2012 Climate Statistics for Springfield, IL

 

Springfield graphical climate summary for 2012.  Click image to enlarge. 
Annual Temperature and Precipitation Graph (Click image to enlarge)

 


Month-by-Month Temperature Graphs:
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Temperature summary for January 2012  Temperature summary for February 2012

Temperature summary for March 2012  Temperature summary for April 2012

Temperature summary for May 2012  Temperature summary for June 2012

Temperature summary for July 2012  Temperature summary for August 2012

Temperature summary for September 2012  Temperature summary for October 2012

Temperature summary for November 2012  Temperature summary for December 2012

 

Month-by-Month Precipitation Graphs:
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January precipitation plot  February precipitation plot

March precipitation plot  April precipitation plot

May precipitation plot  June precipitation plot

July precipitation plot  August precipitation plot

September precipitation plot  October precipitation plot

November precipitation plot  December precipitation plot

CLIMATE REPORT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE LINCOLN IL
1216 PM CST TUE JAN 1 2013

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...THE SPRINGFIELD IL CLIMATE SUMMARY FOR THE YEAR OF 2012...

CLIMATE NORMAL PERIOD 1981 TO 2010
CLIMATE RECORD PERIOD 1879 TO 2012

WEATHER         OBSERVED          NORMAL  DEPART  LAST YEAR`S
                 VALUE   DATE(S)  VALUE   FROM    VALUE  DATE(S)
                                          NORMAL
................................................................
TEMPERATURE (F)
RECORD
 HIGH             112   07/14/1954
 LOW              -24   02/13/1905
HIGHEST           104   07/07        MM      MM      102  09/01
                        07/06
LOWEST              6   01/14        MM      MM      -10  01/21
                        01/13
AVG. MAXIMUM     68.6              63.1     5.5     64.6
AVG. MINIMUM     46.0              43.0     3.0     44.7
MEAN             57.3              53.0     4.3     54.6
DAYS MAX >= 90     63              22.6    40.4       45
DAYS MAX <= 32     13              30.9   -17.9       29
DAYS MIN <= 32     98             110.2   -12.2      100
DAYS MIN <= 0       0               5.8    -5.8        4

PRECIPITATION (INCHES)
RECORD
MAXIMUM        58.21   1882
MINIMUM        22.76   1914
TOTALS          30.06             37.43   -7.37    30.62
DAILY AVG.       0.08                               0.09
DAYS >= .01       102             113.4   -11.4      123
DAYS >= .10        60              67.5    -7.5       68
DAYS >= .50        19              24.0    -5.0       17
DAYS >= 1.00        7               8.7    -1.7        7
GREATEST
 24 HR. TOTAL    2.33   05/20                       1.35

SNOWFALL (INCHES)
RECORDS
 TOTAL           47.7   1960
                        1914
 24 HR TOTAL     15.0   02/28/1900
TOTALS           13.7              20.9    -7.2     26.4
DAYS >= TRACE      27              16.9    10.1       37
DAYS >= 1.0         5               6.0    -1.0        7
GREATEST
 SNOW DEPTH         4   01/13                         11
 24 HR TOTAL      3.9   01/12                       11.4

DEGREE_DAYS
HEATING TOTAL    4242              5484   -1242     5093
COOLING TOTAL    1535              1123     412     1447

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              8.6
HIGHEST WIND SPEED/DIRECTION    40/190    DATE  11/11
HIGHEST GUST SPEED/DIRECTION    56/250    DATE  02/29

SKY COVER
POSSIBLE SUNSHINE (PERCENT)   MM
AVERAGE SKY COVER           0.30
NUMBER OF DAYS FAIR          245
NUMBER OF DAYS PC             74
NUMBER OF DAYS CLOUDY         47

AVERAGE RH (PERCENT)     65

WEATHER CONDITIONS. NUMBER OF DAYS WITH
THUNDERSTORM             44     MIXED PRECIP               1
HEAVY RAIN               27     RAIN                      46
LIGHT RAIN              119     FREEZING RAIN              1
LT FREEZING RAIN          3     HAIL                       1
HEAVY SNOW                1     SNOW                       5
LIGHT SNOW               27     SLEET                      0
FOG                     115     FOG W/VIS <= 1/4 MILE     16
HAZE                     41

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


ANNUAL RECORDS ESTABLISHED FOR 2012:
* 2ND WARMEST YEAR WITH MEAN TEMPERATURE 57.3 F
* 10TH LEAST SNOWY YEAR WITH 13.7 INCHES
* TIED FOR 4TH MOST 90-DEGREE DAYS WITH 63

