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, .;1 ACRICULTURAL MErESItCH AND EDUCATION' CA'IT :. .----> :
IFAS, U1!IVIW~ITY OF FLOfID.LA l I'. ,
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1985 CLEATOLOGICAL rLFOfT AMID IIISTORBAL INFO.ATI t .. 1 i .'P; -j a
E. E. Albrests and C. 1.. Howard --..-.i
This report contains weather data for the Agricultural F.esearch and Education
Center at Dover, Florida for the year 1985 and historical information and
averages for the years 1929 through 1985.
The present weather station is located 7 miles west of Plant City. Until
Noveraer of 1963, the weather station -:as located at SIringhead, about three
miles southeast of Plant City. All precipatation measurements were iHade at 3 a.a.
each day and represent the previous 24 hour period. Termperature data is taken at
G a.m. in a standard weather instrument shelter appro:xi-.ately 4 feet above the
ground and the data is the recorded high and low for the previous 24 hours,
T1 :PEI-ATUT2:
Temperatures for 1985 ranged front a low of 200F in January to a hi:;h of
100F in June. There were 9 days of freezing temperatures of 320r or bel.: -
Jan. 6, 21, 22, 23, 27, Feb. 14, Dec. 22, 26, and 27. The hottest day of the
year was June 6 with a temperature of 1000F. January was the coldest month with
a monthly average temperature of 54.40F. June was the wariest month with a
monthly average of 81.50F. January and December were the only months hose
average temperatures were below the 57-year average (Jan. 1929 Dec. c,15).
April, July, and September had average temperatures approximately the same as their
57-year averages. All other months had monthly average temperatures above their
57-year averages.
Tables 1-12 give the daily high, low, and average temperatures, rainfall and
historical extremes in temperatures. Table 13 gives monthly temperature averages
for 16 years (1970-1985), 41 years (1929-1969) and for 57 years (1929-1985).
Table 14 gives the monthly temperature extremes for 1929 through 1985.
RAINFALL:
Total rainfall for 1985 was 45.91 inches. The 57 year average was 53.23
inches. There was a deficit of 7.32 inches or 13.75' in 195. June had the most
rainfall, 10.01 inches. The driest month was April with only 0.71 inches of rain.
There were two rains that were over 3 inches June 15 with rainfall of 3.63
inches and Sept. 1 with 3.83. The Sept. 1 rainfall was associated with Hurricane
Elena.

HURRICANES:
In 1985, there were 11 hurricanes and tropical storms but Hurricane Elena
was the only significant threat to the Tampa area. "Xlena" cane within 135 nautical
miles north, northwest of Tarpa. The storn posed a threat to this area from Aug.
28 to Sept. 4, 1985. A total of 6.14 inches of rain fell with 3.83 inches on
Sept. 1 which was the nost rain received in one day during 1985. Hurricane 2ob
came within 90 miles south of Tampa from July 21 to 26 but gave no significant
rainfall (1).
HISTORICAL DATA:
RAINFALL:
On Jan. 19, 1977, snow fell on this area. The official aoxunt recorded at
the Tampa Airport was 0.20 inches. This is the most snowfall that Tampa has


Historical information was obtained and weather data compiled by Alicia '.lidden.






