2006 Weather Year in Review - Third Warmest on Record!

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CLIMATE REPORT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE QUAD CITIES IA IL
1122 AM CST MON JAN 1 2007
...THIRD WARMEST YEAR ON RECORD...
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...THE MOLINE CLIMATE SUMMARY FOR 2006...
CLIMATE NORMAL PERIOD 1971 TO 2000
CLIMATE RECORD PERIOD 1872 TO 2006
WEATHER         OBSERVED          NORMAL  DEPART  LAST YEAR`S
VALUE DATE(S) VALUE FROM VALUE
NORMAL
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TEMPERATURE (F)
RECORD
HIGH 111 07/14/1936
LOW -28 02/03/1996
HIGHEST 100 07/17 87 13 103
LOWEST -8 02/18 11 -19 -11
AVG. MAXIMUM 63.0 60.4 2.6 63.0
AVG. MINIMUM 43.4 39.9 3.5 42.3
MEAN 53.2 50.2 3.0 52.7
DAYS MAX >= 90 25 22.4 2.6 43
DAYS MAX <= 32 14 49.7 -35.7 40
DAYS MIN <= 32 115 134.9 -19.9 123
DAYS MIN <= 0 2 17.0 -15.0 7
PRECIPITATION (INCHES)
RECORD
MAXIMUM 56.36 1973
MINIMUM 17.33 1901
TOTALS 37.34 38.04 -0.70 17.86
DAILY AVG. 0.10 0.10 0.00 0.05
DAYS >= .01 115 117.7 -2.7 94
DAYS >= .10 65 MM MM 45
DAYS >= .50 30 MM MM 13
DAYS >= 1.00 7 9.8 -2.8 1
GREATEST
24 HR. TOTAL 1.86 04/29 TO 04/30 1.00
SNOWFALL (INCHES)
RECORDS
MAXIMUM 71.3 1997
MINIMUM 7.1 1922
TOTALS 16.9 35.0 -18.1 27.7
DAYS >= TRACE 22 MM MM 51
DAYS >= 1.0 4 10.9 -6.9 9
GREATEST
SNOW DEPTH 8 6
24 HR TOTAL 8.3 12/01 TO 12/01 4.9
DEGREE_DAYS
HEATING TOTAL 5373 6415 -1042 5760
COOLING TOTAL 1157 969 188 1342
FREEZE DATES
RECORD
EARLIEST 09/20/1991
LATEST 05/21/2002
EARLIEST 10/12/2006
LATEST 04/26/2006
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WIND (MPH)
AVERAGE WIND SPEED 8.3
HIGHEST WIND SPEED/DIRECTION 53/160 DATE 03/12
HIGHEST GUST SPEED/DIRECTION 107/220 DATE 03/12
SKY COVER
POSSIBLE SUNSHINE (PERCENT) MM
AVERAGE SKY COVER MM
NUMBER OF DAYS FAIR 207
NUMBER OF DAYS PC 94
NUMBER OF DAYS CLOUDY 64
AVERAGE RH (PERCENT)     MM
WEATHER CONDITIONS. NUMBER OF DAYS WITH
THUNDERSTORM 51 MIXED PRECIP MM
HEAVY RAIN MM RAIN MM
LIGHT RAIN MM FREEZING RAIN MM
LT FREEZING RAIN MM HAIL 1
HEAVY SNOW MM SNOW MM
LIGHT SNOW MM SLEET 1
FOG 170 FOG W/VIS <= 1/4 MILE 18
HAZE 97
-  INDICATES NEGATIVE NUMBERS.
R INDICATES RECORD WAS SET OR TIED.
MM INDICATES DATA IS MISSING.
T INDICATES TRACE AMOUNT.
&&
TWENTY SEVEN RECORDS WERE ESTABLISHED THIS PAST YEAR.
 DATE   RECORD TYPE   NEW RECORD   PREVIOUS RECORD/YEAR
------ ------------- ------------ ----------------------
01/03 WARM MIN 38 38 / 1998+
01/19 MAX 58 57 / 1951
01/28 WARM MIN 41 35 / 1930
01/28 DAILY PCPN 1.27 0.96 / 1909
01/29 WARM MIN 37 36 / 1989+
02/18 COLD MAX 7 7 / 1958
03/13 PEAK WIND 107 81 / 08/21/1987
04/13 MAX 86 83 / 1941
04/26 MIN 29 30 / 1980
05/12 COLD MAX 46 47 / 1966
05/27 MAX 93 93 / 1978
05/28 MAX 95 93 / 1991
05/29 WARM MIN 74* 73 / 1942
06/10 COLD MAX 59 63 / 1923
08/01 WARM MIN 79 78 / 1945+
08/02 WARM MIN 79 78 / 1988+
10/01 MAX 89 89 / 1897
10/03 MAX 95** 93 / 1997
11/27 WARM MIN 55 54 / 1909
11/28 MAX 67 63 / 1998
11/28 WARM MIN 56 46 / 1913
11/29 DAILY PCPN 0.94 0.93 / 1991
12/21 DAILY PCPN 0.69 0.64 / 1949
12/29 WARM MIN 41 40 / 1896
12/30 WARM MIN 45 43 / 1896+
* THE RECORD WARM MINIMUM ON MAY 29TH ALSO TIED THE MONTHLY RECORD
WARM MINIMUM TEMPERATURE PREVIOUSLY SET ON MAY 26...1914.
** THE RECORD MAXIMUM ON OCTOBER 3RD ALSO SET THE MONTHLY RECORD
MAXIMUM TEMPERATURE FOR OCTOBER. THE PREVIOUS RECORD WAS 93 SET ON
OCTOBER 3RD...1997.
.....DAILY EXTREMES LAST YEAR /VALUE:DATE(S) OF OCCURRENCE/.....
MONTH     MAX        MIN        PCPN     SNOWFALL    PEAK WIND
----- ---------- ---------- ----------- ---------- -----------
JAN 58:19 16:23,10 1.27:28 2.8:20 44 W:24
FEB 61:14 -8:18 0.72:16 0.4:11 38 W:13
MAR 75:11 18:04 1.78:12 2.6:21 107 SW:12
APR 86:13 29:26 1.37:30 46 SW:11
MAY 95:28 35:06 0.77:16 40 NW:11
JUN 93:16 46:12 0.71:10 38 E:26
S:17
JUL 100:17 55:07 1.76:21 45 S:17
AUG 98:02 58:16 1.37:28 55 W:03
SEP 86:08 38:20 0.82:11 30 W:18
OCT 95:03 25:24 0.81:17 T:12,11 39 W:13
NOV 73:08 16:03 0.94:29 T:10 37 N:10
DEC 59:14 2:08 0.94:20 8.3:01 30 W:31
W:14
N:07
N:01
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ANN 100:07/17 -11:12/07 1.78:03/12 8.3:12/01 107 SW:03/12
...MONTHLY/YEARLY AVERAGE TEMPERATURES...NORMALS...AND RECORDS...
         LAST               RECORD         RECORD
MONTH YEAR NORMAL WARMEST COLDEST
------- ------ -------- -------------- --------------
JAN 35.3* 21.1 37.6 IN 1880 6.3 IN 1979
FEB 27.6 26.9 39.6 IN 1882 10.4 IN 1875
MAR 39.8 38.7 49.8 IN 1910 19.9 IN 1960
APR 55.7 50.5 58.5 IN 1915 41.4 IN 1874
MAY 62.3 61.7 68.9 IN 1977 54.8 IN 1907
JUN 70.9 71.2 78.1 IN 1934 65.8 IN 1916
JUL 79.2 75.3 85.0 IN 1936 69.2 IN 1891
AUG 74.5 73.2 81.0 IN 1947 67.2 IN 1915
SEP 63.5 65.0 72.2 IN 1897 58.9 IN 1918
OCT 50.2 53.0 64.4 IN 1963 42.6 IN 1925
NOV 43.6 39.1 49.8 IN 2001 30.1 IN 1976
DEC 33.9 26.4 42.0 IN 1877 13.1 IN 2000
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ANNUAL 53.2** 50.2 54.3 IN 1921 45.7 IN 1875
* SECOND WARMEST JANUARY ON RECORD
** THIRD WARMEST YEAR ON RECORD.  THE SECOND WARMEST YEAR
WAS IN 1998 WHEN THE AVERAGE TEMPERATURE WAS 53.4 DEGREES.
 
