PUBLIC INFORMATION STATEMENT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE LINCOLN IL
700 AM CST TUE JAN 2 2007
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...THE SPRINGFIELD CLIMATE SUMMARY FOR THE YEAR OF 2006...
CLIMATE NORMAL PERIOD 1971 TO 2000
CLIMATE RECORD PERIOD 1879 TO 2006
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   08/02        MM      MM       98  07/24
                        07/31
LOWEST             -3   12/08        MM      MM       -2  12/07
AVG. MAXIMUM     65.1              62.4     2.7     64.6
AVG. MINIMUM     44.4              42.8     1.6     44.2
MEAN             54.7              52.7     2.0     54.4
DAYS MAX >= 90     29              31.0    -2.0       50
DAYS MAX <= 32     14              38.0   -24.0       30
DAYS MIN <= 32    100             117.0   -17.0      103
DAYS MIN <= 0       2              10.0    -8.0        2
PRECIPITATION (INCHES)
RECORD
MAXIMUM        58.21   1882
MINIMUM        22.76   1914
TOTALS          32.63             35.56   -2.93    31.63
DAILY AVG.       0.09                               0.09
DAYS >= .01       107             113.9    -6.9      104
DAYS >= .10        63              67.2    -4.2       66
DAYS >= .50        20              22.5    -2.5       22
DAYS >= 1.00        6               8.1    -2.1        7
GREATEST
24 HR. TOTAL    2.18   03/12                       1.86
SNOWFALL (INCHES)
RECORDS
TOTAL           47.7   1960
24 HR TOTAL     15.0   02/28/1900
TOTALS           17.9              24.9    -7.0     25.5
DAYS >= TRACE      24              19.9     4.1       34
DAYS >= 1.0         3               7.1    -4.1        8
GREATEST
SNOW DEPTH         5   12/01                          5  12/09
24 HR TOTAL      5.5   12/01                        4.7

DEGREE_DAYS
HEATING TOTAL    4804              5688    -884     5170
COOLING TOTAL    1204              1155      49     1427
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              9.1
HIGHEST WIND SPEED/DIRECTION    52/310    DATE  03/12
HIGHEST GUST SPEED/DIRECTION    59/270    DATE  04/18
SKY COVER
POSSIBLE SUNSHINE (PERCENT)   MM

NUMBER OF DAYS FAIR          216
NUMBER OF DAYS PC             77
NUMBER OF DAYS CLOUDY         72

AVERAGE RH (PERCENT)     67
WEATHER CONDITIONS. NUMBER OF DAYS WITH
THUNDERSTORM             60     MIXED PRECIP               1
HEAVY RAIN               32     RAIN                      55
LIGHT RAIN              137     FREEZING RAIN              2
LT FREEZING RAIN          3     HAIL                       0
HEAVY SNOW                3     SNOW                       5
LIGHT SNOW               22     SLEET                      1
FOG                     175     FOG W/VIS <= 1/4 MILE     19
HAZE                     84
-  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 THE YEAR:
JANUARY...
* 3RD WARMEST JANUARY ON RECORD.
* TIED 10TH LEAST SNOWIEST JANUARY ON RECORD.
FEBRUARY...
* 5TH DRIEST FEBRUARY ON RECORD.
MARCH...
* RECORD DAILY SNOWFALL OF 5.0 INCHES ON THE 21ST.
APRIL...
* 8TH WARMEST APRIL ON RECORD.
* RECORD HIGH OF 89 DEGREES ON THE 14TH.
* RECORD WARM LOW OF 68 DEGREES ON THE 14TH.
MAY...
* RECORD HIGH OF 94 DEGREES ON THE 28TH.
JUNE...
* RECORD WARM LOW OF 75 DEGREES ON THE 21ST.
JULY...
* TIED RECORD LOW OF 53 DEGREES ON THE 7TH.
AUGUST...
* RECORD COLD HIGH OF 68 DEGREES ON THE 29TH.
SEPTEMBER... NO RECORDS ESTABLISHED.
OCTOBER...
* 10TH COLDEST OCTOBER ON RECORD.
* TIED OCTOBER RECORD HIGH OF 93 DEGREES ON THE 3RD.
* TIED DAILY RECORD HIGH OF 93 DEGREES ON THE 3RD.
* DAILY SNOWFALL RECORD OF A TRACE ON THE 12TH.
* 5TH EARLIEST SNOWFALL ON RECORD (12TH)...AND THE EARLIEST OCTOBER
  SNOW SINCE 10/8/1944.
* RECORD LOW OF 27 DEGREES ON THE 15TH.
NOVEMBER...
* RECORD HIGH OF 69 DEGREES ON THE 25TH.
* RECORD WARM LOW OF 56 DEGREES ON THE 28TH.
* RECORD DAILY PRECIPITATION OF 1.82 INCHES ON THE 30TH.
DECEMBER...
* RECORD DAILY PRECIPITATION OF 1.41 INCHES ON THE 1ST.
* RECORD DAILY SNOWFALL OF 5.5 INCHES ON THE 1ST.
* RECORD COLD HIGH OF 17 ON THE 3RD.
* TIED RECORD LOW OF ZERO ON THE 4TH.

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