Saturday, May 25, 2013

Soggy Memorial Day Weekend

It was a dreary day in the Quad Cities on Saturday with showers and even a few thunderstorms throughout the day, and temperatures hovering in the lower 50s!  Sunday looks to be well below average as well with scattered showers and thunderstorms on and off throughout the day, especially in the morning.

Temperatures look to be just a tad warmer on Memorial Day, with highs in the lower 70s.  Unfortunately, there is the chance for scattered showers and storms that day as well.

I decided to look up some weather facts for Memorial Day.
  • Average High: 76.7° -- Average Low: 55.6°
  • Warmest High: 98° on May 30, 1934 -- Coolest High: 52° on May 28, 1984
  • Warmest Low: 74° on May 26, 2006 -- Coolest Low: 36° on May 25, 1992
  • Normal Rainfall Amount: 0.14"-0.15"
Last year we had a high temperature of 89° with 0.61" of rainfall!  This year temperatures will be about 15° cooler (near our average high) but the chance for precipitation is there.  We could see 1-2 inches of rainfall through Memorial Day here in the QCA.  Speaking of rainfall, there has been at least a TRACE of precipitation measured in Moline 77 out of the last 143 Memorial Days-- that's a little over half!


Thanks to all who have and still are serving for our wonderful country!

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