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Frost in Illinois

Frost is defined as ice crystals that form on a freezing surface as moist air comes in contact with it. Farmers, landscapers, and gardeners are interested in frost in both spring ...

September Climate Summary

Illinois experienced temperatures close to normal for September. The statewide average temperature was 66.8 degrees, just 0.6 degrees above normal. During the month, many stations in southern Illinois had reported ...

Fall Color

One of the best things about this time of year is the fall color. I suppose I'm hopelessly Midwestern because I even enjoy the change in color of the corn ...

Historical Record High Temperatures

With the recent warm weather, have you wondered what the record high temperatures are for Chicago and elsewhere? In the last few years, a group composed of NWS, Regional Climate ...

Better Weather for Pumpkins in Illinois

I have to admit - I am a big fan of pumpkin pie. So I was concerned about the news stories about the pumpkin shortage. It turns out that Illinois ...