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AGRICULTURAL RESEARCH AND EDUCATION CENTER
IFAS, UNIVERSITY OF FLORIDA
13138 LEWIS GALLAGHER ROAD
DOVER, FLORIDA 33527


REC Research Report DOV-1990-1


January, 1990


1990 CLIMATOLOGICAL REPORT AND HISTORICAL INFORMATION FROM 1929 1990

E. E. Albregts, C. M. Howard, and C. K. Chandler

This report contains weather data for the Agricultural Research and
Education Center at Dover, Florida for the year 1990 and the historical
average for the years 1929 through 1990.

The present weather station is located 7 miles west of Plant City. Until
November of 1963, the weather station was located at Springhead, about
three miles southeast of Plant City. All precipitation measurements were
made at 8 a.m. each day and represent the previous 24 hour period.
Temperature is taken daily at 8 a.m. in a standard weather instrument
shelter approximately 4 feet above the ground and the recorded high and
low and rainfall are for the previous 24 hours.

Temperature:

The coldest temperature of 1989 occurred on December 24 with a low of
21 F. The night of December 23 24 was especially cold because of strong
winds. The warmest day was June 15 with a high of 97 F. Six freezing
days occurred in 1989, February 24, 25, and 26 and December 4, 24, and 25.
February 24, May 12, August 12, October 21, and December 4 and 24 had lows
which equalled or were lower than any other lows for that day. However,
all months except December had average temperatures which were above the
61 year average. June was the warmest month of the year with a mean
temperature of 81.9 F and December was the coldest at 55.2 F. Tables 1-12
give the daily high, low, and average temperatures, rainfall, and
historical temperature extremes. Table 14 presents the monthly
temperature extremes for 1929 through 1989. Table 16 presents the monthly
means for 1989.

Rainfall:

The wettest month for 1989 was August with 6.64 inches and the driest was
February with 0.24 inches. Total rainfall for 1989 was 41.61 inches, the
sixth driest in 61 years. Nine months were drier than normal and 3 months
were wetter, January, November, and December. The 61 year average is
53.32 inches. The driest year was 1977 with 37.84 inches and the wettest
year was 1959 with 83.36 inches. There were 4 rainfall events greater
than 2 inches, January 22, 2.45 inches, August 11, 2.15 inches, September
23, 2.09 inches, and December 9, 2.15 inches.



Information was obtained and weather data comply d by AfiWbW Ai0 n.
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Table 1. Daily weather records for January 1989.


Temperature (OF) Rainfall Temperature Extremes

Month Max. Min. Mean inches High Years (s) Low Years


Jan. 1 84
2 83
3 78
4 77
5 65
6 71
7 79
8 80
9 82
10 80
11 78
12 80
13 82
14 82
15 82
16 83
17 78
18 74
19 75
20 78
21 80
22 62
23 60
24 67
25 74
26 77
27 80
28 77
29 78
30 81
31 80


62 73.0
64 73.5
63 70.5
56 66.5
38 51.5
45 58.0
56 67.5
54 67.0
58 70.0
56 68.0
63 70.5
61 70.5
62 72.0
62 72.0
61 71.5
65 74.5
53 65.5 0.21
52 63.0
50 62.5
56 67.0
55 67.5 0.46
56 59.0 2.45
46 53.0
45 56.0
51 62.5
55 66.0
55 67.5
56 66.5
55 66.5
59 70.0
63 71.5


1973 30 1984
1973 31 1963
1973 28 1979
1972 30 1979
1937/72 33 1962
1936 32 1980
1936/47 32 1980
1937 28 1970
1972 27 1958
1937/72/74/75 24 1970
1972-74 26 1959
1972 22.5 1982
1932 18 1981
1937/47 24 1981
1937/47 28 1964/82
1947 28 1978
1980 28 1959
1937 24 1977
1937 25 1976/77
1929/37/47 22 1977
1988 20 1985
1937 21 1985
1929/37 28 1976
1937 26 1960
1929/37 30 1940
1974 28 1977
1974 26 1940
1974 22 1940
1932/57 21 1940
1932 27 1966/78
1951 23 1966


Avg. 77.0 55.9 66.45 3.12" Total

61 Yr. Avg. 70.3 49.0 59.7


* 1. i .* ~.