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received. The daily low temperatures for that period were 24F on the 18th, p
250F on the 19th, and 220F on the 20th. Other records of snow were a trace in
Jan. 1951 and 1980. Mention is made of a 3 hour snowstorm on Jan. 8, 1958 at the
station in Springhead, but no official record was recorded at the airport (1).
Table 15 shows total yearly rainfall for the past 57 years. From Jan. 1929
to Dec, 1985 there has been a total of 3,033.8 inches of rainfall. The yearly
average is 53.22 inches. For the 57 years, 24 years were above average in
rainfall amounts; thirty years were below, with 3 years being within one-half
inch of the average. Table 16 contains historical data for extremes in monthly
rainfall for the past 57 years. The most rainfall received in one year was 83.36
inches in 1959. The driest year was 1961 with only 34.02 inches of rainfall.
The most rainfall ever recorded was on June 25, 1945 with 11.5 inches. This was
due to feeder bands from a hurricane which made landfall just below Cedar Key.
Table 17 compares 1985 rainfall for each month to the 57 year averages.
HURRICANES -
From 1871 to 1985, 88 tropical storms and hurricanes, including subtropical
storms since 1968, have passed within 100 nautical miles of the city of Tampa.
There have been 8 in June, 7 in July, 14 in Aug., 28 in Sept., 30 in Oct., and
1 in Nov. On Oct. 19, 1944, a large hurricane came ashore near Sarasota and
moved east to Tampa, which was in the eye. It caused extensive damage, deaths,
and injuries. Winds gusted up to 100 m.p.h. The station at Springhead received
5.3 inches of rain. On June 25, 1945, the largest rainfall ever recorded-for a
24 hour period (11.5 inches) was received due to a hurricane that came within
45 nautical miles of Tampa. It made landfall below Cedar Key. The large amount
of rain was probably due to feeder bands from the storm. Hurricane Donna on Sept.
10, 1960 was a severe storm and came within 35 miles east of Tampa. Winds gusted
to 90 100 m.p.h., and 8.06 inches of rain were received. Other hurricanes have
affected the area in the recent past. "Alma" on June 8, 1966 passed 50 miles
from Tampa with rainfall for the 8th and 9th of 3.21 inches. On Oct. 18, 1968
"Gladys" passed 45 miles from Tampa and gave 2.01 inches of rain on the 18th and
19th. "Isidore", which was a tropical storm from Sept. 25 to Oct. 1, 1984,
passed 20 miles north of Tampa and gave 3.66 inches of rain on Sept. 28, 1984
(1,2).

LITERATURE CITED

1. Greenhaigh, Annegret, and Jim Lebda. 1986. Personal communication.
National Weather Service Office, ARC Ruskin, FL.

2. Tampa Hurricane Guide. 1983. U. S. Dept. of Commerce, NOAA:, NESDI,
National Climatic Data Center, Asheville, N. C,














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Table 1. Daily weather records for January 1985.


Temperature (oF)
month Max. Min. Mean

Jan. 1 80 62 71.0
2 82 65 73.5
3 82 64 73.0
4 69 59 64.0
5 61 45 53.0
6 53 32 42.5
7 61 35 48.0
8 69 44 56.5
9 66 37 51.5
10 67 39 53.0
11 76 50 63.0
12 76 44 60.0
13 47 34 40.5
14 59 44 51.5
15 57 45 51.0
16 58 33 45.5
17 68 50 59.0
18 80 60 70.0
19 62 45 53.5
20 65 39 52.0
21 70 20 45.0
22 36 21 28.5
23 45 29 37.0
24 58 38 48.0
25 68 42 55.0
26 69 46 57.5
27 56 28 42.0
28 69 43 56.0
29 70 45 57.5
30 67 47 57.0
31 79 61 70.0


Rainfall Temperature Extremes
inches High Years (s) Low Years


1.14









0.09


0.38
0.19

0.20



0.19



0.07


94 1973
94 1973
86 1973
88 1972
85 1937/72
85 1936
84 1936/47
85 1937
84 1972
84 1937/72/74/75
84 1972/74
83 1972
85 1932
84 1937/47
84 1937/47
85 1947
87 1980
87 1937
87 1937
85 1929/37/47
84 1937
86 1937
83 1929/37
85 1937
86 1929/37
86 1974
85 1974
86 1974
85 1932/57
87 1932
89 1951


30 1984
31 1963
28 1979
30 1979
33 1962
32 1980
32 1980
28 1970
27 1958
24 1970
26 1959
22.5 1982
18 1981
24 1981
28 1964/82
28 1978
28 1959
24 1977
25 1976/77
22 1977
20 1985
21 1985
28 1976
26 1960
30 1940
28 1977
26 1940
22 1940
21 1940
27 1966/78
23 1966


Avg. 65.3 43.4


54.4


2.26 Total


57 Yr. Avg. 70.3 48.9 59.6


2.31






Table 2. Daily weather records, for February 1985


Temperature (UF) Rainfall Temperature Extremes
Month Max.- Min. Mean inches High Years (s) Low Years (s)


Feb. 1 84
2 86
3 82
4 74
5 76
6 84
7 82
8 66
9 55
10 66
11 71
12 70
13 56
14 55
15 62
16 53
17 61
18 72
19 76
20 78
21 81
22 78
23 79
24 82
25 84
26 85
27 84
28 84


