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Title:Local Climatological Data Summary: Sparta, Illinois, 1893-1995
Author(s):Bryan, Audrey A.; Wendland, Wayne
Subject(s):Sparta, Illinois
temperate continental climate
maritime tropical air
Abstract:Sparta (Randolph County) has a temperate continental climate, dominated by maritime tropical air from the Gulf of Mexico from about April through November and by air from the Pacific during the remaining months. Gulf air generally supports relative humidities of about 60% during the day and 85% at night. This is the airmass which yields a warm to hot, "muggy" environment, particularly from May through October. There are occasional, brief interruptions of drier, cooler air from the Pacific Ocean, but they typically only last a few days. The climate of southern Illinois is decidedly less wintery than that of northern Illinois, in both intensity and duration.
Issue Date:1997
Publisher:Illinois State Water Survey
Series/Report:ISWS Miscellaneous Publication MP-098-25
Genre:Technical Report
Publication Status:published or submitted for publication
Peer Reviewed:is peer reviewed
Rights Information:Copyright ... University of Illinois Board of Trustees. All rights reserved. This document is a product of the Illinois State Water Survey, and has been selected and made available by the Illinois State Water Survey and the University Library, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. It is intended for research and educational use, and proper attribution is requested.
Date Available in IDEALS:2014-10-27

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