Another Record for 2012

Considering how hot it’s been this summer, especially June and July, it should come as no surprise that Rockford has achieved another record.  The official high temperature in the Forest City for Friday, August 31 was 94 degrees.  That marked the 46th time this year that our thermometers rose to 90 degrees or above.

Since the official weather observation station located to Chicago Rockford International Airport in 1950, the record holding year for most 90 degree days was 1988.  The record number of days from 1988: 46.

That means this year, 2012, is tied with 1988 for the most number of 90 degree days in a year!  If we get one more day, 2012 will be solely in first place.  September is no stranger to hot weather; however, there are only 80s in the forecast for the next week.

-Joe

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Posted under 13 Climate Authority, record weather, statistics, weather

This post was written by qni_it on August 31, 2012

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