It's official! This spring's rainfall is now truly one for the books.
With just over a week left in the meteorological spring season, which runs from March 1 through May, the 14.29" which has fallen to-date, makes this Chicago's 2nd- wettest on record the past 142 years.
Wednesday downpours, some thundery, contribute to a number of 1.50"+ totals
Wednesday's selective downpours totaled 2.15" at Wilmette, 1.80" at Northfield, 1.73" Niles, 1.62" Glencoe and 1.33" at O'Hare. The latest round of t-storms has pushed May 2013's monthly tally to 3.61", while the spring total is 168% normal.
“Full-fetch” north/northeast winds shave temps by nearly 20-degrees Thursday; 9-day above normal streak ends as April-level chill takes over
Chicago temps take a big "hit" Thursday as brisk north/northeast winds travel into the city after a near-280 mile trip over Lake Michigan's chilly waters.
The set-up is predicted to slash readings by up to 20-degrees---compared to Wednesday's temps--- and will take readings down to the 50s (and even some upper 40s along Lake Michigan), level which equal the normal temps found in April.
The chill is to end the longest string of consecutive above normal days---9 of them--- in the 4.5 months since January.