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CLIMATE REPORT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE LINCOLN IL
914 AM CST FRI JAN 1 2016

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...THE SPRINGFIELD IL CLIMATE SUMMARY FOR THE MONTH OF DECEMBER 2015...

CLIMATE NORMAL PERIOD 1981 TO 2010
CLIMATE RECORD PERIOD 1879 TO 2015

WEATHER         OBSERVED          NORMAL  DEPART  LAST YEAR`S
                 VALUE   DATE(S)  VALUE   FROM    VALUE
                                          NORMAL
.............................................................
TEMPERATURE (F)
RECORD
 HIGH              74   12/03/2012
                        12/28/1984
                        12/03/1970
 LOW              -21   12/23/1989
HIGHEST            70   12/12        38      32       56
LOWEST             19   12/19        23      -4        8
AVG. MAXIMUM     49.5              38.3    11.2     40.4
AVG. MINIMUM     35.4              22.5    12.9     28.6
MEAN             42.4              30.4    12.0     34.5
DAYS MAX >= 90      0               0.0     0.0        0
DAYS MAX <= 32      2               8.7    -6.7        5
DAYS MIN <= 32     12              24.6   -12.6       20
DAYS MIN <= 0       0               1.6    -1.6        0

PRECIPITATION (INCHES)
RECORD
 MAXIMUM         8.94   1982
 MINIMUM         0.15   1955
TOTALS           6.56              2.52    4.04     1.95
DAILY AVG.       0.21              0.08    0.13     0.06
DAYS >= .01        12               9.9     2.1        9
DAYS >= .10         8               5.4     2.6        3
DAYS >= .50         5               1.4     3.6        2
DAYS >= 1.00        2               0.6     1.4        0
GREATEST
 24 HR. TOTAL    2.42   12/26 TO 12/27              0.73

SNOWFALL (INCHES)
RECORDS
 TOTAL           22.7   1977
TOTALS            0.1               5.6    -5.5      0.5
SINCE 7/1         0.6               6.2    -5.6      4.2
DAYS >= 1.0         0               1.7    -1.7        0
GREATEST
 SNOW DEPTH         0   MM                            -1
 24 HR TOTAL      0.1   MM                           0.5

DEGREE_DAYS
HEATING TOTAL     692              1072    -380      936
 SINCE 7/1       1462              2140    -678     2172
COOLING TOTAL       0                 0       0        0
 SINCE 1/1       1375              1122     253     1162
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WIND (MPH)
AVERAGE WIND SPEED              11.9
HIGHEST WIND SPEED/DIRECTION    38/260    DATE  12/23
HIGHEST GUST SPEED/DIRECTION    51/080    DATE  12/28

SKY COVER
POSSIBLE SUNSHINE (PERCENT)   MM
AVERAGE SKY COVER           0.50
NUMBER OF DAYS FAIR           11
NUMBER OF DAYS PC              6
NUMBER OF DAYS CLOUDY         14

AVERAGE RH (PERCENT)     78

WEATHER CONDITIONS. NUMBER OF DAYS WITH
THUNDERSTORM              0     MIXED PRECIP               0
HEAVY RAIN                4     RAIN                       7
LIGHT RAIN               14     FREEZING RAIN              0
LT FREEZING RAIN          0     HAIL                       0
HEAVY SNOW                0     SNOW                       0
LIGHT SNOW                2     SLEET                      0
FOG                      21     FOG W/VIS <= 1/4 MILE      2
HAZE                      3

-  INDICATES NEGATIVE NUMBERS.
R  INDICATES RECORD WAS SET OR TIED.
MM INDICATES DATA IS MISSING.
T  INDICATES TRACE AMOUNT.

&&

2ND WARMEST DECEMBER ON RECORD AT 42.4 DEGREES
3RD WETTEST DECEMBER ON RECORD WITH 6.56 INCHES
RECORD HIGH TEMPERATURE OF 70 DEGREES ON THE 12TH
RECORD WARM LOW TEMPERATURE OF 55 DEGREES ON THE 12TH
RECORD WARM LOW TEMPERATURE OF 61 DEGREES ON THE 13TH
TIED MONTHLY RECORD WARM LOW TEMPERATURE OF 61 DEGREES ON THE 13TH
RECORD HIGH TEMPERATURE OF 64 DEGREES ON THE 21ST
RECORD DAILY PRECIPITATION OF 1.85 INCHES ON THE 26TH
RECORD DAILY PRECIPITATION OF 1.94 INCHES ON THE 28TH

$$

JRP



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