PUBLIC INFORMATION STATEMENT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE LINCOLN IL
730 AM CST TUE JAN 3 2006




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...THE LINCOLN CLIMATE SUMMARY FOR THE YEAR OF 2005...


CLIMATE NORMAL PERIOD 1971 TO 2000
CLIMATE RECORD PERIOD 1905 TO 2005

WEATHER         OBSERVED          NORMAL  DEPART  LAST YEAR`S
                 VALUE   DATE(S)  VALUE   FROM    VALUE  DATE(S)
                                          NORMAL
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TEMPERATURE (F)
RECORD
HIGH             113   07/15/1936
LOW              -34   01/15/1927
HIGHEST           100   07/24        MM      MM       93  07/21
                                                          07/13
LOWEST             -3   12/07        MM      MM      -14  01/31
AVG. MAXIMUM     63.9              62.0     1.9     62.8
AVG. MINIMUM     42.3              40.2     2.1     41.7
MEAN             53.1              51.2     1.9     52.2
DAYS MAX >= 90     43              24.5    18.5        9
DAYS MAX <= 32     34              34.2    -0.2       33
DAYS MIN <= 32    113             125.3   -12.3      115
DAYS MIN <= 0       3               9.3    -6.3        5

PRECIPITATION (INCHES)
RECORD
MAXIMUM        50.84   1927
MINIMUM        14.03   1988
TOTALS          28.45             38.30   -9.85    39.75
DAYS >= .01       108             112.5    -4.5      109
DAYS >= .10        60              70.4   -10.4       68
DAYS >= .50        21              25.4    -4.4       23
DAYS >= 1.00        6               8.7    -2.7       12
GREATEST
24 HR. TOTAL    1.48   01/13                       2.09  08/25

SNOWFALL (INCHES)
RECORDS
TOTAL           50.9   1914
24 HR TOTAL     13.0   02/23/1914
TOTALS           20.5              20.3     0.2     15.3
DAYS >= TRACE      38              12.9    25.1       34
DAYS >= 1.0         6               7.7    -1.7        5
GREATEST
SNOW DEPTH         5   12/09                          4  11/25
24 HR TOTAL      4.2   12/08 TO                     4.1  11/24

DEGREE_DAYS
HEATING TOTAL    5456              5987    -531     5330
COOLING TOTAL    1222               962     260      805

FREEZE DATES
RECORD
EARLIEST     09/11/1917
LATEST       05/29/1925
EARLIEST                        10/12
LATEST                          04/18
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SKY COVER
POSSIBLE SUNSHINE (PERCENT)   61


-  INDICATES NEGATIVE NUMBERS.
R  INDICATES RECORD WAS SET OR TIED.
MM INDICATES DATA IS MISSING.
T  INDICATES TRACE AMOUNT.

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RECORDS ESTABLISHED DURING 2005:

JAN... DAILY RECORD RAINFALL OF 1.07 INCHES ON JAN 3
       RECORD HIGH OF 65 ON JAN 12
       DAILY RECORD RAINFALL OF 1.48 INCHES ON JAN 13

FEB... NO RECORDS SET

MAR... 9TH DRIEST MARCH WITH 1.13 INCHES OF RAIN

APR... 3RD DRIEST APRIL WITH 1.42 INCHES OF RAIN

MAY... 10TH DRIEST MAY WITH 1.48 INCHES OF RAIN
       RECORD LOW OF 25 ON MAY 3
       RECORD LOW OF 26 ON MAY 4
       DRIEST SPRING WITH 4.03 INCHES OF RAIN

JUN... 8TH DRIEST JUNE WITH 1.18 INCHES OF RAIN

JUL... NO RECORDS SET

AUG... RECORD LOW MAXIMUM OF 69 ON AUG 14
       8TH DRIEST SUMMER WITH 5.84 INCHES OF RAIN

SEP... TIED RECORD HIGH OF 94 ON SEP 22

OCT... NO RECORDS SET

NOV... TIED RECORD DAILY SNOWFALL OF A TRACE ON NOV 5
       RECORD DAILY PRECIPITATION OF 1.30 INCHES ON NOV 28

DEC... 10TH SNOWIEST DECEMBER WITH 11.3 INCHES OF SNOW
       DAILY RECORD SNOWFALL OF 4.2 INCHES ON DEC 8
       RECORD LOW OF 3 ON DEC 5
       RECORD LOW MAXIMUM OF 17 ON DEC 5
       TIED RECORD LOW MAXIMUM OF 22 ON DEC 6
       RECORD LOW OF -3 ON DEC 7
       RECORD LOW MAXIMUM OF 9 ON DEC 7

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