59 71.5
67 76.5
59 7005
59 66.5
60 68i0
64 7440
54 68.0
42 54.0
33 44 0
35 50.5
53 62.0
49 59.5
34 45.0
32 43.5
44 53.0
34 43.5
38 49.5
46 59.0
50 63.0
51 64.5
52 66.5
58 68.0
56 67.5
57 69.5
52 68.0
60 72.5
56 70.0
58 71.0


0.03



0,57
0425



0.75


0.12


86 1941
86 1985
86 1982
84 1932
85 1943
84 1982/85
84 1949
86 1949
88 1949
87 1932
87 1932
88 1935
88 1935
88 1935
87 1932
87 1949
88 1975
88 1975
87 1933/49
86 1929/62
87 1929
87 1932
87 1962
87 1962
88 1962
90 1971
90 1939
88 1971


31 1936
27 1980
30 1935
27 1980
27 1958
28 1947/66
28 1978
28 1976
30 1968
30 1971/76/79
28 1971
31 1973
29 1958
26 1958
27 1943/71
27 1943
29 1958
27 1958
29 1958
32 1960
30 1958/77
27 1977
29 1978
32 1964
29 1967
26 1967
27.5 1974
31 1943


73.8 50.4 62.1


57 Yr. Avg. 72.4 50.1 61.3


1.72 Total

3.08


Avg.





Table
Table


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3. Daily weather records, for March 1985.


Temperature (uF) Rainfall Temperature Extremes
Month Max. MLin ..Mean inches High Years (s) .. Low., Years(s)


March 1 82
2 83
3 80
4 80
5 84
6 84
7 84
8 79
9 82
10 83
11 85
12 86
13 84
14 85
15 86
16 86
17 84
18 70
19 66
20 72
21 78
22 64
23 79
24 74
25 81
26 80
27 78
28 80
29 82
30 84
31 86
Avg. 80.4
57 Yr. Avg. 77.1


56
62
52
55
67
62
62
54
54
54
58
57
55
54
58
59
62
48
34
45
61
62
53
53
53
51
49
57
55
57
61
55.5
54.4


69.0
72.5
66.0
67.5
75.5
73.0
73.0
66.5
68.0
68.5
71.5
71.5
69.5
69.5
72.0
72.5
73.0
59.0
50.0
58.5
69.5
63.0
66.0
63.5
67.0
65.5
63.5
68.5
68.5
70.5
73.5
67.92
65.7


0.30
0.02



1.76


1.98 Total
3.63


1976
1939
1952
1977
1938/39/77
1977
1973
1973/74
1979
1973/74
1968/73/74
1973
1973/83
1973
1973
1973
1980/82
1943/63
1935/43/77
1935/77
1977
1929/35.
1935
1975
1929/74
1974
1974
1938
1977
1977
1981


32
29
25.5
31
32
33
34
31
32
34
33
34
38
34
34
38
38
37
34
42
33
37
36
32
38
38
36
37
38
41
35


1968/84
1941/80
1980
1943/80
1971
1978
1960
1962
1971
1957
1961
1934
1959/68
1933/69
1933
1933
1981
1956
1985
1956
1971
1958
1945
1968
1981
1979
1979
1971
1969
1953/55
1971





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Table 4. Daily Weather records, for April 1985..


Temperature (OF) Rainfall Temperature Extremes
Month Max. in. Mean inches High Years (s) Low Years(s)

