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July Brought High Humidity and Above Average Rainfall

The preliminary statewide average July temperature was 74.6 degrees, 0.8 degrees below the 1991–2020 average and tied for the 45th coldest on record going back to 1895. The preliminary statewide ...
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A Bit of Everything to Start Summer

June took a page out of March’s playbook—came in like a lamb and went out like a lion. Overall, the preliminary statewide average June temperature was 73.8 degrees, 1.6 degrees ...
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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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