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ANNUAL WEATHER SUMMARY FOR MOLINE IL
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE QUAD CITIES IA IL
1010 AM CST MON JAN 1 2001


...2000 WAS CHARACTERIZED BY ABOVE NORMAL TEMPERATURES AND
SNOWFALL...BUT BELOW NORMAL PRECIPITATION...

PART 1 OF 3                ...TEMPERATURE...


THE AVERAGE TEMPERATURE FOR 2000 WAS 50.6 DEGREES...OR 1.0 DEGREE 
ABOVE THE NORMAL OF 49.6 DEGREES.  THIS PLACES 2000 AS THE 41ST WARMEST 
YEAR FOR RECORDS DATING BACK TO 1872.

AVERAGE MAXIMUM FOR 2000 WAS 60.7 DEGREES...NORMAL IS 59.7
AVERAGE MINIMUM FOR 2000 WAS 40.5 DEGREES...NORMAL IS 39.5

HIGHEST TEMPERATURE IN 2000 WAS   97 DEGREES  AUG 31..SEP 1..2..11
LOWEST  TEMPERATURE IN 2000 WAS  -18 DEGREES  DEC 25
LOWEST  MAXIMUM             WAS    2 DEGREES  DEC 22
HIGHEST MINIMUM             WAS   75 DEGREES  AUG 31

THERE WERE 13 NEW DAILY TEMPERATURE RECORDS ESTABLISHED IN 2000 
AND FIVE TIED.  THE FOLLOWING IS A LIST OF THOSE RECORDS.

DATE    NEW RECORD    TYPE RECORD      OLD RECORD/YEAR

JAN  2     61          MAXIMUM         59  IN 1950
FEB 23     45          WARM LOW        38  IN 1930
FEB 24     43/TIED/    WARM LOW        43  IN 1957   
FEB 25     71          MAXIMUM         68  IN 1932
FEB 25     42          WARM LOW        41  IN 1951
FEB 29     44          WARM LOW        38  IN 1932 
MAR  5     69/TIED/    MAXIMUM         69  IN 1921
MAR  6     71/TIED/    MAXIMUM         71  IN 1974
MAR  7     78          MAXIMUM         75  IN 1987 AND PREV. YEARS
MAR  8     79          MAXIMUM         74  IN 1977
SEP 11     97          MAXIMUM         94  IN 1931
OCT  6     46          COOL HIGH       48  IN 1952
OCT  9     26          MINIMUM         28  IN 1952 AND PREV. YEARS
OCT 26     60/TIED/    WARM LOW        60  IN 1939
NOV  1     80/TIED/    MAXIMUM         80  IN 1933 AND PREV. YEARS
DEC 12    -11          MINIMUM         -9  IN 1989
DEC 12      5          COOL HIGH        6  IN 1893   
DEC 25    -18          MINIMUM        -14  IN 1879 

NUMBER OF DAYS IN  2000  WITH A  MAXIMUM  TEMPERATURE OF
                  90 DEGREES OR ABOVE WAS 11... NORMAL IS  22.4
                  32 DEGREES OR BELOW WAS 52... NORMAL IS  49.7

NUMBER OF DAYS IN  2000  WITH A  MINIMUM  TEMPERATURE OF
                  32 DEGREES OR BELOW WAS 130... NORMAL IS 134.9
                   0 DEGREES OR BELOW WAS 16...  NORMAL IS  17.0

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

                                        RECORD        RECORD 
MONTH 2000  NORM   DEPARTURE   1999     WARMEST       COOLEST

JAN   23.8   19.9  PLUS  3.9   19.9    37.6 IN 1880   6.3 IN 1979 
FEB   34.3   24.8  PLUS  9.5   34.9    39.6 IN 1882  10.4 IN 1875 
MAR   45.3   37.4  PLUS  7.9   36.8    49.8 IN 1910  19.9 IN 1960 
APR   50.6   50.4  PLUS  0.2   52.3    58.5 IN 1915  41.4 IN 1874 
MAY   64.0   61.4  PLUS  2.6   63.4    68.9 IN 1977  54.8 IN 1907 
JUN   68.6   71.1  MINUS 2.5   71.6    78.1 IN 1934  65.8 IN 1916 
JUL   73.4   75.2  MINUS 1.8   79.0    85.0 IN 1936  69.2 IN 1891 
AUG   75.0   72.7  PLUS  2.3   71.0    81.0 IN 1947  67.2 IN 1915 
SEP   66.4   64.7  PLUS  1.7   63.3    72.2 IN 1897  58.9 IN 1918 
OCT   56.8   53.0  PLUS  3.8   53.4    64.4 IN 1963  42.6 IN 1925 
NOV   36.0   39.6  MINUS 3.6   45.5    47.4 IN 1931  30.1 IN 1976 
DEC   13.1   25.4  MINUS 12.3  28.7    42.0 IN 1877  13.1 IN 2000

