McHenry Severe Watches & Warnings NOAA Weather Radio

Public Information Statement
Statement as of 7:45 am CDT on September 1, 2014

...A look back at the climate for Summer 2014 for Chicago and Rockford...

At Chicago...the average high temperature for the season was 81.0 degrees which is 0.9 degrees below the 1981 to 2010 average. The average low temperature was 62.4 degrees which is 0.7 degrees above the 1981 to 2010 average. Overall...the average temperature for the season was 71.7 degrees which is 0.1 degrees below normal.

A total of 17.25 inches of precipitation was recorded during this past Summer...which is 5.20 inches above normal. This makes Summer 2014 the 9th wettest Summer on record since 1871.

At Rockford...the average high temperature was 80.8 degrees which is 1.9 degrees below normal. The average low temperature was 60.7 degrees which is 0.3 degrees below normal. Overall...the average temperature for the season was 70.8 degrees which is 1.0 degree below normal.

A total of 16.28 inches of precipitation was recorded during this past Summer...which was 3.09 inches above normal. This made Summer 2014 the 19st wettest Summer on record since 1905. In addition...a trace of snow was reported due to hail.