Fifth Coolest January-July For Illinois

Temperature

The statewide temperature in Illinois for the January-July period this year stands at 47.5 degrees, 3.9 degrees below average and the 5th coldest January-July on record for the state. It is no surprise why this would be the case. The bar graph below shows the monthly temperature departures from average (1981-2010) for 2014 in Illinois. The much-below-average temperatures of January, February, and March standout as well as for July.

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Precipitation

This graph is for monthly precipitation departures from average for 2014 in Illinois. Precipitation seems to be doing a good job of alternating between above and below-average months. In fact, the statewide precipitation departure to date is very close to zero.

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Here are the precipitation departures from average across Illinois. The areas in the lightest shade of green are 0 to 2 inches above average. The areas in the lightest tan are 0 to 2 inches below average. There is a band of wetter conditions in the northeast and a band of drier conditions close to Interstate 70. map_btd

 

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