CLIMATE REPORT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE LINCOLN IL                                  
910 PM CST SAT JAN 8 2005

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...THE LINCOLN CLIMATE SUMMARY FOR THE YEAR OF 2004...

CLIMATE NORMAL PERIOD 1971 TO 2000
CLIMATE RECORD PERIOD 1905 TO 2004

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            93   07/21        MM      MM      100  08/26       
                        07/13                                         
LOWEST            -14   01/31        MM      MM      -14  01/27       
AVG. MAXIMUM     62.8              62.0     0.8     62.0              
AVG. MINIMUM     41.7              40.2     1.5     40.8              
MEAN             52.2              51.2     1.0     51.4              
DAYS MAX >= 90      9              24.5   -15.5       18              
DAYS MAX <= 32     33              34.2    -1.2       41              
DAYS MIN <= 32    115             125.3   -10.3      121              
DAYS MIN <= 0       5               9.3    -4.3        6              

PRECIPITATION (INCHES)
RECORD
 MAXIMUM        50.84   1927                                          
 MINIMUM        14.03   1988                                          
TOTALS          39.75             38.30    1.45    37.63              
DAYS >= .01       109             112.5    -3.5      118              
DAYS >= .10        68              70.4    -2.4       61              
DAYS >= .50        23              25.4    -2.4       25              
DAYS >= 1.00       12               8.7     3.3       10              
GREATEST
 24 HR. TOTAL    2.09   08/25                       4.78  07/09

SNOWFALL (INCHES)
RECORDS
 TOTAL           50.9   1914                                          
 24 HR TOTAL     13.0   02/23/1914                                    
TOTALS           15.3              20.3    -5.0     22.3              
DAYS >= TRACE      34              12.9    21.1       48              
DAYS >= 1.0         5               7.7    -2.7        9              
GREATEST
 SNOW DEPTH         4   11/25                          3  02/16       
 24 HR TOTAL      4.1   11/24                        3.1  02/15       

DEGREE_DAYS
HEATING TOTAL    5330              5987    -657     5673              
COOLING TOTAL     805               962    -157      842

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)   57


                                                                    
-  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.........RECORD HIGH OF 68 DEGREES ON 2ND.
                RECORD COOL HIGH OF 4 DEGREES ON 30TH.
                RECORD LOW OF -14 DEGREES ON 31ST.

FEBRUARY........6TH DRIEST FEBRUARY ON RECORD.

MARCH...........RECORD RAINFALL OF 1.17 INCHES ON 26TH.
                RECORD RAINFALL OF 0.90 INCHES ON 28TH.

APRIL...........RECORD HIGH  OF 88 DEGREES ON 17TH.
                RECORD WARM LOW OF 64 DEGREES ON 18TH.

MAY.............RECORD WARM LOW OF 68 DEGREES ON 21ST.
                RECORD WARM LOW OF 70 DEGREES ON 22ND.
                RECORD RAINFALL OF 1.40 INCHES ON 30TH.

JUNE............RECORD LOW OF 46 DEGREES ON 26TH.

JULY............NO RECORDS.

AUGUST..........RECORD LOW OF 47 DEGREES ON 7TH.
                RECORD COOL HIGH OF 70 DEGREES TIED ON 10TH.
                RECORD COOL HIGH OF 67 DEGREES ON 11TH.
                RECORD COOL HIGH OF 63 DEGREES ON 12TH. 
                COLDEST AUGUST HIGH TEMPERATURE ON RECORD (63 DEGREES ON 12TH).
                TIED RECORD LOW TEMPERATURE OF 44 DEGREES ON 16TH.
                COLDEST AUGUST ON RECORD (67.2 DEGREES).
                2ND COOLEST SUMMER ON RECORD.

SEPTEMBER.......3RD RIEST SEPTEMBER ON RECORD.

OCTOBER.........RECORD LOW TEMPERATURE OF 28 DEGREES ON 5TH.
                RECORD RAINFALL OF 1.44 INCHES ON 26TH.
                TIED RECORD WARM LOW OF 65 DEGREES ON 29TH.

NOVEMBER........RECORD PRECIPITATION OF 1.23 INCHES ON 24TH.
                RECORD SNOWFALL OF 4.1 INCHES ON 24TH.

DECEMBER........TIE 2ND LEAST SNOWY DECEMBER.
                RECORD HIGH OF 65 DEGREES ON 31ST.
                
ANNUAL..........TIE 3RD FEWEST 90 DEGREE DAYS (TOTAL OF 9).                                          

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OUSLEY/GEELHART


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