Third Wettest July on Record for Illinois

July Summary

The reports are in and this July was the third wettest July on record for Illinois. The statewide average rainfall was 7.12 inches, 3.04 inches above normal. The largest rainfall total in the state was Carbondale with 13.34 inches. I just received word the Water Survey’s ICN gauge at Dixon Springs reported 16.42″ for July.  
On a lesser note, the statewide average temperature for July was 75.9 degrees, 0.5 degrees above normal. While the second half of July was hot and humid, the first half had stretches of cool weather, including the July 4th weekend. Continue reading “Third Wettest July on Record for Illinois”