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Public Information Statement
Statement as of 11:34 am EDT on April 1, 2015

...A Look Back At The Climate For The Month Of March 2015 For
Chicago And Rockford...


At Chicago... the average high temperature was 44.4 degrees which is
2.2 degrees below normal. The average low temperature was 26.3
degrees which is 2.9 degrees below normal. The average temperature
for the month was 35.4 degrees which is 2.5 degrees below normal.
During the month of March... 1.10 inches of precipitation was
recorded which is 1.40 inches below normal. 7.1 inches of snow was
recorded during the month... which is 1.5 inches above the normal
snowfall for March.

Records for Chicago for the month of March 2015...

Daily records...
March 6... set record for low minimum with 0...
                               ... old record 2 in 1960.

At Rockford... the average high temperature was 45.5 degrees which is
1.4 degrees below normal. The average low temperature was 23.8
degrees which is 3.7 degrees below normal. The average temperature
for the month was 34.6 degrees which is 2.6 degrees below normal.
During the month of March... 1.30 inches of precipitation was
recorded which is 1.02 inches below normal. 7.6 inches of snow was
recorded during the month... which is 2.8 inches above the normal
snowfall for March.

Records for Rockford for the month of March 2015...

Daily records...
Mar 5... set record for lowest maximum temperature with 13... ... old record 17 in
                                      ... old record 17 in 1960.

Mar 23... set record snowfall for day with 5.1 inches...
                          ... old record was 1.9 inches in 1965.