Table 2. Daily weather records, for February 1989.


Temperature (OF) Rainfall Temperature Extremes

Month Max. Min. Mean inches High Years(s) Low Years

Feb. 1 80 55 67.5 86 1941 31 1936
2 82 56 69.0 86 1985 27 1980
3 83 62 72.5 86 1982 30 1935
4 84 59 71.5 84 1932/89 27 1980
5 83 68 75.5 85 1943 27 1958
6 84 64 74.0 84 1982/85/89 28 1947/66
7 85 65 75.0 85 1989 28 1978
8 84 63 73.5 86 1949 28 1976
9 80 50 65.0 88 1949 30 1968
10 64 40 52.0 87 1932 29 1987
11 62 36 49.0 87 1932 28 1971
12 66 41 53.5 88 1935 31 1973
13 68 46 57.0 88 1935 29 1958
14 81 60 70.5 88 1935 26 1958
15 85 51 72.0 87 1932 27 1943/71
16 82 62 72.0 87 1949 27 1943
17 81 62 71.5 88 1975 29 1958
18 81 60 70.5 88 1975 27 1958
19 73 56 64.5 87 1933/49 29 1958
20 74 59 66.5 86 1929/62/88 32 1960
21 85 67 76.0 87 1929/88 30 1958/77
22 86 61 73.5 0.22 87 1932 27 1977
23 70 44 57.0 87 1962 29 1978
24 50 32 41.0 0.02 87 1962 32 1964/89
25 50 25 37.5 88 1962 29 1967
26 58 31 44.5 90 1971 26 1967
27 69 44 56.5 90 1939 27.5 1974
28 72 52 62.0 88 1971 31 1943

Avg. 75.1 52.5 63.95 0.24 Total


61 Yr. Avg. 72.5 50.2 61.4








Table 3. Daily weather records, for March 1989.


Temperature (OF) Rainfall Temperature Extremes

Month Max. Min. Mean inches High Years(s) Low Years(s)


Mar. 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

Average


83
72
68
86
89
90
84
58
62
54
68
74
78
81
83
86
87
86
87
86
87
84
88
77
80
78
86
87
89
85
84

80.2


61 Yr. Avg. 77.1


71.0
67.0
65.5
76.5
79.0
78.0
71.0
54.0
52.0
48.5
53.5
58.0
66.5
71.0
69.0
72.0
73.5
73.0
73.5
75.0
74.0
73.5
77.0
68.5
67.5
68.0
72.0
75.5
76.5
76.0
77.5


58.7 69.5

54.5 65.7


0.70
0.35




0.05









0.01




0.27





0.03


1.41


1976
1939
1952
1977
1989
1977/89
1973
1973/74
1979
1973/74
1968/73/74
1973
1973/83
1973
1973
1973
1980/82/89
1943/63
1935/43/77
1935/77
1977
1929/35
1935
1975
1929/74
1974
1974
1938
1977
1977
1981


1968/84
1941/80/86
1980
1943/80
1971
1978
1960
1962
1971
1957
1961
1934
1959/68
1933/69
1933
1988
1988
1956
1985
1956
1971
1958
1986
1968
1981
1979
1979
1971
1969
1953/55
1971







Table 4. Daily weather records, for April 1989.


Temperature (OF) Rainfall Temperature Extremes

Month Max. Min. Mean inches High Years(s) Low Years(s)


April 1 83
2 74
3 81
4 86
5 88
6 83
7 73
8 78
9 81
10 87
11 87
12 66
13 75
14 84
15 84
16 80
17 83
18 85
19 86
20 85
21 85
22 76
23 83
24 86
25 86
26 87
27 89
28 90
29 88
30 90


51 67.0 0.50
44 59.0
57 69.0
65 75.5
64 76.0 0.12
59 71.0 0.04
47 60.0
51 64.5
59 70.0
58 72.5
62 74.5
54 60.0
61 68.0
60 72.0
65 74.5 0.12
67 73.5 0.03
65 74.0
66 75.5
61 73.5
62 73.5 0.44
62 73.5 0.20
55 65.5
54 68.5
58 72.0
59 72.5
60 73.5
60 74.5
61 75.5
66 77.0
68 79.0 0.06


