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PUBLIC INFORMATION STATEMENT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE QUAD CITIES IA IL
300 PM CST THU DEC 23 1999

...CLIMATOLOGICAL HIGHLIGHTS DURING THE 1900s IN THE QUAD CITIES...

HERE IS A RECAP OF SOME SIGNIFICANT CLIMATIC EVENTS THAT IMPACTED
RESIDENTS OF THE QUAD CITIES AREA DURING THE 1900s.

1901 A JULY HEAT WAVE RESULTED IN 21 CONSECUTIVE DAYS OF HIGH
TEMPERATURES OF 90 DEGREES OR ABOVE FROM JULY 9 TO JULY 29.
1901 WAS ALSO THE DRIEST YEAR OF THE 1900s WITH ONLY 17.33
INCHES OF PRECIPITATION.

1901-02 LEAST SNOWFALL RECORDED FOR THE SEASON...WITH ONLY 11.1 INCHES
FROM JULY 1901 THROUGH JUNE 1902.

1921-22 LEAST SNOWFALL RECORDED FOR WINTER...WITH ONLY 6 INCHES OF
SNOW FROM DECEMBER THROUGH FEBRUARY. 1921 WAS ALSO THE
WARMEST YEAR WITH AN AVERAGE TEMPERATURE OF 54.3 DEGREES.

1922 LEAST SNOWFALL RECORDED FOR A YEAR...WITH ONLY 7.1 INCHES.

1936 A RECORD HEAT WAVE BAKED THE MIDWEST...AND QUAD CITIANS HAD
TO COPE WITH THE EXTREME HEAT WITHOUT THE BENEFIT OF AIR-
CONDITIONING. THE TEMPERATURE REACHED 100 DEGREES OR ABOVE
FOR A RECORD 11 CONSECUTIVE DAYS FROM JULY 5 TO JULY 11. THE
ALL-TIME HIGH AND HIGH MINIMUM TEMPERATURES FOR THE QUAD
CITIES WERE RECORDED ON JULY 14...WHEN THE MERCURY REACHED A
SIZZLING 111 DEGREES AND ONLY DROPPED TO A LOW 0F 84. IT WAS
THE WARMEST SUMMER ON RECORD...WITH AN AVERAGE TEMPERATURE OF
78.8 DEGREES. JULY WAS ALSO THE WARMEST MONTH WITH AN AVERAGE
TEMPERATURE OF 85.0 DEGREES.

1940 QUAD CITIANS SHIVERED THROUGH A TWO WEEK COLD SPELL WHEN THE
HIGH TEMPERATURE WAS ZERO DEGREES OR BELOW FOR 14 DAYS...FROM
JANUARY 15 THROUGH JANUARY 28.

1951 A RECORD 3.28 INCHES OF RAIN FELL IN ONE HOUR ON AUGUST 29.

1952 A FALL DROUGHT RESULTED IN THE LONGEST PERIOD WITHOUT
MEASURABLE PRECIPITATION...45 DAYS...FROM OCTOBER 2 TO
NOVEMBER 15.

1961 MOISTURE STREAMING NORTH FROM HURRICANE CARLA PRODUCED A 24-
HOUR RAINFALL RECORD OF 6.29 INCHES FROM SEPTEMBER 12 TO 13.

1973 GREATEST YEARLY PRECIPITATION TOTAL OF 56.36 INCHES RECORDED.

1974-75 GREATEST SEASONAL SNOWFALL WAS RECORDED...69.7 INCHES.

1977-78 THERE WAS A RECORD 43 DAYS DURING THE WINTER WHEN THE LOW
TEMPERATURE WAS ZERO DEGREES OR BELOW.

1978-79 THE WINTER OF 1978-79 WILL LONG BE REMEMBERED FOR NOT ONLY
HEAVY SNOW...BUT BITTERLY COLD TEMPERATURES. A WINTER SEASON
RECORD 52.9 INCHES OF SNOW FELL...AND THE AVERAGE TEMPERATURE
DURING THE WINTER WAS A RECORD LOW 14.1 DEGREES.

1979 JANUARY WAS A RECORD-BREAKING MONTH IN TERMS OF SNOWFALL AND
ARCTIC COLD TEMPERATURES. 18.4 INCHES OF SNOW FELL FROM
JANUARY 12 TO 14...A RECORD FOR A SINGLE STORM. A RECORD 26.7
INCHES FELL DURING THE MONTH...WHILE THE SNOW DEPTH WAS A
RECORD 28 INCHES FROM JANUARY 14 TO 19. JANUARY WAS ALSO THE
COLDEST MONTH EVER IN THE QUAD CITIES...WITH AN AVERAGE
TEMPERATURE OF ONLY 6.3 DEGREES. THE MERCURY DIPPED TO 27
BELOW ZERO ON JANUARY 2...THE 2ND COLDEST READING EVER.

1983
AND 1985 RANKED IN THE TOP FIVE COLDEST DECEMBERS ON RECORD.

1987 THE WETTEST AUGUST...15.23 INCHES.

1993 RECORD FLOODING ON THE MISSISSIPPI RIVER AND IT/S TRIBUTARIES
GRABBED NATIONAL HEADLINES. THE SUMMER OF 1993 WAS THE
WETTEST SEASON EVER IN THE QUAD CITIES...WITH A TOTAL OF 26.79
INCHES OF PRECIPITATION.

1996 AN OUTBREAK OF ARCTIC AIR GRIPPED THE MIDWEST DURING LATE
JANUARY INTO EARLY FEBRUARY. THE ALL-TIME RECORD LOW
TEMPERATURE OF 28 DEGREES BELOW ZERO WAS RECORDED IN THE QUAD
CITIES ON FEBRUARY 3. THE MERCURY WAS BELOW ZERO FOR 120
CONSECUTIVE HOURS FROM JANUARY 30 TO FEBRUARY 4.

1997 RECORD SNOWFALL FOR A YEAR OF 71.1 INCHES RECORDED.

1999 BLIZZARD CONDITIONS WERE EXPERIENCED IN EARLY JANUARY.

1999 A 36 DAY LONG FALL DROUGHT...FROM OCTOBER 17 TO NOVEMBER 21...
WAS THE 3RD LONGEST PERIOD OF CONSECUTIVE DAYS WITHOUT
MEASURABLE PRECIPITATION.


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