SEASONAL RECORDS ESTABLISHED DURING 2012:
* 3RD LEAST SNOWY WINTER (DEC-FEB) WITH 6.4 INCHES
* 5TH WARMEST WINTER ON RECORD WITH MEAN TEMP 36.1 F
* WARMEST SPRING ON RECORD WITH MEAN TEMP 61.2 F
* 4TH DRIEST SUMMER ON RECORD WITH 4.22 INCHES

MONTHLY RECORDS ESTABLISHED DURING 2012:
* WARMEST MARCH ON RECORD AT 57.3 F
* SET MARCH RECORD WARM LOW OF 66 DEGREES ON THE 19TH
* TIED 10TH WARMEST MAY ON RECORD AT 69.5 F
* TIED 5TH DRIEST JUNE ON RECORD WITH 0.94 INCHES
* 4TH WARMEST JULY WITH A MEAN TEMPERATURE OF 82.9 DEGREES
* 3RD DRIEST JULY WITH 0.34 INCHES OF RAIN
* MOST 90-DEGREE DAYS ON RECORD IN JULY WITH 28 DAYS
* TIED 8TH WARMEST DECEMBER ON RECORD AT 38.4 F
* TIED DECEMBER RECORD HIGH TEMP OF 74 DEGREES ON THE 3RD



OTHER RECORDS ESTABLISHED DURING THE YEAR:

JANUARY...
* RECORD PRECIPITATION OF 0.65 INCHES ON THE 17TH

FEBRUARY...
* RECORD HIGH TEMPERATURE OF 62 DEGREES ON THE 2ND

MARCH...
* RECORD HIGH TEMPERATURE OF 83 DEGREES ON THE 14TH
* RECORD WARM LOW TEMPERATURE OF 59 DEGREES ON THE 15TH
* RECORD HIGH TEMPERATURE OF 83 DEGREES ON THE 15TH
* RECORD WARM LOW TEMPERATURE OF 56 DEGREES ON THE 16TH
* RECORD WARM LOW TEMPERATURE OF 60 DEGREES ON THE 17TH
* TIED RECORD HIGH TEMPERATURE OF 79 DEGREES ON THE 17TH
* RECORD HIGH TEMPERATURE OF 80 DEGREES ON THE 18TH
* RECORD WARM LOW TEMPERATURE OF 66 DEGREES ON THE 19TH
* RECORD HIGH TEMPERATURE OF 81 DEGREES ON THE 19TH
* RECORD WARM LOW TEMPERATURE OF 65 DEGREES ON THE 20TH
* RECORD HIGH TEMPERATURE OF 82 DEGREES ON THE 20TH
* RECORD WARM LOW TEMPERATURE OF 63 DEGREES ON THE 21ST

APRIL...
* RECORD HIGH TEMPERATURE OF 88 DEGREES ON THE 1ST
* TIED RECORD HIGH TEMPERATURE OF 87 DEGREES ON THE 2ND
* TIED RECORD HIGH TEMPERATURE OF 86 DEGREES ON THE 3RD

MAY...
* RECORD HIGH TEMPERATURE OF 90 DEGREES ON THE 6TH
* RECORD RAINFALL OF 2.33 INCHES ON THE 20TH

JULY...
* RECORD HIGH TEMPERATURE OF 104 DEGREES ON THE 6TH
* TIED RECORD HIGH TEMPERATURE OF 104 DEGREES ON THE 7TH
* TIED RECORD HIGH TEMPERATURE OF 103 DEGREES ON THE 25TH
* RECORD HIGH TEMPERATURE OF 101 DEGREES ON THE 31ST

AUGUST...
* RECORD LOW TEMPERATURE OF 49 DEGREES ON THE 18TH

SEPTEMBER...
* RECORD LOW TEMPERATURE OF 33 DEGREES ON THE 24TH

OCTOBER...
* TIED RECORD COLD HIGH OF 50 DEGREES ON THE 6TH

NOVEMBER...
* TIED RECORD HIGH OF 75 DEGREES ON THE 10TH
* TIED RECORD WARM LOW OF 56 DEGREES ON THE 10TH

DECEMBER...
* TIED RECORD HIGH OF 71 DEGREES ON THE 2ND
* TIED RECORD HIGH OF 74 DEGREES ON THE 3RD
* RECORD PRECIPITATION OF 0.96 INCHES ON THE 20TH
* RECORD SNOWFALL OF 1.6 INCHES ON THE 31ST

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