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         ...TABLE OF SEASONAL AVERAGES AND SOME COMPARISONS...
                                           RECORD      RECORD 
SEASON   2000   NORM  DEPARTURE    1999    WARMEST     COLDEST

WINTER   28.8   23.4   PLUS  5.4   29.0    36.3 IN     14.1 IN 
DEC-FEB  99-00                     98-99   1877-78     1978-79

SPRING   53.3   49.8   PLUS  3.5   50.8    56.4 IN     44.1 IN 
MAR-MAY                                       1977        1960

SUMMER   72.3   73.1   MINUS 0.8   73.9    78.8 IN     68.6 IN 
JUN-AUG                                       1936        1915

FALL     53.1   52.5   PLUS  0.6   54.1    58.7 IN     46.6 IN 
SEP-NOV                                       1931        1976

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BELOW IS A LIST OF THE MONTHS AND SEASONS IN 2000 AND HOW THEY 
RANKED IN COMPARISON TO PREVIOUS YEARS IN THE QUAD CITIES DATING
BACK TO 1872.

JANUARY ........ 54TH WARMEST        JULY ........ 27TH COOLEST 
FEBRUARY ....... 13TH WARMEST        AUGUST ...... 26TH WARMEST
MARCH ..........  6TH COOLEST        SEPTEMBER ... 40TH WARMEST 
APRIL .......... 56TH WARMEST        OCTOBER ..... 26TH WARMEST
MAY ............ 33RD WARMEST        NOVEMBER .... 29TH COOLEST 
JUNE............ 27TH COOLEST        DECEMBER ....  1ST COOLEST

               WINTER /DEC 99-FEB 00/ ... 16TH WARMEST
               SPRING /MAR-MAY/ .........  9TH WARMEST
               SUMMER /JUN-AUG/ ......... 37TH WARMEST
               FALL /SEP-NOV/ ........... 53RD WARMEST


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


TOTAL PRECIPITATION FOR 2000 WAS 37.88 INCHES...OR 1.2 INCHES BELOW 
THE ANNUAL NORMAL OF 39.08 INCHES. THIS PLACES 2000 AS THE 95TH DRIEST 
YEAR FOR RECORDS DATING BACK TO 1872.

NUMBER OF DAYS IN  2000  WITH
     PRECIPITATION OF 0.01 INCH OR MORE ...... 134 ... NORMAL IS  117.7
     SNOW / ICE PELLETS 1.0 INCH OR MORE .....  15 ... NORMAL IS   10.9
     THUNDERSTORMS ...........................  37 ... MEAN   IS   46.3
     DENSE FOG /VISIBILITY 1/4 MILE OR LESS/..  31 ... MEAN   IS   17.4

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

                                            RECORD          RECORD 
MONTH   2000   NORM   DEPARTURE    1999     WETTEST         DRIEST

JAN     1.40   1.54   MINUS 0.14   2.83     4.63 IN 1916   0.07 IN 1919 
FEB     3.30   1.23   PLUS  2.07   1.23     4.87 IN 1887   0.07 IN 1877 
MAR     0.82   2.98   MINUS 2.16   1.56     7.43 IN 1973   0.17 IN 1885 
APR     4.28   3.90   PLUS  0.38   6.97    11.30 IN 1973   0.32 IN 1895 
MAY     4.68   4.30   PLUS  0.38   2.36    11.43 IN 1974   0.31 IN 1992 
JUN     6.47   4.27   PLUS  2.20   5.98    10.79 IN 1892   0.49 IN 1886 
JUL     4.97   4.95   PLUS  0.02   1.43    11.76 IN 1992   0.14 IN 1936 
AUG     1.38   4.22   MINUS 2.84   3.58    15.23 IN 1987   0.35 IN 1971 
SEP     5.28   4.02   PLUS  1.26   4.41    14.18 IN 1970   0.02 IN 1979 
OCT     1.24   2.93   MINUS 1.69   0.86     9.41 IN 1941   0.01 IN 1964 
NOV     1.81   2.51   MINUS 0.70   0.49     6.77 IN 1992   0.18 IN 1904 
DEC     2.25   2.23   PLUS  0.02   2.27     4.99 IN 1982   0.21 IN 1900 

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...SNOWFALL...                                  