1974 37 1987
1975 37 1987
1974/77 40 1985
1974/77 40 1985
1945/47/69/89 34 1987
1936 33 1944
1938/73 39 1944
1938/43 41 1950
1943/47/48/78/83 36 1971
1962 38 1971
1943 42 1974
1965 42 1973/86
1929/74 42 1988
1972 39 1932/40
1972 43 1935/50
1972 40 1950
1939 38 1962
1975 45. 1986
1970/72 46 1961/62
1935 42 1936
1970/72 45 1953/56
1968 45 1943
1970 45 1986
1949/58/76 41 1986
1945/58 46 1986
1958 47 1974
1932/45/70/75 42 1977
1968 43 1977
1975 46 1967/77
1975 46 1986


83.0 59.4 71.2 1.52


61 Yr. Avg. 81.9 58.7 70.4


Avg.






-6-


Table 5. Daily weather records for May 1989.


Temperature (oF) Rainfall Temperature Extremes

Month Max. Min. Mean inches High Years Low Years


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

Avg.


89.7 63.8 76.7


79.0
79.0
71.5
73.5
76.5
78.0
75.0
67.0
67.0
75.0
74.0
65.5
68.5
74.0
77.0
75.0
80.0
82.0
78.0
75.5
77.5
80.0

80.5
81.0
80.0
82.0
83.0
83.0
82.0
81.0


0.23
0.14







0.30















0.04


93 1938
95 1938
94 1975
93 1935/38/43
93 1929
94 1955
94 1975
94 1929/33/75
94 1933/41
95 1955
96 1974
96 1967
98 1967
99 1967
95 1945
93 1985
96 1981
96 1981
96 1938
98 1938
100 1938
99 1938
97 1973
96 1973
95 1933
97 1973
102 1973
98 1973
98 1967/73
97 1981
100 1945


0.71


61 yr.avg. 86.8 64.2 75.5


47 1945
48 1945
50 1981
46 1971
43 1971
40 1945
42 1945
47 1958
48 1960
51 1960
50 1969
51 1939/89
49 1940/60/81
45 1960
50 1960
54 1960
56 1931/60
54 1984
52 1979
53 1979
57 1945
56 1968
57 1941
57 1942
57 1931
52 1979
52 1979
60 1972/79/85
59 1935/46/49
58 1951/68/71
54 1971







Table 6. Daily weather records for June 1989.


Temperature (OF) Rainfall Temperature Extremes

Month Max. Min. Mean inches High Years(s) Low Years(s)


June 1 94
2 96
3 96
4 93
5 94
6 94
7 85
8 90
9 92
10 93
11 96
12 91
13 95
14 94
15 97
16 95
17 96
18 92
19 94
20 92
21 92
22 93
23 93
24 90
25 86
26 89
27 92
28 94
29 90
30 85


Avg.


81.0
82.5
82.5
82.5
82.0
83.0
77.0
80.5
84.0
83.5
84.5
82.0
83.0
83.5
84.5
83.0
84.5
82.5
82.0
80.0
80.5
81.5
82.0
81.5
77.5
80.0
82.5
84.0
81.0
79.0


92.4 71.4 81.9


0.05

0.58
0.96



0.08
0.02

0.10
0.18
0.02
0.10

0.03
0.27
0.74
1.15
0.52
0.05
0.35

0.05
0.60
0.42

6.27


100
96
98
99
99
100
98
97
96
96
96
98
98
98
98
98
100
98
95
96
96
96
96
98
97
97
97
98
96
96


1945
1945/86/89
1982
1985
1985
1985
1933/85
1985
1985
1945/52/75
1989
1977
1973
1977
1975
1981
1981
1981
1943/70
1970
1948/70
1977
1944
1977
1984
1950/77
1977
1940
1931/48
1931


50 1984
55 1984
55 1933
57 1933/55
58 1931/33
60 1931
63 1931/73
64 1947/48/56/70
60 1931
58 1930
60 1960/80
59 1960
64 1988
59 1960
62 1950/60
64 1950/83
64 1938
60 1933
64 1961
63 1965
60 1956
67 1964
66 1944/56/79
65 1961
64 1966
63 1937
66 1966
67 1937
63 1936
62 1981


61 yr av 89.0 69.8 79.3





-8-


Table 7. Daily weather records for July 1989.


