This November Was Sixth Wettest Ever For Illinois

CHAMPAIGN, Ill. (CBS) — If you thought the month of November was really wet, it wasn’t your imagination.

As WBBM Newsradio’s Felicia Middlebrooks reports, climatology experts say in Illinois, this past November was the sixth wettest on record.

LISTEN: WBBM Newsradio’s Felicia Middlebrooks reports

Jim Angel of the Illinois State Water Survey says drought is no longer an issue, due to above average rainfall in central and western Illinois.

During November, precipitation was 5.23 inches, which is a couple of inches above average. Downstate Cairo, in southern Illinois, had nearly 10 inches of rain.

The average temperature in Illinois during November was 45.3 degrees, or about 3.5 degrees above average. The warmest temperature was 80 degrees in downstate Winchester.

Altona, Mount Carroll and Monmouth, all in western Illinois, each recorded the coldest temperature of 16 degrees.

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