SNOWFALL FOR 2000 TOTALED 62.9 INCHES...OR 28.2 INCHES ABOVE THE ANNUAL 
NORMAL OF 34.7 INCHES.  THIS MAKES 2000 THE 3RD SNOWIEST YEAR 
/JANUARY THROUGH DECEMBER/ ON RECORD.


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

        2000     NORMAL        GREATEST DAILY       GREATEST DAILY 
MONTH  SNOWFALL  SNOWFALL      SNOWFALL IN 1999     PCPN IN 2000

JAN     16.6       9.0           7.1 ON 19TH        0.45 ON 19TH
FEB     10.9       6.8           9.3 ON 18TH        1.24 ON 25TH
MAR      0.6       6.0           0.4 ON 19TH        0.35 ON 19TH
APR      2.0       1.6           2.0 ON 7TH         2.02 ON 20TH
MAY       T         T            T ON 18TH (HAIL)   1.72 ON 31ST
JUN     NONE      NONE             NONE             1.72 ON 24TH
JUL     NONE      NONE             NONE             2.06 ON  4TH
AUG     NONE      NONE             NONE             0.39 ON  5TH
SEP     NONE      NONE             NONE             1.63 ON 22ND
OCT     NONE       0.4             NONE             0.87 ON  3RD
NOV      0.8       2.8           0.8 ON 13TH 19TH   0.88 ON  6TH
DEC     32.0       8.1           9.0 ON 11TH        0.54 ON 11TH

***DECEMBER 2000 SNOWFALL WILL INCLUDED ON SEASONAL WINTER SUMMARY 
ENDING FEBRUARY 2001.  WINTER SUMMARIES LISTED ON THIS PRODUCT ARE
FOR DECEMBER 1999 THROUGH FEBRUARY 2000.***
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    ...TABLE OF SEASONAL PRECIPITATION AND SOME COMPARISONS...

                                                   RECORD     RECORD 
SEASON     2000     NORM    DEPARTURE     1999     WETTEST    DRIEST

WINTER     6.97     5.00    PLUS  1.97    5.23     10.18 IN   1.21 IN 
DEC-FEB   99-00                          98-99     1875-76    1919-20

SPRING     9.78    11.18    MINUS 1.40   10.89     25.69 IN   3.09 IN 
MAR-MAY                                              1973       1934

SUMMER    12.82    13.44    MINUS 0.62   10.99     26.79 IN   3.59 IN 
JUN-AUG                                              1993       1886

FALL       8.33     9.46    MINUS 1.13    5.76     20.47 IN   2.87 IN 
SEP-NOV                                              1961       1996

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BELOW IS A LIST OF THE MONTHS AND SEASONS IN 2000 AND HOW THEY RANKED 
IN COMPARISON TO PREVIOUS YEARS IN THE QUAD CITIES.

JANUARY ...... 69TH DRIEST            JULY ........... 31ST WETTEST
FEBRUARY .....  7TH WETTEST           AUGUST ......... 19TH DRIEST
MARCH .......  11TH DRIEST            SEPTEMBER ...... 27TH WETTEST 
APRIL ........ 36TH WETTEST           OCTOBER ........ 35TH DRIEST
MAY .......... 39ND WETTEST           NOVEMBER ....... 65TH DRIEST
JUNE ......... 21ST WETTEST           DECEMBER ....... 34TH WETTEST 

              WINTER /DEC 99 - FEB 00/ ..... 17TH WETTEST
              SPRING /MAR - MAY/ ........... 73RD DRIEST
              SUMMER /JUN - AUG/ ........... 84TH DRIEST
              FALL /SEP - NOV/ ............. 81TH 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...

           2000       NORMAL                 2000      NORMAL
MONTH     HEATING     HEATING               COOLING    COOLING

JAN        1268        1398                     0          0
FEB         883        1126                     0          0
MAR         606         856                     1          0
APR         427         438                     0          0
MAY         112         188                    88         76
JUN          29          10                   142        193

JUL           0           0                   266        316
AUG           0          11                   316        250
SEP          98          73                   146         64
OCT         263         384                    18         12
NOV         866         762                     3          0
DEC        1600        1228                     0          0

ANNUAL     6152        6474                   980        911

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PEAK WIND GUST FOR 2000 WAS 52 MPH FROM THE SOUTHWEST ON MARCH 8TH

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