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...2000 WEATHER SUMMARY...


JAN...NEW YEARS DAY HAD A HIGH OF 63 DEGREES.  THE AVERAGE           
      TEMPERATURE WAS ALMOST 4 DEGREES ABOVE NORMAL. SNOWFALL WAS    
      NEAR NORMAL...WITH 5.5 INCHES (6.0 INCHES IS NORMAL). 
FEB...IT WAS ANOTHER WARM AND DRY MONTH WITH THE TEMPERATURE 5.6     
      DEGREES ABOVE NORMAL AND LITTLE PRECIPITATION OR SNOW. 
MAR...WARM TEMPERATURES CONTINUE AS THE AVERAGE TEMPERATURE WAS 1.7  
      DEGREES ABOVE NORMAL.  ALMOST 3 INCHES OF LIQUID PRECIPITATION 
      FELL (OVER 2 INCHES ABOVE NORMAL)...AND 8.2 INCHES OF SNOW     
      FELL.  THE FIRST THUNDERSTORM OF THE SEASON OCCURRED ON        
      THE 7TH.
APR...THE TEMPERATURE WAS ABOVE NORMAL AND THE RAINFALL AND SNOWFALL 
      WERE BELOW NORMAL.
MAY...THE AVERAGE TEMPERATURE WAS 2 DEGREES ABOVE NORMAL...BUT       
      PRECIPITATION WAS BELOW NORMAL. 
JUN...NEAR NORMAL TEMPERATURE WAS EXPERIENCED...BUT IT WAS A DRY     
      MONTH.
JUL...THE AVERAGE TEMPERATURE WAS NEAR NORMAL...BUT MORE RAIN THAN   
      NORMAL OCCURRED (3.03 INCHES WHICH WAS 0.94 INCHES ABOVE       
      NORMAL). ON THE 11TH THUNDERSTORM WINDS GUSTED TO 61 MPH. THE  
      HIGHLIGHT OF THE YEAR WAS ON THE 20TH...WHEN HAIL LARGER THAN  
      GOLF BALLS CAUSED AN ESTIMATED $20 MILLION DAMAGE TO           
      CROPS...BUILDINGS AND VEHICLES. 
AUG...IT WAS WARMER AND DRIER THAN NORMAL.  THE AVERAGE TEMPERATURE  
      WAS 2.6 DEGREES ABOVE NORMAL....BUT ONLY 0.92 INCHES OF RAIN   
      FELL...WHICH IS OVER 1 INCH BELOW NORMAL.
SEP...IT WAS ALMOST A NORMAL MONTH CONCERNING TEMPERATURE...BUT      
      BELOW NORMAL FOR PRECIPITATION.
OCT...THE TEMPERATURE WAS BELOW NORMAL...BUT PRECIPITATION WAS       
      NEARLY AN INCH ABOVE NORMAL. ONLY A TRACE OF SNOW FELL. 
NOV...IT WAS THE FOURTH COLDEST NOVEMBER ON RECORD WITH THE          
      AVERAGE TEMPERATURE 8.5 DEGREES BELOW NORMAL.  ONLY .08 INCHES 
      OF PRECIPITATION FELL...TYING NOVEMBER 1950 FOR THE 7TH DRIEST 
      NOVEMBER ON RECORD.
DEC...FROM THE 10TH TO THE 14TH THE TEMPERATURE NEVER ROSE           
      ABOVE THE FREEZING POINT (98 HOURS IN A ROW).  LIQUID          
      PRECIPITATION AND SNOWFALL WERE JUST ABOUT HALF OF NORMAL FOR  
      THE MONTH.

 


                        2000   STATISTICS
      AVG    AVG   MEAN   DEP FM  PCPN  SNOW    HTG DEG.    COL.DEG
      MAX    MIN          NORMAL                 DAYS        DAYS
JAN   51.4  15.8   33.6   + 3.8    .34   5.5      965           0
FEB   59.6  21.8   40.7   + 5.6    .04     T      696           0
MAR   57.8  29.1   43.4   + 1.7   2.94   8.2      660           0
APR   72.0  33.4   52.7   + 0.9   1.21   0.4      362           0
MAY   83.2  43.0   63.1   + 2.0    .85     0      126          77
JUN   89.0  53.6   71.3   + 0.3    .93     0        7         205
JUL   95.0  60.5   77.8   + 0.7   3.03     0        0         404
AUG   94.5  59.2   76.9   + 2.6    .92     0        0         373
SEP   84.0  46.8   65.4   - 0.4    .36     T      114         132
OCT   67.3  36.7   52.0   - 1.6   1.50     T      401           8
NOV   47.3  32.0   32.0   - 8.5    .08   1.8      977           0
DEC   45.0  11.4   28.2   - 2.9    .21   2.4     1136           0

 

 


MEAN

 


AVERAGE MAXIMUM TEMPERATURE FOR THE YEAR   70.5   NORMAL 68.6
AVERAGE MINIMUM TEMPERATURE FOR THE YEAR   36.9   NORMAL 36.8
AVERAGE TEMPERATURE FOR THE YEAR           53.7   NORMAL 52.7
HIGHEST TEMPERATURE WAS 103 DEGREES ON JULY 6TH.
LOWEST  TEMPERATURE WAS  -1 DEGREE ON DECEMBER 11TH.


DAYS WITH MAX 90 OR HIGHER    90    NORMAL  65
DAYS WITH MAX 32 OR LOWER     12    NORMAL  18
DAYS WITH MIN 32 OR LOWER    164    NORMAL 156 
DAYS WITH MIN ZERO OR LOWER    4    NORMAL  10

 


...PRECIPITATION...


TOTAL 12.41 INCHES.   NORMAL 11.19  INCHES
MOST IN 24 HOURS WAS 1.96 INCHES ON JULY 11TH - 12TH.
DAYS WITH MEASURABLE PRECIPITATION   59  NORMAL   69
DAYS WITH THUNDERSTORMS              36  NORMAL   44
DAYS WITH HAIL                        3

 


SNOWFALL TOTAL FOR THE YEAR 18.3 INCHES   NORMAL 31.8 INCHES
MOST SNOW IN 24 HOURS WAS    4.3 INCHES   ON MARCH 31ST.
GREATEST SNOW DEPTH WAS      3.0 INCHES   ON JANUARY 29TH.

 


...WIND...


AVERAGE WIND SPEED  7.9  MPH   NORMAL   8.3 MPH


DAYS WITH HEAVY FOG      7     NORMAL      10
HEATING DEGREE DAYS   5444     NORMAL    5413
COOLING DEGREE DAYS   1199     NORMAL     973
HIGHEST PRESSURE FOR THE YEAR   30.63 ON  7 OCTOBER
LOWEST  PRESSURE FOR THE YEAR   29.20 ON 11 MAY