...MONTHLY/YEARLY PRECIPITATION...NORMALS...AND RECORDS...
         LAST                RECORD         RECORD
MONTH YEAR NORMAL WETTEST DRIEST
------- ------ -------- --------------- --------------
JAN 2.81 1.58 4.63 IN 1916 0.07 IN 1919
FEB 0.98 1.51 4.87 IN 1887 0.07 IN 1877
MAR 4.21 2.92 7.43 IN 1973 0.17 IN 1885
APR 5.08 3.82 11.30 IN 1973 0.32 IN 1895
MAY 1.71 4.25 11.43 IN 1974 0.31 IN 1992
JUN 2.14 4.63 13.21 IN 1993 0.49 IN 1886
JUL 4.68 4.03 11.76 IN 1992 0.14 IN 1936
AUG 6.87 4.41 15.23 IN 1987 0.35 IN 1971
SEP 1.25 3.16 14.18 IN 1970 0.02 IN 1979
OCT 2.32 2.80 9.41 IN 1941 0.01 IN 1964
NOV 2.26 2.73 6.77 IN 1992 0.18 IN 1904
DEC 3.03 2.20 4.99 IN 1982 0.21 IN 1900
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ANNUAL 37.34 38.04 56.36 IN 1973 17.33 IN 1901
...MONTHLY/YEARLY SNOWFALL...NORMALS...AND RECORDS...
         LAST               RECORD         RECORD
MONTH YEAR NORMAL SNOWIEST LEAST SNOWY
------- ------ -------- -------------- -------------
JAN 3.1 10.2 26.7 IN 1979 T IN 1989+
FEB 0.7 7.0 20.7 IN 1994 T IN 1987+
MAR 4.8 4.9 24.8 IN 1923 T IN 1994+
APR 0.0 1.3 13.3 IN 1997
MAY 0.0 T 0.3 IN 1935
JUN 0.0 0.0
JUL 0.0 0.0
AUG 0.0 0.0
SEP 0.0 0.0
OCT T 0.2 6.6 IN 1967
NOV T 3.0 15.6 IN 1974
DEC 8.3 8.4 32.0 IN 2000 0.0 IN 1889
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ANNUAL 16.9 35.0 71.3 IN 1997 7.1 IN 1922
...MONTHLY HEATING AND COOLING DEGREE DAY UNITS AND NORMALS...
                HEATING                 COOLING
-------------------- --------------------
MONTH LAST YEAR NORMAL LAST YEAR NORMAL
------- ----------- -------- ----------- --------
JAN 913 1374 0 0
FEB 1039 1083 0 0
MAR 773 831 0 1
APR 283 450 10 12
MAY 171 172 96 62
JUN 22 19 210 205
JUL 0 3 447 322
AUG 0 8 302 254
SEP 95 108 59 101
OCT 483 394 33 12
NOV 636 782 0 0
DEC 958 1191 0 0
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ANNUAL 5373 6415 1157 969
OFFICIAL DATA FOR THE QUAD CITIES IS RECORDED AT THE QUAD CITY
AIRPORT IN MOLINE...ILLINOIS.
 


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