Only 24 more days until Christmas! Hard to believe we're in the final month of 2016. And what a year it's been. Most of the year has been feeling the effect of last year's El Niño and that's part of the reason the past several months have been so warm.
Seasonal stats coming in from the Chicago National Weather Service Thursday show that not only was the month of November exceptionally warm, but the entire 3 month period of Meteorological Fall was also warm.
It should also be no surprise that the month of November also ended on a warm note. November 2016 will go down as the third warmest November on record for Rockford since records began in 1905! The month had an average temperature of 45.9 degrees - a whole seven degrees above average!