Temperature (oF) Rainfall Temperature Extremes

Month Max. Min. Mean inches High Years(s) Low Years(s)

July 1 82 73 77.5 0.85 96 1931 61 1981
2 88 72 80.0 0.30 96 1936/70 65 1931
3 90 73 81.5 0.53 98 1931 66 1975
4 91 73 82.0 0.01 96 1972 66 1961/75
5 92 73 82.5 98 1932 65 1947
6 93 75 84.0 99 1932 60 1947
7 94 71 82.5 0.31 97 1936 65 1947
8 92 73 82.5 99 1981 66 1972
9 93 73 83.5 0.21 98 1932 68 1965/72/76/80
10 93 71 82.0 97 1932 68 1976/84
11 94 72 83.0 96 1973 68 1972
12 95 74 84.5 96 1932 68 1933/76/85
13 92 72 82.0 0.08 96 1932 67 1985
14 88 71 79.5 0.80 98 1932 66 1972
15 90 74 82.0 0.16 101 1932 66 1974
16 93 74 83.5 96 1973 66 1974
17 92 74 83.0 96 1934/73 68 1945/68/74
18 91 74 82.5 0.06 96 1931/73 68 1946/68/74
19 94 73 83.5 0.10 97 1931 69 1946/47/88
20 89 73 81.0 0.13 97 1942 66 1929
21 91 74 82.5 0.11 96 1942 66 1929
22 92 75 83.5 95 1932/40 67 1929
23 90 72 81.0 0.37 98 1940 67 1929/65/72
24 90 76 83.0 0.35 96 1940 67 1937
25 91 73 82.0 0.44 97 1985 68 1929
26 89 72 80.5 0.13 96 1931/36 65 1929
27 88 71 79.5 95 1930/77 66 1984
28 91 73 82.0 96 1941/77 69 1929
29 94 71 82.5 0.09 96 1972 68 1929
30 90 70 80.0 0.58 95 1942 69 1946/47/54/58
31 92 73 82.5 0.04 96 1942 69 1947/49/50

Avg. 91.1 72.8 81.97 5.65

61 yr av 89.6 71.5 80.6








Table 8. Daily weather records for August 1989.


Temperature (OF) Rainfall Temperature Extremes

Month Max. Min. Mean inches High Years(s) Low Years(s)


Aug. 1 92
2 93
3 92
4 94
5 92
6 92
7 95
8 96
9 93
10 91
11 88
12 89
13 87
14 89
15 89
16 90
17 90
18 92

19 94
20 90
21 83
22 92
23 92
24 92
25 93
26 94
27 92
28 92
29 94
30 92
31 92


71 81.5
72 82.5
73 82.5
76 85.0
69 80.5
71 81.5
73 84.0
73 84.5
73 83.0
70 80.5
68 78.0
68 78.5
68 77.5
76 82.5
71 80.0
72 81.0
71 80.5
73 82.5

71 82.5
72 81.0
75 79.0
72 82.0
74 83.0
72 82.0
75 84.0
73 83.5
73 82.5
74 83.0
75 84.5
72 82.0
75 83.5


0.13 96 1961/81
1.12 97 1931
96 1934
97 1942
96 1931/42/72
98 1935
96 1987
96 1935/89
0.01 96 1941/87
0.49 96 1933
2.15 96 1943
98 1952
0.58 99 1932
96 1932/37
95 1935
95 1834
95 1934/35
94 1931/34/51/52/
70/71/86/87
0.01 96 1935
0.08 96 1937
0.23 96 1939/52/66
0.24 98 1952
0.21 96 1934
97 1937
0.30 96 1937/38
0.37 97 1933/37
0.72 97 1938
97 1938
98 1938
96 1949/74
95 1938


68 1935/68
67 1961
68 1935/72/75
68 1937/38/75
68 1933/37
68 1971
68 1973
64 1984
68 1967
68 1971
68 1971/82/89
68 1959/73/89
68 1950/89
68 1976
67 1939
67 1939
67 1939
68 1929

66 1960
68 1929/60
66 1929
63 1973
63 1957
63 1957
62 1957
65 1957
61 1929
64 1929
61 1929
64 1929
63 1929


91.5 72.3 81.89


6.64"


61 yr av 89.3 71.6 80.4


Avg.






