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Viola IL
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Moline IL

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127 E Main St PO Box 36
Aledo IL

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Moline IL

Oakdale Memorial Gardens
2501 Eastern Avenue
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Orion Collision Inc.
13684 U.S. Highway 150
Orion IL

The weather is always changing

Official data for weather in the Quad-Cities is recorded at the Quad City International Airport, Moline. Record information dates back to 1872.

MOLINE -- Records for high temperatures were set March 13 when temperatures reached 77 degrees and May 14 when they climbed to 93 degrees.

As of June 26, the year's precipitation was 18.45 or nearly equal the normal 18.13.

The most outstanding feature of June weather was the change from very dry conditions the first 18 days to very wet ones the rest of the month. As a result, crops, lawns and gardens recovered quickly from abnormally dry conditions that began in May, according to the Illinois Department of Natural Resources.

Statewide June precipitation in Illinois was 4.47 inches or .39 inches above normal and statewide temperatures were 72.7 degrees F. or .8 degrees F above normal.

July started out wet, setting a record 3.56 inches total for one day, July 4.


Total preception for 2006 was 37.34 inches, almost reaching the normal 38.04 inches. The total snowfall was 16.9 inches, below the yearly normal 38.04 inches.

The highest tempertaure was 100 degrees on July 17, and the lowest was -8 on Feb. 18.

January 2006 was the second warmest January on record. The warmest was January 1880. The record high of 95 degrees on Oct. 3, also set the record monthly high for October. The previous record was 93 degrees.


Total preception for 2005 was 17.86, below the yearly normal of 38.04. Snowfall total was 27.7 inches for the year below the normal yearly total of 35.0 inches.

The highest temperature in 2005 was 103 on July 24. The lowest temperature was -11 on Dec. 7.

Records set for the year included a minimum temperature of 25 degrees on May 3, breaking the old record of 30 degrees set in 1967, and setting a record low for the entire month of May.


January temperatures started off warm at 62 degrees Jan. 2 and then dropped to 12 degrees below zero by Jan. 31. The year's total snowfall was 27.7 inches, will below the 52.9-inch record set in the winter of 1978-1979.

Spring temperatures were warm and record-breaking with 87 degrees April 17, slightly above the old record of 86 degrees set in 1977. The area also set a record for daily precipitation May 30, with 2.47 inches, breaking the old record of 2.03 inches set in 1903.

Summer issued in with a trembling. An earthquake of 4.5 magnitude was felt at 1:10 a.m. June 28. Although it was centered near Ottawa, Ill., it was felt across the mid and upper Mississippi Valley including the Quad Cities area as recorded at the National Weather Service in Mount Joy. No damage was reco-



A warm January started the year. A 58-degree reading seen Jan. 22 tied the 1964 record, and another 58-degree temperature Jan. 26 tied the record set in 1944, but when the temperatures climbed to 64 degrees Jan. 27 it broke the record of 63 set in 1944.

Six records were set in the spring. A 14-degree mark March 9 broke the record for coolest temperature of 15 degrees set in 1877. Temperatures of 84, April 1; 87, April 14; and 89, April 15, broke records of 83, 1946; and 80 and 88 in 2002. A record precipitation of 1.52 inches April 30, broke the record of 1.11 set in 1916.


The year 2002 was 1.6 degrees warmer, 5.16 degrees inches drier, and 7.3 inches less snowy than normal.

The highest temperature was 95 degrees July 4 and the lowest was -9 on March 4.

The area saw a record high of 64 degrees Jan. 27 -- normal high for that date is 30. In April, four record highs were set with 80 degrees April 14 (normal 61), 88 on April 15 (normal 61), 90 on April 16 (normal 62), and 91 on April 18 (normal 62).

Record-breaking lows invaded the area in May including 33 degrees May 18 (normal 50), 36 on May 19 (normal 51) and 32 on May 21 (normal 51).

Heavy rain across the region in June caused flooding along area creeks and the Rock River. Rain amounts in a 24-hour period included from 2.49 inches in Moline to 6 inches in Morrison. The Rock River crested at Moline on Friday, June 7 at 5 p.m., at a total of 15.79 feet. This was the second-highest crest ever on the Rock.

Total precipitation for the year was 32.88 inches slightly lower than the normal 37.98 inches.

Here is a recap of some significant climatic events that impacted residents of the Quad-Cities area during the 1900s.

1901 -- A July heat wave resulted in 21 consecutive days of high temperatures of 90 degrees or above from July 9-29. 1901 was also the driest year of the 1900s, with only 17.33 inches of precipitation.

1901-02 -- Least snowfall recorded for the season, with only 11.1 inches from July 1901 through June 1902.

1921-22 -- Least snowfall recorded for winter with only six inches of snow from December through February. 1921 was also the warmest year with an average temperature of 54.3 degrees.

1922 -- Least snowfall recorded for a year - only 7.1 inches.

1936 -- A record heat wave baked the Midwest with the temperature reaching 100 degrees or above for a record 11 consecutive days from July 5-11. The all-time high was 111 on July 14 and dropped to a low of 84 degrees. It was the warmest summer on record with the average temperature at 78.8 degrees. July was also the warmest month with an average temp of 85.0 degrees.

1940 -- The area shivered through a 2-week cold spell when the high temperature was 0 degrees or below for 14 days, Jan. 15-28.

1951 -- A record 3.28 inches of rain fell in one hour on Aug. 29.

1952 -- A fall drought resulted in the longest period without measurable precipitation - 45 days - from Oct. 2-Nov. 15.

1961 -- Moisture coming north from Hurricane Carla produced a 24-hour rainfall record of 6.29 inches from Sept. 12 to 13.

1973 -- Greatest yearly precipitation total of 56.36 inches recorded.

1974-75 -- Greatest seasonal snowfall recorded, 69.7 inches.

1977-78 -- There was a record 43 days during the winter when the low temp was 0 degrees or below.

1978-79 -- The winter will long be remembered for not only heavy snow but bitter cold temperatures. A winter season record of 52.9 inches of snow fell and the average temp during the winter was a record low 14.1 degrees.

1979 -- January was a record-breaking month with 18.4 inches of snow falling Jan. 12-14, a record for a single storm. A record of 26.7 inches of snow fell during the month while the snow depth was a record 28 inches from Jan. 14-19. January was also the coldest month ever in the Quad-Cities with an average of 6.3 degrees. The mercury dipped to 27 below zero on Jan. 2, the second coldest reading ever.

1983 and 1985 -- Ranked in the top five coldest Decembers on record.

1987 -- The wettest August, 15.23 inches of rain fell.

1993 -- Record flooding on the Mississippi River grabbed national headlines. The summer of 1993 was the wettest season ever in the Quad-Cities with a total of 26.79 inches of precipitation.

1996 -- An outbreak of Arctic Air gripped the Midwest during late January into early February. The all-time record low temps of 28 below zero was recorded on Feb. 3 The mercury was below 0 for 120 consecutive hours from Jan. 30-Feb. 4.

1997 -- Record yearly snowfall of 71.1 inches was recorded.

1999 -- Blizzard conditions were experienced in early January.

1999 -- A 36 day-long fall drought from Oct. 17 to Nov. 21 was the third longest period of consecutive days without measurable precipitation.

2000 -- Snowfall was 62.9 inches making 2006 the third snowiest year (January-December) on record.


Total perception was 40.26 inches, 1.18 inches above the normal annual total of 39.08. Total snowfall was 13.5 inches, 21.2 inches below the normal annual snowfall of 34.7 inches, making 2001 the fifth least snowiest year on record.

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