Flag Day is observed annually on June 14th. This date is often associated with pleasant temperatures; after all, we are in meteorological summer. The average high temperature for Flag Day in Rockford is 81 degrees; the average low is 58 degrees.
While 2013 will be close to average, Flag Day has had its extremes in years past. In fact, Flag Day 2012 was hot and humid with a high of 88 in the Forest City. The all-time record high is 98 degrees, which occurred in 1987. The coldest temperature was 40 degrees in 1933. The rainiest was in 1926, with nearly 5 inches of rain drenching the area. The latter two records, in case you’re a history buff, were technically set before Congress established Flag Day (which happened in 1949).
This post was written by Joe Astolfi on June 14, 2013