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Public Information Statement
National Weather Service Quad Cities IA/IL
110 PM CST Thu Nov 10 2016

...Latest first freeze of the season for the Quad Cities...

The lack of cold weather this fall has resulted in questions as to
the latest first freeze of the season for the Quad Cities.

In looking back through the weather records, the latest first freeze
of the season for the Quad Cities occurred on November 12th; the
most recent occurrence was in 1946. The other was in 1882.

Year   First Freeze    Nov Avg    Winter Avg    Winter Snowfall^
                        Temp         Temp

1946   November 12th    40.8         26.2          18.1 inches

1882   November 12th    41.8         21.0          Missing*

*Snowfall data did not start in the Quad Cities until 1884

^The winter season is defined as December through February.

Temperatures for December 1946 and January 1947 averaged 5.7 and 6.8
degrees above normal respectively. February 1947 averaged 3.4
degrees below normal. Snowfall for the 1946-47 season was 25.3
inches. Normals could not be computed for 1882 and 1883 due to a
climate record of insufficient length.

The forecast currently has temperatures of freezing or below by
sunrise November 12th.

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