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Update to Northern Illinois Drought

A warm and dry first half of June has persisted or worsened drought conditions in northern Illinois. Here is an update of current conditions and a look ahead into this ...
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Drought Continues in Northern Illinois

As the western U.S. fights record drought conditions, northern Illinois has endured a significant dry spell of its own. Here is an update of current conditions and a look ahead ...
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May Brought a Cool End to Spring

This past month is quite challenging to summarize across the state. Overall, the preliminary statewide average May temperature was 60.8 degrees, 2.5 degrees below the 1991–2020 average and tied for ...
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April Brought a Mix of Winter, Spring, and Summer Weather

The preliminary statewide average April temperature was 52.1 degrees, 0.5 degrees above the 1991–2020 average and tied for the 48th warmest on record going back to 1895. The preliminary statewide ...
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Mild March Was Quite a Contrast to February

The preliminary statewide average March temperature was 45.9 degrees, 4.5 degrees above the 1991–2020 average and the 13th warmest on record going back to 1895. Preliminary statewide average total March ...
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