April 1 87 66 76-5 94 1974 42 1964
2 83 55 6940 0108 94 1975 41 1976
'.3 72 40' 56*0 0.01 92 1974/77 40 1985
:4. .72 40 56.0 92 1974/77 40 1985
5, 80 54 67.0 88 1945/47/69 38 1961
6 85 55 70.0 89 1936 33 1944
.7. 80 62 71.0 0.27 90 1938/73 39 1944
'8 80 59 69.5 0.01 90 1938/43 41 1950
9 83 55 69.0 88 1943/47/48/78/83 36 1971
10 74 47 60.5 90 1962 38 1971
11 76 53 64.5 91 1943 42 1974
12 81 62 71.5 0.05 89 1965 42 1973
13 70 65 67.5 0.24 91 1929/74 43 1932
14 83 60 71.5 0.05 92 1972 39 1932/40
15 84 62 73.0 92 1972 43 1935/50
16 78 57 67.5 92 1972 40 1950
17 84 56 "70.0 91 1939 38 1962
18 84 55 69.5 92 1975 46 1961/83
19 85 61 73.0 92 1970/72 46 1961/62
20 80 62 71.0 95 1935 42 1936
21 83 60 71.5 92 1970/72 45 1953/56
22 84 58 71.0 96 1968 45 1943
23 88 61 74.5 92 1970 47 1940
24 87 60 73.5 90 1949/58/76 54 1961/62
25 90 61 75.5 92 1945/58 49 1984
26 89 61 75.0 94 1958 47 1974
27 89 59 74.0 92 1932/45/70/75 42 1977
28 92 59 75.5 94 1968 43 1977
29 89 68 78.5 95 1975 46 1967/77
30 90 69 79.5 94 1975 49 1965

Avg. 82.7 58.1 70.4 0.71 Total

57 Yr. Avg. 82.0 58.9 70.5 2.43




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Table 5. Daily weather records for May 1985.


Temperature (VF) Rainfall Temperature Extremes
Month Max. Min. Mean inches High Years (s) Low Years(s)


1938
1938
1975
1935/38/43
1929
1955
1975.
1929/33/75
1933/41
1955
1974
1967
1967


47
48
50
46
43
40
42
47
48
51
50
51
49


May 1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
11
12
13

14
15
16
17
18
19
20
21
22
23
24
25
26
27
28
29
30
31


72.5
74.5
75.0
74.5
74.5
74.5
73.5
74.5
77.5
77.0
77.5
77.0
77.5

80.0
81.0
80.5
79.0
72.5
72.0
79.0
84.0
82.5
81.5
80.5
76.0
74.5
74.0
75.0
76.0
78.0
79.0


89.4 64.5 76.9


0.81 Total


57 Yr. Avg. 86.8 64.2


0.26
0.03







0.24


0.05

0.19




0.01



0.03


93
95
94
93
93
94
94
94
94
95
96
96
98

99
95
93
96
96
96
98
100
99
97
96
95
97
102
98
98
97
100


1967
1945
1985
1981
1981
1938
1938
1938
1938
1973
1973
1933
1973
1973
1973
1967/73
1981
1945


1945
1945
1981
1971
1971
1945
1945
1958
1960
1960
1969
1938
1940/60/
81
1960
1960
1960
1931/60
1984
1979
1979
1945
1968
1941
1942
1931
1979
1979
1972/79/85
1935/46/49
1951/68/71
1971


Avg.


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75.5 3.94








Table 6. Daily weather record for June 1985.


Temperature. (F) Rainfall Temperature Extremes
monthh -Max. Ivin. -Mean- .inches .High Years(s) Low Years(s)


1945
1945
1982
1985
1985
1985
1933/85
1985


June 1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8

9
10
11
12
13
14
15
16
17
18
19
20
21
22
23
24
25
26
27
28
29
30


97
93
95
99
99
100
98
97

96
93
93
94
92
85
74
81
97
95
92
93
90
90
88
89
89
91
87
89
90
89


68
69
71
71
73
71
74
71

71
73
68
73
S71
70
67
72
71
73
72
71
73
71
69
68
68
72
72
73
74
72


91.8 71.1 81.5


10.01 Total


57 Yr. Avg. 88.9 69.7


82.5
81.0
83.0
85.0
86.0
85.5
86.0
84.0

83.5
83.0
80.5
83.5
81.5
77.5
70.5
76.5
84.0
84.0
82.0
82.0
81.5
80.5
78.5
78.5
78.5
81.5
79.5
81.0
82.0
80.5


100
96
98
99
99
100
98
97

96
96
95
98
98
98
98
98
100
98
95
96
96
96
96
98
97
97
97
98
S96
96


1984
1984
1933
1933/55
1931/33
1931
1931/73
1947/40/
56/70
1931
1930
1960/80
1960
1955
1960
1950/60
1950/P3
1938
1933
1961
1965
1956
1964
1944/56/79
1961
1966
1937
1966
1937
1936
19 1


1985
1945/52/75
1945
1977
1973
1977
1975
1981
1981
1981
1943/70
1970
1948/70
1977
1944
1977
1984
1950/77
1977
1940
1931/48
1931


60
58
60
59
65
59
62
64
64
60
64
63
60
67
66
65
64
63
66
67
64
62


1.29



1.93
1.01
0.37
0.93
3.63





0.04
0.9
0.59



0.01
0.07
0.24


Avg.


