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ANNUAL WEATHER SUMMARY FOR MOLINE IL
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE QUAD CITIES IA IL
915 AM CST SAT JAN 1 2000


...1999 WAS CHARACTERIZED BY ABOVE NORMAL TEMPERATURES AND BELOW
NORMAL PRECIPITATION...


PART 1 OF 3                ...TEMPERATURE...


THE AVERAGE TEMPERATURE FOR 1999 WAS 51.7 DEGREES... OR 2.1 DEGREES 
ABOVE THE NORMAL OF 49.6 DEGREES.  THIS PLACES 1999 AS THE 13TH WARMEST 
YEAR FOR RECORDS DATING BACK TO 1872.

AVERAGE MAXIMUM FOR 1999 WAS 62.4 DEGREES... NORMAL IS 59.7
AVERAGE MINIMUM FOR 1999 WAS 41.0 DEGREES... NORMAL IS 39.5

HIGHEST TEMPERATURE IN 1999 WAS   99 DEGREES  JUL 29TH AND 30TH
LOWEST  TEMPERATURE IN 1999 WAS  -26 DEGREES  JAN 5TH
LOWEST  MAXIMUM             WAS    0 DEGREES  JAN 4TH 
HIGHEST MINIMUM             WAS   78 DEGREES  JUL 30TH

THERE WERE 6 NEW DAILY TEMPERATURE RECORDS ESTABLISHED IN 1999 AND
ONE TIED.  THE FOLLOWING IS A LIST OF THOSE RECORDS.

DATE    NEW RECORD    TYPE RECORD      OLD RECORD/YEAR

FEB  9     56          MAXIMUM         55  IN 1938
FEB 11     69          MAXIMUM         60  IN 1932 
JUL 12     53/TIED/    MINIMUM         53  IN 1975
OCT  3     44        LOWEST MAX        49  IN 1980
NOV  8     79          MAXIMUM         75  IN 1931
NOV  9     77          MAXIMUM         73  IN 1984 AND PREVIOUS YEARS 
NOV 18     74          MAXIMUM         72  IN 1953 AND PREVIOUS YEARS

NUMBER OF DAYS IN  1999  WITH A  MAXIMUM  TEMPERATURE OF
                  90 DEGREES OR ABOVE WAS 27... NORMAL IS  22.4
                  32 DEGREES OR BELOW WAS 32... NORMAL IS  49.7

NUMBER OF DAYS IN  1999  WITH A  MINIMUM  TEMPERATURE OF
                  32 DEGREES OR BELOW WAS 125... NORMAL IS 134.9
                   0 DEGREES OR BELOW WAS 10...  NORMAL IS  17.0

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   ...TABLE OF MONTHLY AVERAGE TEMPERATURES AND SOME COMPARISONS...

                                             RECORD         RECORD 
MONTH  1999   NORM    DEPARTURE    1998      WARMEST        COOLEST

JAN    19.9   19.9    NORMAL       27.1    37.6 IN 1880    6.3 IN 1979 
FEB    34.9   24.8    PLUS 10.1    37.7    39.6 IN 1882   10.4 IN 1875 
MAR    36.8   37.4    MINUS 0.6    38.7    49.8 IN 1910   19.9 IN 1960 
APR    52.3   50.4    PLUS  1.9    51.0    58.5 IN 1915   41.4 IN 1874 
MAY    63.4   61.4    PLUS  2.0    66.5    68.9 IN 1977   54.8 IN 1907 
JUN    71.6   71.1    PLUS  0.5    69.7    78.1 IN 1934   65.8 IN 1916 
JUL    79.0   75.2    PLUS  3.8    75.1    85.0 IN 1936   69.2 IN 1891 
AUG    71.0   72.7    MINUS 1.7    74.4    81.0 IN 1947   67.2 IN 1915 
SEP    63.3   64.7    MINUS 1.4    69.3    72.2 IN 1897   58.9 IN 1918 
OCT    53.4   53.0    PLUS  0.4    54.2    64.4 IN 1963   42.6 IN 1925 
NOV    45.5   39.6    PLUS  5.9    43.5    47.4 IN 1931   30.1 IN 1976 
DEC    28.7   25.4    PLUS  3.3    32.7    42.0 IN 1877   13.8 IN 1963

