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

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

CLIMATE NORMAL PERIOD 1971 TO 2000
CLIMATE RECORD PERIOD 1879 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             112   07/14/1954                                    
 LOW              -24   02/13/1905                                    
HIGHEST            92   07/13        MM      MM       96  08/26       
                                                          08/21       
LOWEST            -14   01/31        MM      MM       -9  01/27       
                        01/30                                         
AVG. MAXIMUM     63.1              62.4     0.7     62.2              
AVG. MINIMUM     43.0              42.8     0.2     41.6              
MEAN             53.1              52.7     0.4     51.9              
DAYS MAX >= 90      5              31.0   -26.0       17              
DAYS MAX <= 32     34              38.0    -4.0       40              
DAYS MIN <= 32    107             117.0   -10.0      119              
DAYS MIN <= 0       4              10.0    -6.0        7              

PRECIPITATION (INCHES)
RECORD
 MAXIMUM        58.21   1882                                          
 MINIMUM        22.76   1914                                          
TOTALS          34.37             35.56   -1.19    34.77              
DAILY AVG.       0.09                               0.09              
DAYS >= .01       121             113.9     7.1      112              
DAYS >= .10        67              67.2    -0.2       59              
DAYS >= .50        21              22.5    -1.5       MM              
DAYS >= 1.00        7               8.1    -1.1        7              
GREATEST
 24 HR. TOTAL    2.46   07/10                       3.96       

SNOWFALL (INCHES)
RECORDS
 TOTAL           47.7   1960                                          
 24 HR TOTAL     15.0   02/28/1900                                    
TOTALS           17.0              24.9    -7.9     23.5              
DAYS >= TRACE      27              19.9     7.1       MM              
DAYS >= 1.0         6               7.1    -1.1        8              
GREATEST
 SNOW DEPTH         4   11/26                          6  02/17       
                        11/25                             02/16       
                        02/01                                         
 24 HR TOTAL      5.7   11/24                         6.0       

DEGREE_DAYS
HEATING TOTAL    5152              5688    -536     5551              
COOLING TOTAL     910              1165    -155      916

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              9.2
HIGHEST WIND SPEED/DIRECTION    41/190    DATE  06/10
HIGHEST GUST SPEED/DIRECTION    49/190    DATE  06/10

SKY COVER
POSSIBLE SUNSHINE (PERCENT)   MM                                      
AVERAGE SKY COVER           0.40
NUMBER OF DAYS FAIR          198
NUMBER OF DAYS PC             96
NUMBER OF DAYS CLOUDY         57

AVERAGE RH (PERCENT)     70

WEATHER CONDITIONS. NUMBER OF DAYS WITH 
THUNDERSTORM             38     MIXED PRECIP               0
HEAVY RAIN               36     RAIN                      52
LIGHT RAIN              138     FREEZING RAIN              1
LT FREEZING RAIN          3     HAIL                       1
HEAVY SNOW                1     SNOW                       5
LIGHT SNOW               25     SLEET                      2
FOG                     217     FOG W/VIS <= 1/4 MILE     23
HAZE                    129                                           
                                                                    
-  INDICATES NEGATIVE NUMBERS.                                      
R  INDICATES RECORD WAS SET OR TIED.                                
MM INDICATES DATA IS MISSING.                                       
T  INDICATES TRACE AMOUNT.           

&&

RECORDS ESTABLISHED DURING THE YEAR:

JANUARY.............RECORD HIGH TEMPERATURE OF 68 DEGREES ON 2ND.
                    RECORD LOW TEMPERATURE OF -14 DEGREES ON 30TH.
                    TIED RECORD LOW TEMPERATURE OF -14 DEGREES ON 31ST.

FEBRUARY............TIED 3RD DRIEST FEBRUARY ON RECORD.

MARCH...............NO RECORDS SET.

APRIL...............TIED RECORD HIGH TEMPERATURE OF 87 DEGREES ON 18TH.

MAY.................RECORD WARM LOW OF 74 DEGREES ON 21ST.
                    RECORD WARM LOW OF 71 DEGREES ON 22ND.

JUNE................RECORD LOW OF 47 DEGREES ON 26TH.
                    RECORD LOW OF 50 DEGREES ON 29TH.
                    TIED RECORD LOW OF 52 DEGREES ON 30TH.
                    TIED 9TH COOLEST JUNE ON RECORD.

JULY................RECORD RAINFALL OF 2.46 INCHES ON 10TH.
                    RECORD LOW OF 53 DEGREES ON 28TH.
                    6TH COOLEST JULY ON RECORD.

AUGUST..............RECORD LOW OF 48 DEGREES ON 11TH.
                    RECORD COOL HIGH OF 69 DEGREES ON 11TH.
                    RECORD LOW OF 45 DEGREES ON 12TH.
                    RECORD COOL HIGH OF 65 DEGREES ON 12TH.
                    TIED RECORD LOW OF 51 DEGREES ON 14TH.
                    TIED RECORD LOW OF 47 DEGREES ON 15TH.
                    RECORD LOW OF 47 DEGREES ON 16TH.                               
                    3RD COOLEST AUGUST ON RECORD.

SEPTEMBER...........3RD DRIEST SEPTEMBER ON RECORD.

OCTOBER.............RECORD LOW OF 30 DEGREES ON 3RD.
                    RECORD LOW OF 28 DEGREES ON 5TH.
                    TIED RECORD HIGH OF 83 DEGREES ON 29TH.
                    
NOVEMBER............7TH SNOWIEST NOVEMBER ON RECORD.
                    RECORD SNOWFALL OF 5.7 INCHES ON 24TH.

DECEMBER............TIED 2ND LEAST SNOWIEST DECEMBER ON RECORD.
                    RECORD HIGH OF 65 DEGREES ON 31ST.

ANNUAL..............TIED 2ND FEWEST 90 DEGREE DAYS (4 TOTAL).
                    TIED 7TH EARLIEST FREEZE (10/3).
$$
OUSLEY/GEELHART


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