79.2 7.8





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Table 7. Daily weather record for July 1985.


Temperature ("F) Rainfall T. temperature Extremes
Month Max. Min. Mean inches High Years(s) Low Years(s)


July 1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9

10
11
12
13
14
15
16
17
18
19
20
21
22
S 23
24
25
26
27
28
29
30


80.5
80.0
80.0
79.0
80.0
81.0
82.5
84.0
84.0

81.5
83.0
81.0
79.5
81.0
80.5
78.0
81.0
79.0
79.5
79.5
81.0
80.0
81.0
77.5
85.5
81.5
80.5
81.0
82.0
85.0


31 92 70 81.0


0.02
0.04

0.02



0.16





0.03
1.9
1.0
0.25.
0.09
0.13
0.32 .
0.58
0.66.
0.01
0.03 .

0.78
0.01
0.04
0.85



0.65


96
96
98
96
98
99
97
99
98

97
96
96
96
98
101
96
96
96
97
97
96
95
98
96
97
96
95
96
96
95


1931
1936/70
1931
1972
1932
1932
1936
1981
1932

1932
1973
1932
1932
1932
1932
1973
1934/73
1931/73
1931
1942
1942
1932/40
1940
1940
1985
1931/36
1930/77
1941/77
1972
1942


96 1942


61 1981
65 1931
66 1975
66 1961/75
65 1947
60 1947
65 1947
66 1972
68 1965/72/
76/80
68 1976/84
68 1972
68 1933/76/85
67 1985
66 1972
66 1974
66 1974
68 1945/68/74
68 1946/68/74
69 1946/47
66 1929
66 1929
67 1929
67 1929/65/72
67 1937
68 1929
65 1929
66 1984
69 1929
68 1929
69 1946/47
54/58
69 1947/49/50


90.5 71.5 81.0


7.57 Total


57 Yr. Avg. 89.5 71.4


Avg.


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80.5 8.3





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Table 8. Daily weather record for August 1985.


Temperature (UF Rainfall Temperature Extremes
Linth Max. lMin. Mean inches High Years(s) Low Years(s)


1961/81
1931
1934
1942
1931/42/72
1935


68
67
68


Aug. 1
2
3
4
;5
6
7
8
9
10
11
12
13
14
15
16
17
18

19
20
21
22
23
24
25
26
27
28
29
30
31


71
73
70
71
72
73
73
73
74
73
71
73
73
71
72
75
74
75

74
73
71
72
71
73
73
75
73
76
73
77
74


89.5 73.0 81.2


9.97 Total


57 Yr. Avg. 89.2 71.5


80.5
80.5
78.5
78.0
80.0
82.0
81.5
80.5
79.5
78.5
78.0
82.0
83.5
81.0
81.0
83.5
83.5
83.5

81.0
82.5
81.0
80.0
80.5
82.0
82.0
83.5
83.0
81.5
82.5
82.5
80.0


0.13

0.04
0.08
0.98
0.54
1.21
1.1
0.86
0.63
0.88

0.37
0.6
0.02

0.05


-0.26

0.46
0.03
0.44


0.02


0.29
0.02
0.96


96
97
96
97
96
98
95
96
96
96
96
98
99
96
95
.95
95
94

96
96
96
98
96
97
S96
97
97
97
S98
96
95


1935/68
1961
1935/72/75
1937/38/75
1933/37
1971
1973
1984
1967
1971
1971/82
1959/73
1950
1976
1939
1939
1939
1929

1960
1929/60
1929
1973
1957
1957
1957
1957
1929
1929
1929
1929
1929


1933/35/37/52/61
1935
1941
1933
1943
1952
1932
1932/37
1935
1934
1934/35
1931/34/51/52/70/
71
1935
1937
1939/52/66
1952
1934
1937
1937/38
1933/37
1938
1938
1938
1949/74
1938


Avg.