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         ...TABLE OF SEASONAL AVERAGES AND SOME COMPARISONS...
                                                RECORD       RECORD 
SEASON    1999    NORM   DEPARTURE     1998     WARMEST      COLDEST

WINTER    29.0    23.4    PLUS  5.6    31.0     36.3 IN      14.1 IN 
DEC-FEB   98-99                        97-98    1877-78      1978-79

SPRING    50.8    49.8    PLUS  1.0    52.1     56.4 IN      44.1 IN 
MAR-MAY                                           1977         1960

SUMMER    73.9    73.1    PLUS  0.8    73.1     78.8  IN     68.6  IN 
JUN-AUG                                           1936         1915

FALL      54.1    52.5    PLUS  1.6    55.6     58.7  IN     46.6  IN 
SEP-NOV                                           1931         1976

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BELOW IS A LIST OF THE MONTHS AND SEASONS IN 1999 AND HOW THEY RANKED 
IN COMPARISON TO PREVIOUS YEARS IN THE QUAD CITIES DATING BACK TO 1872.

JANUARY ........ 48TH COOLEST        JULY ........ 11TH WARMEST 
FEBRUARY .......  8TH WARMEST        AUGUST ...... 25TH COOLEST
MARCH .......... 69TH COOLEST        SEPTEMBER ... 35TH COOLEST 
APRIL .......... 29TH WARMEST        OCTOBER ..... 65TH WARMEST
MAY ............ 39TH WARMEST        NOVEMBER ....  6TH WARMEST 
JUNE............ 51ST WARMEST        DECEMBER .... 56TH WARMEST

               WINTER /DEC 98-FEB 99/ ... 15TH WARMEST
               SPRING /MAR-MAY/ ......... 34TH WARMEST
               SUMMER /JUN-AUG/ ......... 42ND WARMEST
               FALL /SEP-NOV/ ........... 34TH WARMEST


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PART 2 OF 3          ...PRECIPITATION / SNOWFALL...


TOTAL PRECIPITATION FOR 1999 WAS 33.96 INCHES...OR 5.12 INCHES BELOW 
THE ANNUAL NORMAL OF 39.08 INCHES. THIS PLACES 1999 AS THE 59TH DRIEST 
YEAR FOR RECORDS DATING BACK TO 1872.

NUMBER OF DAYS IN  1999  WITH
     PRECIPITATION OF 0.01 INCH OR MORE ...... 105 ... NORMAL IS  117.7
     SNOW / ICE PELLETS 1.0 INCH OR MORE .....  11 ... NORMAL IS   10.9
     THUNDERSTORMS ...........................  64 ... MEAN   IS   46.3
     DENSE FOG /VISIBILITY 1/4 MILE OR LESS/..  20 ... MEAN   IS   17.4

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    ...TABLE OF MONTHLY PRECIPITATION AND SOME COMPARISONS...

                                            RECORD          RECORD 
MONTH   1999   NORM   DEPARTURE    1998     WETTEST         DRIEST

JAN     2.83   1.54   PLUS  1.29   2.54     4.63 IN 1916   0.07 IN 1919 
FEB     1.22   1.23   MINUS 0.01   3.15     4.87 IN 1887   0.07 IN 1877 
MAR     1.56   2.98   MINUS 1.42   5.01     7.43 IN 1973   0.17 IN 1885 
APR     6.97   3.90   PLUS  3.07   4.94    11.30 IN 1973   0.32 IN 1895 
MAY     2.36   4.30   MINUS 1.94   3.31    11.43 IN 1974   0.31 IN 1992 
JUN     5.98   4.27   PLUS  1.71   7.30    10.79 IN 1892   0.49 IN 1886 
JUL     1.43   4.95   MINUS 3.52   1.68    11.76 IN 1992   0.14 IN 1936 
AUG     3.58   4.22   MINUS 0.64   5.34    15.23 IN 1987   0.35 IN 1971 
SEP     4.41   4.02   PLUS  0.39   3.55    14.18 IN 1970   0.02 IN 1979 
OCT     0.86   2.93   MINUS 2.07   7.61     9.41 IN 1941   0.01 IN 1964 
NOV     0.49   2.51   MINUS 2.02   2.76     6.77 IN 1992   0.18 IN 1904 
DEC     2.27   2.23   PLUS  0.04   1.18     4.99 IN 1982   0.21 IN 1900 

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...SNOWFALL...                                  

