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Special Statement

Statement as of 5:15 AM EST on February 28, 2015

Expires 1:00 PM EST on February 28, 2015


Snow will overspread the region starting late this evening. A
dusting up to around an inch of snow is possible across northern
Illinois and Northwest Indiana by around midnight tonight. Snow
will continue south of Interstate 80 overnight while a lull is
expected farther north... then snow will resume again area wide
Sunday morning into the afternoon. Through Sunday evening... total
snowfall is expected to range from a dusting up to 2 inches north
of the I-80 corridor... with 2 to 5 inches south... though southern
portions of Ford... Iroquois... and Benton counties may see 4 to 6
inches.


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415 am CST Sat Feb 28 2015 /515 am EST Sat Feb 28 2015/

Snow will overspread the region starting late this evening. A
dusting up to around an inch of snow is possible across northern
Illinois and Northwest Indiana by around midnight tonight. Snow
will continue south of Interstate 80 overnight while a lull is
expected farther north... then snow will resume again area wide
Sunday morning into the afternoon. Through Sunday evening... total
snowfall is expected to range from a dusting up to 2 inches north
of the I-80 corridor... with 2 to 5 inches south... though southern
portions of Ford... Iroquois... and Benton counties may see 4 to 6
inches.


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Record Report

Statement as of 6:28 AM CST on February 28, 2015


... Record low temperature set for February 28th at Rockford IL...


A record low temperature of -16 degrees was set at the Rockford
Airport this morning. This breaks the old record of -7 set in 1962.

The temperature may still drop a degree or two as usually the lowest
temperature is reached around sunrise.



Public Information Statement

Statement as of 8:32 AM CST on February 28, 2015


... More record breaking cold in a remarkably cold February...

Chicago
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the temperature bottomed out at -10 degrees this morning at
ohare... shattering the previous record low of 0 for February
28th... set in 1884. This is the second latest temperature of -10
or colder in Chicago. The latest occurred on March 4th
1873... which had a low of -12 degrees.

This was the 8th occurrence of subzero low temperatures this
month... which is tied for the 5th most subzero lows in February on
record with 5 other februaries.

Most subzero lows in February in Chicago
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rank number of subzero days
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1 12 in 1875 and 1936
3 9 in 1885 and 1905
5 8 in 1895... 1917... 1979... 2007 and 2015

Rockford
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the temperature plummeted to -16 degrees at Rockford this
morning... which also shattered the previous record low for
February 28th... set in 1962. The reading this morning is the
latest temperature this cold on record in Rockford.

Friday February 27th set 2 record cold temperatures. The low of
-15 tied 1994 for the record low for the date... previously the
coldest temperature this late in the season in Rockford. In
addition... the high temperature of 12 degrees set a new record
cold high. The previous record of 15 degrees was set in 2014.

This was the 10th occurrence of subzero low temperatures this
month... which is tied for the 8th most subzero lows in February on
record with 3 other februaries.

Most subzero lows in February in Rockford
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rank number of subzero days
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1 18 in 1936
2 13 in 2014
3 12 in 1929
4 11 in 1958... 1963... 1978 and 1979
8 10 in 1980... 2007 and 2015


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