Posts Tagged ‘above average temperatures’

2016 Was A Very Warm Year

Happy New Year!

2017 is off to a warmer than average start in the Quad Cities after the first couple of days, but that won’t last as much colder air blasts into the area Tuesday afternoon.

Now that 2016 is behind us, it’s time for a quick look back.

Eleven of the twelve months of the year experienced above average temperatures officially in the Quad Cities. Only April 2016 was below average (-0.3°).

Global Warming Protest

It was a very warm fall with well above temperatures in September, October, and November.

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Those three months were among the six most above average months of the year.

As for precipitation in 2016, we picked up 36.46″ in the Quad Cities, which was 1.50″ below average.

This is in sharp contrast to 2015 when precipitation for the year was 6,58″ above average.


Summer Ends With Near Record Heat

Today is the last full day of summer 2016.

Fall officially begins Thursday at 9:21 a.m. CDT.


High temperatures will be approaching record levels in the Quad Cities today.  I’m forecasting a high of 90° and the record high is 92°.  That was established just nine years ago.

Temperatures are running 4.2° above average in the Quad Cities for September.  As of now, this is the second warmest September on record.

The average monthly temperatures is 71.7°.



However, it’s not likely to stay that high on the ranking with more than a week to go in the month.

Cooler temperatures are expected next week.  We could have lows in the 40s by the middle of next week.