NWS October Climate Summary: 'No Significant Weather Events' in Kane

NWS October Climate Summary: ‘No Significant Weather Events’ in Kane

Probably the most significant sentence in the National Weather Service Chicago’s “October Climate Summary” was the one saying no significant weather events occurred in the area this past month.

Yes, we did have a Red Flag Warning due to “critical fire danger,” but other than that, we got through October without too much trouble, weather-wise.

“A Look Back at the Climate for the Month of October 2020 for Chicago and Rockford” bears that out.

There were no records set during the month of October 2020 for Chicago or Rockford.

At Chicago, the average high temperature was 60.9 degrees, which is 1.4 degrees below normal. The average low temperature was 42.1 degrees, which is 0.7 degrees below normal.

The average temperature for the month was 51.5 degrees, which is 1.0 degree below normal.

During the month of October, 3.65 inches of precipitation were recorded, which is 0.50 inches above normal. A trace of snow was recorded, which is 0.2 inches below normal.

At Rockford, the average high temperature was 60.6 degrees, which is 2.1 degrees below normal. The average low temperature was 38.2 degrees, which is 2.5 degrees below normal.

The average temperature for the month was 49.4 degrees, which is 2.3 degrees below normal.

During the month of October, 2.12 inches of precipitation were recorded, which is 0.55 inches below normal.

A trace of snow was recorded, which is 0.1 inches below normal. There were no records set during the month of October 2020 for Rockford.

SOURCE: NWS Chicago