CLIMATE REPORT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE LINCOLN IL                                 
735 AM CST TUE JAN 3 2006


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

CLIMATE NORMAL PERIOD 1971 TO 2000
CLIMATE RECORD PERIOD 1879 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             112   07/14/1954                                   
  LOW              -24   02/13/1905                                   
HIGHEST            98   07/24        MM      MM       92  07/13      
LOWEST             -2   12/07        MM      MM      -14  01/31      
                                                           01/30      
AVG. MAXIMUM     64.6              62.4     2.2     63.1             
AVG. MINIMUM     44.2              42.8     1.4     43.0             
MEAN             54.4              52.7     1.7     53.1             
DAYS MAX > 90     50              31.0    19.0        5             
DAYS MAX < 32     30              38.0    -8.0       34             
DAYS MIN < 32    103             117.0   -14.0      107             
DAYS MIN < 0       2              10.0    -8.0        4             

PRECIPITATION (INCHES)
RECORD
  MAXIMUM        58.21   1882                                         
  MINIMUM        22.76   1914                                         
TOTALS          31.63             35.56   -3.93    34.37             
DAILY AVG.       0.09                               0.09             
DAYS > .01       104             113.9    -9.9      121             
DAYS > .10        66              67.2    -1.2       67             
DAYS > .50        22              22.5    -0.5       21             
DAYS > 1.00        7               8.1    -1.1        7             
GREATEST
  24 HR. TOTAL    1.86   10/19 TO 10/20              2.46             

SNOWFALL (INCHES)
RECORDS
  TOTAL           47.7   1960                                         
  24 HR TOTAL     15.0   02/28/1900                     
TOTALS           25.5              24.9     0.6     17.0             
DAYS > TRACE      34              19.9    14.1       27             
DAYS > 1.0         8               7.1     0.9        6             
GREATEST
  SNOW DEPTH         5   12/09                          4  11/26      
                                                           11/25      
                                                           02/01      
  24 HR TOTAL      4.7   12/08                        5.7             

DEGREE_DAYS
HEATING TOTAL    5170              5688    -518     5152             
COOLING TOTAL    1427              1165     262      910

FREEZE DATES
RECORD
  EARLIEST     09/20/1991                                             
  LATEST       05/10/1966                                             
EARLIEST                        10/13                                
LATEST                          04/13                                
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WIND (MPH)
AVERAGE WIND SPEED              8.9
HIGHEST WIND SPEED/DIRECTION    40/270    DATE  11/06
HIGHEST GUST SPEED/DIRECTION    52/320    DATE  06/08

SKY COVER
POSSIBLE SUNSHINE (PERCENT)   MM                                     
AVERAGE SKY COVER           0.40
NUMBER OF DAYS FAIR          216
NUMBER OF DAYS PC             86
NUMBER OF DAYS CLOUDY         63

AVERAGE RH (PERCENT)     67

WEATHER CONDITIONS. NUMBER OF DAYS WITH
THUNDERSTORM             38     MIXED PRECIP               0
HEAVY RAIN               33     RAIN                      57
LIGHT RAIN              109     FREEZING RAIN              1
LT FREEZING RAIN          4     HAIL                       0
HEAVY SNOW                2     SNOW                       5
LIGHT SNOW               31     SLEET                      1
FOG                     214     FOG W/VIS < 1/4 MILE     26
HAZE                    163                                          
                                                                    
-  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... 6TH WETTEST JANUARY WITH 5.55 INCHES OF RAIN

FEB... NO RECORDS SET

MAR... 11TH DRIEST MARCH WITH 1.11 INCHES OF RAIN

APR... NO RECORDS SET

MAY... RECORD LOW OF 32 ON MAY 2
        RECORD LOW OF 30 ON MAY 4
        6TH DRIEST SPRING WITH 5.29 INCHES OF RAIN
        TIED 2ND LATEST FREEZE ON RECORD ON MAY 4

JUN... NO RECORDS SET

JUL... NO RECORDS SET

AUG... NO RECORDS SET

SEP... RECORD HIGH OF 95 ON SEP 22
        RECORD MAXIMUM LOW OF 72 ON SEP 22

OCT... RECORD DAILY RAINFALL OF 1.68 INCHES ON OCT 21
 
NOV... NO RECORDS SET

DEC... TIED FOR THE 4TH SNOWIEST DECEMBER WITH 14.5 INCHES OF SNOW
        RECORD DAILY SNOWFALL OF 2.9 INCHES ON DEC 1
        RECORD DAILY SNOWFALL OF 4.7 INCHES ON DEC 8
        RECORD LOW MAXIMUM OF 19 ON DEC 5

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