A year ago today…

I keep hearing that we should have had a few 40° temps in the month of February.  Most of us are wondering where they went, or why didn’t they show up.   So I decided to do some digging and see what the weather was like here in Rockford a year ago.  And to my surprise, we had some crazy weather that day, well actually that whole week.

Let’s take a look:

Averages    High: 37°   Low: 20°

Feb. 25th 2009-    According to climate records, we started off that morning with overcast skies, south winds around 10 mph and temps in the mid 30s.  Throughout the day we warmed up very quickly to the lower 50s with a few spots of sunshine.

Now if we rewind back to the beginning of that week on Monday, we started off with a low of 2° and warmed up to a high of 24°… sound familiar.

After the 50s on the 25th, a well defined storm system came through and gave us thunderstorms on the 26th and then snow showers on the 27th – 28th.   On the 26th, temps went from the mid 40s with t-storms to the lower 30s and freezing drizzle that night.

Oh, and ten years ago today we had a very early 70° temperature (which set a record high).

Crazy Rockford Weather!!!

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This post was written by qni_it on February 25, 2010

3 Comments so far

  1. Brad Hruza February 25, 2010 10:19 AM

    Wow welcome to Illinois Winters lol Or the day of the Poplar Grove Tornado I believe the teps were in the low 70s and that was in the start of January and if I remember correctly just a couple days later it was snowing again.

  2. tony February 25, 2010 10:45 AM

    Actually brad, you are close. On the day of the poplar grove tornado, temps were in the 60s and I think it did snow a couple days later, but I don’t really remember. I do know exactly one month after the tornado we had the storm that gave us anywhere from 13-20 inches of snow.

  3. Aaron Brackett February 25, 2010 2:24 PM

    There were actually 4 inches of measured snowfall on the ground a mere 3 days before the tornado on the 7th of January 2008. The official high in Rockford was 65 that day..quite a rarity.

    -AB

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