SNOWFALL FOR 1999 TOTALED 43.7 INCHES...OR 9.0 INCHES ABOVE THE ANNUAL 
NORMAL OF 34.7 INCHES.  THIS MAKES 1999 THE 13TH SNOWIEST YEAR 
/JANUARY THROUGH DECEMBER/ ON RECORD.


...MONTHLY AND GREATEST SNOWFALL / PRECIPITATION TABLE FOR 1999...

        1999     NORMAL        GREATEST DAILY       GREATEST DAILY 
MONTH  SNOWFALL  SNOWFALL      SNOWFALL IN 1999     PCPN IN 1999

JAN     19.0       9.0           9.5 ON  2ND        0.89 ON  2ND
FEB      2.6       6.8           1.4 ON 23RD        0.47 ON 11TH
MAR     11.2       6.0           7.0 ON  8TH        0.63 ON  8TH
APR     NONE       1.6             NONE             2.18 ON  3RD
MAY     NONE        T              NONE             0.78 ON 12TH
JUN     NONE      NONE             NONE             1.43 ON  6TH
JUL     NONE      NONE             NONE             0.72 ON 23RD
AUG     NONE      NONE             NONE             1.58 ON 23RD
SEP     NONE      NONE             NONE             2.05 ON 27TH
OCT     NONE       0.4             NONE             0.49 ON  3RD
NOV     NONE       2.8             NONE             0.44 ON 23RD
DEC     10.9       8.1           4.8 ON 23RD        0.54 ON  5TH

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    ...TABLE OF SEASONAL PRECIPITATION AND SOME COMPARISONS...

                                                   RECORD     RECORD 
SEASON     1999     NORM    DEPARTURE     1998     WETTEST    DRIEST

WINTER     5.23     5.00    PLUS  0.23    7.45     10.18 IN   1.21 IN 
DEC-FEB   98-99                          97-98     1875-76    1919-20

SPRING    10.89    11.18    MINUS 0.29   13.26     25.69 IN   3.09 IN 
MAR-MAY                                              1973       1934

SUMMER    10.99    13.44    MINUS 2.45   14.32     26.79 IN   3.59 IN 
JUN-AUG                                              1993       1886

FALL       5.76     9.46    MINUS 3.70   13.92     20.47 IN   2.87 IN 
SEP-NOV                                              1961       1996

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BELOW IS A LIST OF THE MONTHS AND SEASONS IN 1999 AND HOW THEY RANKED 
IN COMPARISON TO PREVIOUS YEARS IN THE QUAD CITIES.

JANUARY ...... 19TH WETTEST           JULY ........... 13TH DRIEST 
FEBRUARY ..... 62ND DRIEST            AUGUST ......... 55TH WETTEST 
MARCH .......  33RD DRIEST            SEPTEMBER ...... 37TH WETTEST 
APRIL ........ 4TH  WETTEST           OCTOBER ........ 18TH DRIEST
MAY .......... 32ND DRIEST            NOVEMBER .......  6TH DRIEST
JUNE ......... 27TH WETTEST           DECEMBER ....... 32ND WETTEST 

              WINTER /DEC 98 - FEB 99/ ..... 49TH WETTEST
              SPRING /MAR - MAY/ ........... 43TH WETTEST
              SUMMER /JUN - AUG/ ........... 54TH DRIEST
              FALL /SEP - NOV/ ............. 34TH DRIEST

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PART 3 OF 3          ...DEGREE DAY AND PEAK WIND DATA...


...HEATING AND COOLING DEGREE DAY UNITS /DDU/...


    ...TABLE OF MONTHLY HEATING AND COOLING DEGREE DAY UNITS...

           1999       NORMAL                 1999      NORMAL
MONTH     HEATING     HEATING               COOLING    COOLING

JAN        1390        1398                  ZERO       ZERO
FEB         837        1126                  ZERO       ZERO
MAR         869         856                  ZERO       ZERO
APR         376         438                     2       ZERO
MAY         103         188                    61         76
JUN          18          10                   223        193

JUL        ZERO        ZERO                   440        316
AUG           2          11                   192        250
SEP         129          73                    83         64
OCT         361         384                     9         12
NOV         581         762                     2       ZERO
DEC        1118        1228                  ZERO       ZERO

ANNUAL     5784        6474                  1012        911

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PEAK WIND GUST FOR 1999 WAS  53  MPH FROM THE WEST ON JULY 23RD...

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