80.3 8.06





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Table 9. Daily weather records for September 1985.


Temperature (up rainfall
Month Max : Min Mean inches


Temperature Extremes
High Years(s) Low Years(s"


Sept.l 80
2 78
3 89
4 90
5 89
6 90
7 88
8 89
9 90
10 91
11 91

12 92
13 92
14 90
15 82
16 85
17 86
18 85
19 84
20 84
21 78
22 87
23 88
24 91
25 90
26 89
27 87
28 89
29 86
30 86


76.5
75.0
81.0
81,0
80.5
80.5
81.0
81.5
81.5
81.5
81.5

82.5
81.0
81.0
74.5
76.5
77.0
77.5
77.0
77.0
73.5
78.5
80.0
81.0
80.0
80.5
79.5
78,5
79.0
79.0


3.83
0.95
0.03
0.06
0.13
0.83







0.13


0.02

0.01
0.12
0.21
0.11








0.02


95 1952
95 1940/74
96 1936/51
96 1944
96 1944
95 1938/41/51
96 1937
96 1937
95 1938
95 1944
95 1933/39

95 1933
96 1974
95 1933
94 1947/72
94 1933/42
96 1933/72
95 1933/36
98 1933
95 1933
95 1933
98 1933
96 1933
95 1933
96 1972
94 1980
93 1934/51
94 1944
97 1972
95 1934


63 1929
65 1929
66 1946
68 1929/74
66 1929
67 1929/31
66 1984
65 1984
62 1972
64 1963
66 196C/69/
72/"0
66 1929
66 1929
65 1938
62 1956/76
62 1956/76
65 1932/76
66 196C/76
54 1981
55 19C1
59 1933
60 1972
60 1972
62 1967/72
65 1947
63 1956/83
59 1956
61 1931
60 1983
62 1940/47/
67/71/83


87.2 71.1 79.2


6.45 Total


57 Yr. Avg. 83.1 71.1 79.6


Avg.


7.09


-


- --


.rrr rrrrurr





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Table 10. Daily weather record for October 1985.


Temperature ('-F)
I:onth Max. Min. Mean


Rainfall
inches


Hieh


Temperature Extremes
Years(s) Low Years(s)


Oct. 1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
11
12
13
14
15
16
17
18
19
20
21
22
23
24
25
26
27
28
29

30
31


80.0
81.0
82.0
81.0
81.5
76.0
68.0
72.5
77.5
79.0
76.5
78.5
78.5
81.5
79.0
79.5
79.0
80.0
30.0
79.0
78.5
78.0
79.0
77.5
77.5
78.5
79.0
80.0
82.0

77.5
77.5


87.4 69.7 78.55


1.09 Total


57 Yr. Avg. 82.3 63.1 72.7


0.56


0.01

0.17



















0.01

0.02



0.32


1934
1958/59
1934/59
1937
1934/51
1951
1934/37/41
1975
1941
1941
1959
1932
1932
1932
1959/71/74
1936-
1966/67/71
1966/72
1942
1942
1936
1981
1939/85
1932
1932
1981
19813
1931/39/41/84
1981

1959
1932


Avg.


2.54


-~--- =


60 1976
53 1984
55 1929/84
50 1974
55 1929
54 1979
51 1932
53 1978
52 1972
56 1948/76
54 1967
55 1967
48 1980
41 1977
40 1977
44 1977
40 1977
40 1977
46 1977
45 1964/67
41 1964
45 1961
45 1937
39 1937
39 1937
44 1980/82
42 1958/6C
41 1957
42 1937/44
66
40 1956
44 1963/68


-





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Table 11. Daily weather record for November 1985,


Temperature (uF) Rainfall Temperature Extremes
Month TMx. Min. Meani inches High Years(s) Low Years(s)


71.5
71.5
77.0
75.5
58.0
55.0
59.0
66.0
67.5
70.0
74.0
73.0
75.0
76.0


Nov. 1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
11
12
13
14

15
16
17
18
19
20
21
22
23
24
25
26
27
28
29
30

Avg.


