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

August 2012 Weather Summary

Posted by Angie Peltier - Weather

AUGUST 2012 WEATHER

Soil Temperature

Air Temp

Growing degree units

4" (Bare)

4" (Sod)

(°F)

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

Monthly average high

84.6

Monthly total: 642

88

79

Monthly average low

58.6

Since May 1: 2599

73

72

Observed high (date)

96 (8)

100 (4)

Observed low (date)

48 (18)

60 (18)

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

April

1.90

-1.98

5.90

-3.57

May

3.78

-0.99

9.68

-4.56

June

1.90

-2.59

11.58

-7.15

July

0.09

-4.02

11.67

-11.17

August

3.28

-1.46

14.95

-12.63

Precipitation

Like every other month in 2012, the NWIARDC saw below normal precipitation - only 3.28 inches of rain, close to 1.5 inches below normal. As of August 30th, the NWIARDC was down 12.63 inches for the year. Unfortunately, as often seems to happen, now that people are gearing up for harvest the rains are beginning. The NWIARDC received over 4 inches of rain in the first eleven days of September and more is predicted this Thursday and Friday. September precipitation has already exceeded the monthly average by 0.5 inches!

Air Temperature

Temperatures were more moderate in August than in past months. The average high temperature was 1.1 degrees below normal and the average high temperature was 2.6 degrees above normal at the NWIARDC.



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