Illinois State Climatologist Jim Angel said, as of June 29, the statewide average rainfall for June was 9.37 inches, more than double the monthly average of 4.2 inches for June.
Illinois has just lived through the second warmest and tenth driest year on record.
A top climatologist said Thursday the drought plaguing Illinois farms appears to be leveling off, but it’s too late to save the state’s corn crop.
A new record for April rainfall has been set in Illinois. This month beats the previous record of 7.13 inches set in 1957.