81.1 63.1 72.1


1.41
0.24
0.02
0.04





0.01








0.01

0.14
0.1
0.14
0.01
0.01





0.05


89 1940/83
89 1936
90 1972
90 1936/72
88 1935/38
88 1935
88 1936/37
87 1935/36
87 1980
89 1942
88 1946
86 1935/46/66
88 1972
85, 1948/C5


86
86
85
88
86.
84
86
86
86
86
86
86
88
86
88
87


1929/51/C5 32
1968 27
1930 26
1930 32
1974 35
1931/41 35
1956/73 32
1973 30
1941 35
1958 30
1973/83 20
1929/31/46/73 31
1983 28
1931 27
1940 33
1931 29


2.18 Total


57 Yr. Avg. 76.2 55.1 65.6


63 74.5
64 74.0
58 70.5
68 75.5
69 76.5
75 79.0
76 79.0
74 79.5
68 75.0
65 70.0
64 73.0
57 69.0
60 71.5
65 74.5
67 76.0
68 76.5


1954
1963
1966
1966
1970/78
1976
1980
1951
1976
1956
1956
1962
1977
1960/74/
04
1975
1940
1940
1940/70
1970
1968
1937
1937
1936/01
1956
1970
1950
1956
1956
1956
1959


1.79




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Table 12. Daily weather record for December 1985.


Temperature (vFi
.ionth Lax. Min. Mean


Dec. 1 85
2 82
3 81
4 66
5 76
6 67
7 67
8 71
9 70
10 76
11 79
12 82
13 83
14 82
15 59
16 60
17 58
18 61
19 65
20 68
21 65
22 57
23 57
24 61
25 76
26 56
27 45
28 61
29 73
30 68
31 66


77.0
75.0
63.0
58.5
68.0
60.0
54.5
58.0
63.5
67.0
67.5
71.5
74.0
71.0
46.0
52.0
54.0
49.5
57.0
53.0
53.0
43.5
47.5
55.0
63.5
40.5
35.0
47.5
59.0
51.5
50.5


Rainfall
inches High


0.01




0.19







0.6
0.01









0.35


Temperature Rxtremes
Years(s) Low Years(s


86 1968
86 1968
85 1931/34
85 1934/82/83
87 1943
86 1936
86 1978
86 1978
88 1929
88 1929
88 1929
88 1929
89 1929
88 1931
86 1971
88 1940
86 1931
87 1931
86 1931/67
86 1931
84 1932
84 1968
83 1951/56
85 1932
88 1948
82 1932/34/38/41
83 1942/71
84 1971
85 1971
86 1971
84 1971


29 1956
34 1956
36 1942
31 1974
29 1974
34 1981
29 1937
29 1937
32 1968/84
28 1974
26 1981
33 1957
19 1962
21 1962
26 1944
26 1967
27 1967
29 1973
29 1943/75
26 1981
30 1943/81
28 1975
28 1973
29 1930/75
22 1983
21 1983
27 1970
28 1977
30 1961
25 1961
33 1929


68.5 46.8 57.63


57 Yr. Ave. 71.8 50.5 61.1


1.16 Total


2.26


--.-.- ------- *-R;C~:-r CI--I-~ZI_LF C on~ZT~I=~h~ ( r


Avg.


,ii


----


---~




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Table 13.


Monthly temperature average for 3 periods of tine.


Temperature (F)
-Yr. Avg. 41-r. Avg. 57-Yr, Avg.
(1970-1985) (1929-1969) (1929-1985)
ionth Max. Min. VMean Max. Min. LMean LIax. .Min. ean


Jan.
Feb.
March
April
Lay
June
July
Aug.
Sept.
Oct.
Nov.
Dec.


68.9
71.2
78.5
82.4
87.0
89.3
90.6
89,8
88.0
83.2
76.6
71.5


47.7
48.7
55.0
58.3
64.0
69.9
71.5
72.1
70.5
63.5
55.4
50.9


58.2
60.0
66.7
70.4
75.5
79.6
81.1
80.9
79.2
73.4
66.0
61.2


71.0
72.8
76.5
81.8
86.7
88.7
89.1
88.9
88.1
81.9
76.0
71.9


49.3
50.7
54.2
59.2
64.3
-69.6
71.3
71.3
71.3
63.1;
55.0
50.3


60.2
61.8
65.3
70.5
75.5
79.1
80.2
80.1
79.7
'2.5
65.5
61.1


70.3
72.4
77.1
82.0
86.8
88.9
89.5
89.2
88.1
82.3
76.2
71.8


48.9
50.1
54.4
58.9
64.2
69.7
71.4
71.5
71.1
63.1
55.1
50.5


59.6
61.3
65.7
70.5
75.5
79.2
00.5
C0.3
79.6
72.7
65.6
61.1


Table 14. Monthly temperature extremes during the years 1929 through 19C5.


