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Current topics about crop production in Western Illinois, including field crops research at the NWIARDC in Monmouth.

How about this weather?

Posted by Angie Peltier - Weather

Temperatures this year at the Northwestern Illinois Agricultural Research and Demonstration Center have surpassed the 17-year average high and low temperatures. The 2012 January average high temperature was 8.5 degrees above average, the February average high temperature was 4.8 degrees above average and the March average high temperature was 15.7 degrees above average. The 2012 average low temperatures were 6.9, 6.1 and 11.7 degrees above normal for January, February and March, respectively.

JANUARY 2012 WEATHER

Soil Temperature

Air Temp

4" (Bare)

4" (Sod)

(°F)

-------------------------------(°F)--------------------------------

Monthly average high

39.2

35.0

34.0

Monthly average low

20.6

33.5

32.1

Observed high (date)

59 (30)

48 (1)

40 (31)

Observed low (date)

1 (14, 19)

31 (3)

24 (18,19)

FEBRUARY 2012 WEATHER

Soil Temperature

Air Temp

4" (Bare)

4" (Sod)

(°F)

-------------------------------(°F)--------------------------------

Monthly average high

40.6

37.9

36.0

Monthly average low

23.9

34.0

34.2

Observed high (date)

59 (1)

46 (4, 23)

40 (23)

Observed low (date)

8 (11)

32 (2, 11, 14, 18)

31 (15)

MARCH 2012 WEATHER

Soil Temperature

Air Temp

4" (Bare)

4" (Sod)

(°F)

-------------------------------(°F)--------------------------------

Monthly average high

64.0

56.7

51.0

Monthly average low

40.3

47.3

47.2

Observed high (date)

84 (22)

70 (19,22)

69 (21)

Observed low (date)

5 (5)

32 (5)

34 (6)

2012 PRECIPITATION (in inches)

Since January 1

Month

Monthly Total

Monthly departure from average

Total accumulation

Total departure

January

0.89

-0.63

0.89

-0.63

February

1.48

-0.06

2.37

-0.69

March

1.63

-0.90

4.00

-1.59




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