-10-


Table 9..Daily weather records for September 1989.


Temperature (OF) Rainfall Temperature Extremes

Month Max. Min. Mean inches High Years(s) Low Years(s)


Sept. 1 93
2 94
3 88
4 89
5 89
6 90
7 92
8 90
9 90
10 90
11 90
12 90
13 90
14 90
15 93
16 92
17 90
18 93
19 88
20 89
21 88
22 88
23 92
24 82
25 85
26 79
27 86
28 92
29 90
30 91


Avg. 89.4


76 84.5
73 83.5
74 81.0
73 81.0
74 81.5
73 81.5
73 82.5
73 81.5
73 81.5
73 81.5
72 81.0
72 81.0
71 80.5
71 80.5
72 82.5
74 83.0
71 80.5
73 83.0
70 79.0
70 79.5
68 78.0
70 79.0
72 82.0
71 76.5
73 79.0
74 76.5
74 80.0
75 83.5
74 82.0
75 83.0


72.6 81.0


97 1987
0.99 95 1940/74
0.01 96 1936/51
0.02 96 1944
96 1944
0.70 95 1938/41/51
96 1937
96 1937
95 1938
0.11 95 1944
95 1933/39
95 1933
96 1974
95 1933
94 1947/72
0.18 94 1933/42
96 1933/72
95 1933/36
0.24 98 1933
95 1933
95 1933
98 1933
2.09 96 1933
0.10 95 1933
0.46 96 1972
0.47 94 1980
0.02 93 1934/51
0.02 94 1944
0.15 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 1968/69/72/80
66 1929
66 1929
65 1938
62 1956/76
62 1956/76
65 1932/76
66 1968/76
54 1981
55 1981
59 1938
60 1972
60 1972
62 1967/72
65 1947
63 1956/83
59 1956
61 1931
60 1983
62 1940/47/67
67/71/83


5.56"


61 yr av 88.2 71.2 79.7






-11-


Table 10. Daily weather record for October 1989.


Temperature (OF) Rainfall Temperature Extrenes

Month Max. Min. Mean inches High Years(s) Low Years(s)


Oct. 1 90
2 90
3 88
4 86
5 89
6 89
7 90
8 86
9 87
10 80
11 81
12 84
13 84
14 89
15 87
16 88
17 89
18 89
19 89
20 73
21 60
22 66
23 75
24 80
25 82
26 82
27 79
28 79
29 80
30 78
31 78

Avg. 82.9


82.5
82.5
76.5
75.5
77.5
78.0
81.5
79.0
77.5
75.5
75.5
77.0
76.5
80.5
79.0
79.5
79.5
81.0
81.0
60.0
49.0
55.0
61.0
71.0
70.5
71.0
71.5
70.5
70.0
73.0
72.0


62.9 73.9


0.01
0.06





1.12

0.01
0.05



0.03



0.03
0.31




0.05

0.65


94 1986 60 1976
92 1958/59/86 53 1984
92 1934/59 55 1929/84
93 1937 50 1974
93 1934/51 55 1929
95 1951 54 1979
94 1986 51 1932
92 1975 47 1987
93 1941 52 1972
93 1941 56 1948/76
90 1959 54 1967
91 1932 55 1967
92 1932 48 1980
92 1932/86 41 1977
90 1959/71/74/86 40 1977
91 1936 44 1977
89 1989 40 1977
90 1966/72 40 1977
89 1942/89 46 1977
89 1942 45 1964/67
89 1936 38 1989
93 1981 44 1989
90 1939/85 46 1937
89 1932 39 1937
89 1932 39 1937
93 1981 44 1980/82
91 1981 42 1958/68
88 1931/39/41/84 41 1957
93 1981 42 1937/44/66
88 1959 40 1968
89 1932 44 1963/68


2.32"


61 yr av 82.3 63.1 72.7






-12-


Table 11. Daily weather record for November 1989.


