climate Maps are from the Midwest and Northeast Regional Climate Centers and Illinois State Water Survey

 

 

 


 

Chicago and Rockford Seasonal Summary
 
Public Information Statement
National Weather Service Chicago IL
807 AM CST Thu Dec 1 2016 /907 AM EST Thu Dec 1 2016/

...A Look Back at the Climate for Meteorological Fall (September,
October, November) 2016 for Chicago and Rockford...

At Chicago, the average high temperature for the fall season was
66.3 degrees, which is 4.5 degrees above the 1981 to 2010
average. The average low temperature was 49.2 degrees, which is
6.0 degrees above normal. The mean temperature for the season was
57.8 degrees, which is 5.3 degrees above normal.

A total of 7.22 inches of precipitation was recorded during this
past fall, which is 2.29 inches below normal. There was a trace of
snow recorded at Chicago, which is 1.4 inches below normal.

Records established or tied during the fall months:

September
* No daily records.

October
* Record daily warmest minimum temperature of 67 degrees on the 17th
* Record daily precipitation of 1.60 inches on the 26th

November
* Record daily warmest temperature of 61 degrees on the 1st
* 7th warmest November on record since 1872 at 46.8 degrees

At Rockford, the average high temperature was 67.1 degrees, which
is 5.2 degrees above normal. The average low temperature was 47.4
degrees, which is 6.3 degrees above normal. The mean temperature
for the season was 57.3 degrees, which is 5.8 degrees above
normal.

A total of 7.36 inches of precipitation was recorded during this
past fall, which was 1.24 inches below normal. In addition, a
trace of snow was recorded, which is 1.8 inches below normal.

Records established or tied during the fall months:

September
No daily records. 2nd warmest September on record since 1906 at
69.3 degrees.

October
* Tied record daily warmest minimum temperature of 65 degrees on
  the 16th
* Record daily warmest minimum temperature of 68 degrees on the 17th

November
* Record daily warmest minimum temperature of 60 degrees on the 1st
* Tied record daily warmest maximum temperature of 73 degrees on
  the 17th
* Record daily precipitation of 1.03 inches on the 28th
* 3rd warmest November on record since 1905 at 45.9 degrees

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Latest Seasonal Climate Report: Chicago  |  Rockford
 

Chicago and Rockford Latest Monthly Summary
 
Public Information Statement
National Weather Service Chicago IL
741 AM CST Thu Dec 1 2016 /841 AM EST Thu Dec 1 2016/

...A Look Back at the Climate for the Month of November 2016 for
Chicago and Rockford...

At Chicago, the average high temperature was 55.3 degrees, which
is 7.1 degrees above normal. The average low temperature was 38.3
degrees, which is 5.9 degrees above normal. The average
temperature for the month was 46.8 degrees which is 6.5 degrees
above normal. During the month of November, 1.69 inches of
precipitation were recorded, which is 1.64 inches below normal.
A trace of snow was recorded, which is 1.2 inches below normal.

One record was set for Chicago for the month of November 2016:
* Record daily warmest minimum temperature of 61 degrees on the 1st.

One Top Ten Monthly Records:
**7th warmest November on record since 1872 at 46.8 degrees.


At Rockford, the average high temperature was 55.4 degrees, which
is 7.8 degrees above normal. The average low temperature was 36.3
degrees, which is 6.0 degrees above normal. The average
temperature for the month was 45.9 degrees, which is 7.0 degrees
above normal. During the month of November, 2.67 inches of
precipitation were recorded, which is 0.09 inches above normal.
A trace of snow was recorded, which is 1.7 inches below normal.

There were 3 records for Rockford for the month of November 2016:
* Record daily highest minimum temperature of 60 degrees on the 1st.
* Tied daily maximum temperature of 73 degrees on the 17th.
* Record daily precipitation of 1.03 inches on the 28th.

One Top Ten Monthly Records:
**Third warmest November on record since 1905 at 45.9 degrees.

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Latest Monthly Climate Report: Chicago  |  Rockford

Late First Freeze

 

Rockford Latest Freeze     Chicago Freeze Info

 

Public Information Statement
National Weather Service Chicago IL
151 AM CST Sat Nov 12 2016 /251 AM EST Sat Nov 12 2016/

...Rockford Sets Record for Latest First Autumn Freeze...

Just prior to midnight on Friday evening November 11, the
official temperature at Rockford had dropped to 32 degrees. This
was the first freezing temperature of the autumn season and is the
latest first freeze on record (dating back to 1905). It breaks the
old record of November 4, 1973 by an entire week. The normal first
freeze for Rockford is October 8.

The length of time between the last spring freeze and the first
autumn freeze, sometimes referred to as the growing season, was
technically not a record in 2016 for Rockford. This was because
the last spring freeze on May 15 was late compared to the normal
of April 28. However, the low on May 15 was only 31 degrees and
it was the only subfreezing low after April 12 and likely did not
have an impact on most agriculture. Had April 12 been the final
freeze, the 213 days between last and first freeze would have been
a record topping the 203 days in 1973. This year`s growing season
length for Rockford will officially go down as 179 days. The
normal is 162 days.

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