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Title:Local Climatological Data Summary: Bloomington-Normal, Illinois, 1893-1994
Author(s):Bryan, Audrey A.; Wendland, Wayne
Subject(s):Bloomington-Normal, Illinois
McLean County, Illinois
temperate continental climate
Abstract:Bloomington and Normal (Mc Lean County) have a temperate continental climate, dominated by maritime polar air from the Pacific throughout most of the year, particularly spring and fall. This air is relatively dry, having lost its moisture passing over the Rockies. During summer, the dominant airmass is maritime tropical (warm and humid) air from the Gulf. This air generally supports relatively high humidities, yielding a "muggy" environment. During winter, Bloomington-Normal is dominated by an almost equal mix of Pacific air and continental polar (cold and dry) air from Canada. Canadian air is very dry and in winter brings temperatures into the single digits and negative values for a few days.
Issue Date:1995
Publisher:Illinois State Water Survey
Series/Report:ISWS Miscellaneous Publication MP-098-21
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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