Temperature (OF) Rainfall Temperature Extremes

Month Max. Min. Mean inches High Years(s) Low Years(s)


Nov. 1 80
2 84
3 84
4 78
5 81
6 84
7 87
8 87
9 86
10 75
11 79
12 79
13 80
14 82
15 86
16 86
17 74
18 62
19 68
20 75
21 76
22 76
23 80
24 69
25 73
26 76
27 79
28 78
29 84
30 71


70.5
73.0
73.5
67.0
65.5
74.0
74.5
74.5
77.5
67.0
63.5
67.0
69.5
70.5
76.5
78.0
58.0
52.0
58.0
65.0
63.0
65.0
72.0
56.5
65.5
70.5
71.5
72.0
74.5
59.0


0.51





0.75





0.58
0.07

0.48
0.12


89 1940/83 41 1954
89 1936 41 1963
90 1972 32 1966
90 1936/72 31 1966
88 1935/38 40 1970/78
88 1935 36 1976
88 1936/37/86 40 1980
88 1986 43 1951
87 1980 32 1976
89 1942 40 1956
88 1946 35 1956
86 1935/46/66/86 40 1962
88 1972 33 1977
87 1986 36 1968/74/84
86 1929/51/85/89 32 1975
86 1968/89 27 1940
87 1988 26 1940
88 1930 32 1940/70
86 1974/86/88 35 1970
87 1988 35 1968
86 1956/73/88 32 1937
86 1973 30 1937
86 1941 35 1936/81
86 1958 30 1956
87 1986 20 1970
86 1929/31/46/73/86 31 1950
88 1983 28 1956
86 1931 27 1956
88 1940 33 1956
87 1931 29 1957


Avg. 78.6 57.7 68.2 2.51"

61 yr av 76.4 55.5 65.9








Table 12. Daily weather record for December 1989.


Temperature (OF) Rainfall Temperature Extremes

Month Max. Min. Mean inches High Years(s) Low Years(s)


Dec. 1 67
2 72
3 75
4 60
5 60
6 68
7 74
8 80
9 82
10 64
11 58
12 64
13 79
14 58
15 59
16 70
17 73
18 61
19 63
20 76
21 64
22 60
23 46
24 38
25 36
26 50
27 60
28 65
29 70
30 74
31 78

Avg. 64.7


47 57.0
53 62.5
55 65.0
30 45.0
37 48.5
46 57.0
49 61.5
64 72.0
64 73.0
43 53.5
37 47.5
50 57.0
58 68.5
34 46.0
40 49.5
51 60.5
41 57.0
54 57.5
60 61.5
65 70.5
52 58.0
45 52.5
37 41.5
21 29.5
23 29.5
37 43.5
34 47.0
40 52.5
39 54.5
51 62.5
58 68.0

45.7 55.2


2.15
0.04


0.35



0.30
0.51
0.05
0.69
0.65

0.91
0.02


86 1968 29 1956
86 1968 34 1956
85 1931/34 36 1942
85 1934/82/83 30 1989
87 1943 29 1974
86 1936 34 1981/87
86 1978 29 1937
86 1978 29 1937
88 1929 32 1968/84
88 1929 28 1974
88 1929 26 1981
88 1929 33 1957
89 1929 19 1962
88 1931 21 1962
86 1971 26 1944
88 1940 26 1967
86 1931 27 1967
87 1931 29 1973
86 1931/67 29 1943/75
86 1931 26 1981
84 1932 30 1943/81
84 1968 28 1975
83 1951/56 28 1973
85 1932 21 1989
88 1948 22 1983
82 1932/34/38/41/87 21 1983
83 1942/71 27 1970
84 1971 28 1977
85 1971 30 1961
86 1971 25 1961
84 1971 33 1929


5,67"


61 yr av 71.7 50.6 61.1


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Table 13.


Annual rainfall for years 1929 through 1989.


Year Amount Year Amount Year Amount

1929 60.92 1950 47.11 1970 44.82
1930 69.46 1951 38.72 1971 50.62
1931 56.32 1952 55.13 1972 43.5
1932 43.97 1953 69.48 1973 52.77
1933 65.48 1954 46.79 1974 40.47
1934 59.27 1955 46.36 1975 45.48
1935 55.22 1956 38.05 1976 42.34
1936 52.74 1957 60.29 1977 37.84
1937 47.37 1958 48.98 1978 44.62
1938 47.66 1959 83.36 1979 67.88
1939 56.16 1960 70.45 1980 50.62
1940 40.42 1961 34.02 1981 52.23
1941 64.66 1962 50.97 1982 51.56
1942 46.74 1963 50.96 1983 68.74
1943 68.84 1964 55.58 1984 55.67
1944 42.06 1965 53.27 1985 45.91
1945 57.29 1966 52.36 1986 60.02
1946 48.08 1967 60.86 1987 54.13
1947 70.71 1968 56.58 1988 63.38
1948 56.11 1969 61.31 1989 41.61
1949 49.23


61 Year average is 53.32".

Highest year: 1959 with 83.36 inches.

