Archive for April, 2008

Southern Illinois Earthquake

Friday, April 18th, 2008

A 5.2 magnitude earthquake occurred in southern Illinois at 4:37 AM this morning and was felt across the state including Chicago. I didn’t feel it. Did you?

Find out more from the U.S. Geological Survey here.

Has Spring Finally Sprung?

Thursday, April 17th, 2008

A wonderful 75° today, the second 70 degree day in a row! Warm south winds are starting to dry out our soggy conditions. I think Spring is here.

March 2008 Climate Summary

Tuesday, April 1st, 2008

Here’s a summary of climate stats for March:

Average temperature     = 36.1 °F
 Average humidity        = 77 %
 Average dewpoint        = 29.0 °F
 Average barometer       = 30.073 in.
 Average windspeed       = 5.6 mph
 Average gustspeed       = 8.5 mph
 Average direction       = 58 ° (ENE)
 Rainfall for month      = 1.53 inches
 Snowfall for month      = 0.4 inches
 Rainfall for year       = 7.118 in; diff from climate av. +7.12 in.
 Maximum temperature     = 62.2 °F on day 25 at time 15:46
 Minimum temperature     = 12.9 °F on day 08 at time 06:19
 Maximum humidity        = 99 % on day 31 at time 12:42
 Minimum humidity        = 32 % on day 25 at time 17:01
 Maximum pressure        = 30.50  in. on day 17 at time 02:37
 Minimum pressure        = 29.50  in. on day 31 at time 19:33
 Maximum windspeed       = 20.7 mph from 225 °( SW)  on day 25 at time 13:19
 Maximum gust speed      = 34.5 mph from 248 °(WSW) on day 25 at time 14:27

Total seasonal snowfall for the season (Oct through April 1) was 39.7 inches.