Grundy Severe Watches & Warnings NOAA Weather Radio

Public Information Statement
Statement as of 2:45 PM CST on November 26, 2014

...Highs remaining below 30 degrees on Thanksgiving day...

Another aspect of the cold for this November is the cold high temperatures expected for Thanksgiving day in Chicago and Rockford.

For Chicago...only 19 Thanksgiving days since 1872 have seen high temperatures below 30 degrees. Ten of the dates occurred in the late 1800s.

Chicago - 1872 to 2013. Year high temperature year high temperature 1872 - 19 1905 - 28 1876 - 27 1929 - 24 1877 - 19 1930 - 14 1880 - 29 1936 - 26 1881 - 19 1945 - 22 1886 - 26 1952 - 28 1889 - 24 1956 - 25 1892 - 28 1958 - 27 1893 - 27 1989 - 27 1898 - 24

The high temperature last year...2013 for Thanksgiving day was 34 degrees.

The high temperature forcasted for Chicago for Thanksgiving November 27 2014 is in the middle 20s.

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For Rockford...only 10 Thanksgiving days since 1905 have seen high temperatures below 30 degrees.

Rockford - 1905-2013. Year high temperature year high temperature 1930 - 17 1956 - 23 1936 - 27 1958 - 25 1938 - 29 1959 - 28 1945 - 22 1975 - 27 1952 - 25 1989 - 29

The high temperature last year...2013 for Thanksgiving day was 32 degrees.

The high temperature forcasted for Rockford for Thanksgiving November 27 2014 is in the lower 20s.