Highest Lowest
Month Mean avg. Year C ean avE. Year

Jan. 73.1 1937 50.7 1941
Feb. 70.6 1932 50.4 1950
March 71.4 1973 58.5 1960
April 75.3 1947 64.0 1961
May 79.7 1933 71.6 1960
June 82.1 1981 75.2 1930
July 83.5 1932 78.1 19'47
Aug. 84.5 1933 77.5 1929
Sept. 82.8 1944 75.0 1963
Oct. 78.6 1985 68.9 1977
Nov. 72.9 1946 60.5 1970
Dec. 72.3 1931 52.3 1963






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Table 15. Amount of rainfall for years 1929 through 1985.


-Total yearly rainfall
Year Amount Year Amount Year Amount

1929 60.92 1948 56.11 1967 60.86
1930 69.46 1949 49.23 1968 56.58
1931 56.32 1950 47.11 1969 61.31
1932 43.97 1951 38.72 1970 44.82
1933. 65.48 1952 55.13 1971 50.62
1934. 59.27 1953 69.48 1972 43.50
1935. 55.22 1954 46.79 1973 52.77
1936. 52.74 1955 46.36 1974 40.47
1937 47.37 1956 38.05 1975 45.48
1938. 47.66 1957 60.29 1976 42.34
1939. 56.16 1958 48.98 1977 37.84
1940 40.42 1959 83.36 1978 44.62
1941 64.66 1960 70.45 1979 67.88
1942 46.74 1961 34.02 1980 50.01
1943 68.84 1962 50.97 1981 52.23
1944 42.06 1963 50.96 1982 51.56
1945 57.29 1964 55.58 1983 68.74
1946 48.08 1965 53.27 1984 55.67
1947 90.71 1966 52.36 1985 45.91

57 Year average is 53.22 inches.




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Table 16. monthlyy rainfall extremes for the years 1929 throu h 1985.


Rainfall extremes (inches)
Highest rainLfall" --WUOs rainfall
LJonth Amount Year Amount Year

January 9.09 1948 0.03 1'50
February 9.14 1983 0.17 1949
Liarch 14.75 1959 0.09 1956
April 6.32 1934/35 --- 1967/01
I.ay 10.45 1979 0.07 1953
June 19.87 1943 1.19 1948
July 160. 1960 2.65 1976
August 18.53 1967 2.6 1976
September 17.41 1979 0.51 1972
October 10.03 1952 -- 1974
November 5.86 1953 1960
December 6.79 1930 0.13 1944
Highest Year: 1959 83.36 inches.
Lovest Yeax: 1961 34.02 inches.
Greatest rainfall: 11.5 inches on June 25, 1945.



Table 17. Rainfall (in.) by months for 1985 compared to the 57 year average.

By months Cuxulative
57-yr 57-yr
Ibnth 1985 Avg. Excess Deficit 1905 AvE. Deficit

Jan. 2.26 2.31 0.05 2.26 2.31 0.05
Feb. 1.72 3.0 1.36 3.9- 5.39 1.41
i-arch 1.98 3.63 1.65 5.96 9.02 3.06
April 0.71 2.43 1.72 6.67 11.45 4.78
".-y 0.81 3.94 3.13 7.40 15.39 7.91
June 10.01 7.0O 2.21 17.4P 23.19 5.70
July 7.57 C.30 0.73 25.06 31.49 6.43
Aug. 9.97 8.06 1.91 35.03 39.55 4.52
Sept. 6.45 7.09 0.64 41.48 46.64 5.16
Oct. 1.09 2.54 1.45 42.57 49.10 6.61
Nov. 2.18 1.79 0.39 44.75 50.97 6.22
Dec. 1.16 2.26 1.10 45.91 53.23 7.32

Year 45.91 53.23









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