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Cool Fall Temperatures Continued in October

October was much cooler and slightly drier than average across Illinois. The preliminary statewide average October temperature was 51.8 degrees, 2.6 degrees below the 30-year normal, and tied for the ...
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A Cool Start to Fall

September was slightly cooler and wetter than average across Illinois. The preliminary statewide average September temperature was 65.4 degrees, 0.8 degrees below the 30-year normal, and tied for the 45th ...
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La Niña Conditions for Fall & Winter

A couple of weeks ago the NOAA Climate Prediction Center issued a La Niña advisory, which indicates that La Niña conditions were observed during the month of August and have ...
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Cool, Warm, Wet, Dry, and a Derecho: A Wild August Ends Climatological Summer

August was slightly cooler and much drier than average across Illinois. The preliminary statewide average August temperature was 72.7 degrees, 0.9 degrees below the 30-year normal and the 45th coolest ...
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Looking Ahead to Fall – Recent Temperature Changes and First Freeze Dates

As we approach the end of climatological summer, I have received several questions regarding the fall, harvest, and potential of an early freeze. In this post I try to address ...
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