Arctic chill

November 13 marked the 2nd day in a row with a high of 30°- that’s also the 2nd day at nearly 20° below average!  The Stateline also saw plenty of flurry and light snow activity, enough that the Rockford airport measured o.3″ of snow by 4 pm, but thankfully the ground and the roads were just a little too warm for accumulation.

The average low for Nov. 12 and 13 is 32°.  We didn't warm up to that value either day.

The average low for Nov. 12 and 13 is 32°. We didn’t warm up to that value either day.

There have been cold stretches like this in the past for the middle of November, but we haven’t had cold like this that stuck around in a while.

Rockford has not been this cold this early in the season since 1995.

Rockford has not been this cold this early in the season since 1995. (Courtesy National Weather Service Chicago)

With flurries in the air, and the threat for snow Saturday night, you may want to start doing your winter prepping a little early, especially as sub-freezing temperatures are expected to last well into next week.

Tasks you might want to start thinking about and doing before winter really sets in

Tasks you might want to start thinking about and doing before winter really sets in

Another item you may want to add to the list is putting up the Christmas lights.  You don’t have to turn them on, but why not put them up before everything gets icy or snowy for a while?  Installing them now means not having to deal with the more treacherous conditions.

Stay warm!

-Alex

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This post was written by Alex Kirchner on November 13, 2014

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