PUBLIC INFORMATION STATEMENT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE LINCOLN IL
230 PM CDT TUE AUG 31 2004

...Unseasonably Cool Summer across Central Illinois so far...

Average monthly temperatures have been running from 2 to 4 degrees below normal
across Central Illinois since the end of May.  Springfield had its 6th coolest July on
record, and tied for the 9th coolest June on record.  Significant cooler spells occurred
from June 18 to 30, from July 23 to 31, and from August 11 to 16 across the area.

Normally there would be between 13 and 18 days with temperatures 90 degrees or
warmer by now, but many locations this year have only hit the lower 90s on a few
occasions.
LOCATION      HIGHS 90 OR      FEWEST DAYS IN THE     WARMEST SO FAR THIS YEAR
              ABOVE IN 2004    90S IN A YEAR

SPRINGFIELD        4           1 DAY  IN 1912         92 ON JULY 13 
                               4 DAYS IN 1905
                               6 DAYS IN 1889/1950
                               7 DAYS IN 1915
                               9 DAYS IN 1951/1992

PEORIA             4           2 DAYS IN 1915         92 ON JULY 13
                               4 DAYS IN 1950
                               6 DAYS IN 1951
                               7 DAYS 1907/1958/81/92
                               8 DAYS 1969/1982
                             
DECATUR            8           7 DAYS IN 1997         92 ON JULY 13
                               8 DAYS IN 1992
                              11 DAYS IN 1915/1950
                              12 DAYS IN 1904
                              14 DAYS IN 1981                    
 
CHAMPAIGN          5           1 DAY IN 1915          93 ON JUNE 8
                               3 DAYS IN 1889/1992
                               5 DAYS IN 1950/1982
                               7 DAYS IN 1958/1981
                               8 DAYS 1904/1951/1985

LINCOLN            9           5 DAYS IN 1981         93 ON JULY 13 & 21
                               6 DAYS IN 1967/1982
                              11 DAYS IN 1973/1992
                              12 DAYS IN 1969/1990
                              13 DAYS IN 1972/1974

Longer range outlooks indicate that temperatures should average close to normal through
September 14.  Normal high temperatures this time of year are around 80 degrees, with 
normal low temperatures around 60 degrees.

GEELHART/HUETTL



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