Lowest year: 1961 with 34.02 inches.





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Table 14. Monthly temperature extremes during the years 1929 through 1989.



Highest Lowest

Month Mean avg. Year Mean avg. Year

January 73.1 1937 50.7 1981
February 70.6 1932 50.4 1958
March 71.4 1973 58.5 1960
April 75.3 1947 64.0 1961
May 79.7 1933 71.5 1988
June 82.1 1981 75.2 1930
July 83.5 1932 78.1 1947
August 84.5 1933 77.5 1929
September 82.8 1944 75.8 1963
October 78.6 1985 68.9 1977
November 75.1 1986 60.5 1970
December 72.3 1931 52.3 1963



Table 15. Monthly rainfall extremes for the years 1929 through 1989.



Highest Lowest

Month Amount Year Amount Year

January 9.09 1948 0.03 1950
February 9.14 1983 0.17 1949
March 14.75 1959 0.09 1956
April 6.82 1934/35 0.00 1967/81
May 10.45 1979 0.07 1953
June 19.87 1943 -1.19 1948
July 16.8 1960 2.65 1976
August 18.53 1967 2.6 1976
September 17.41 1979 0.51 1972
October 10.08 1952 0.0 1974
November 6.92 1988 0.0 1960
December 6.79 1930 0.13 1944

Most rainfall recorded 11.5 inches on June 25, 1945.





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Table 16. Rainfall (in.) by
average.


month for 1989 compared to the 61 year


Month 1989 61 yr. avg. Excess Deficit

January 3.12 2.39 +0.73
February 0.24 2.99 -2.75
March 1.41 3.83 -2.42
April 1.51 2.33 -0.82
May 0.71 3.91 -3.20
June 6.27 7.75 -1.48
July 5.65 8.17 -2.52
August 6.64 8.05 -1.41
September 5.56 7.10 -1.54
October 2.32 2.6 -0.28
November 2.51 1.92 +0.59
December 5.67 2.28 +3.39

Total 41.61 53.32




Table 17. Average monthly temperatures of 1989 compared to 61 years
average.


Month Mean Monthly Average


1989


66.5
64.0
69.5
71.2
76.7
81.9
82.0
81.9
81.0
73.9
68.2
55.2


61 yr. avg.

59.7
61.4
65.2
70.6
75.5
79.3
80.6
80.4
79.7
72.7
65.9
61.1


Number of freezing temperatures of 320 or below 6; 3 for February and 3
for December. 1989 Coldest, Dec. 24 was 210 1989 warmest, June 15 was
970

All months warmer than 61 yr average except for December.


January
February
March
April
May
June
July
August
September
October
November
December




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Table 18.


Years

1989
1940
1956
1961
1974
1977


Rainfall extremes for 1989.


Kaintall
Total


41.61"
40.42
38.05
34.02
40.47
37.84


6th driest in 61 years.


1989 Wettest month August 6.64".

1989 Driest month February 0.24".

Rains of 2" or more: 4


January 22

August 11

September 23

December 9


2.45"

2.15"

2.09"

2.15"


Table 19. Rainfall differences between 57 year average (1929-1985) and 61
year average (1929-1989).


57 Year average 61 Year average
Month (1929-1985) (1929-1989) Increase Decrease

January 2.31 2.39 +0.08
February 3.08 2.99 -0.09
March 3.63 3.83 +0.20
April 2.43 2.33 -0.10
May 3.94 3.91 -0.03
June 7.80 7.75 -0.05
July 8.30 8.17 -0.13
August 8.06 8.05 -0.01
September 7.09 7.10 +0.01
October 2.54 2.60 +0.06
November 1.79 1.92 +0.13
December 2.26 2.28 +0.02

Total 53.23 53.32 +0.09


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