So Far, Fifth Wettest June on Record for Illinois

Even before today’s rain, the statewide average rainfall for June in Illinois is 7.11 inches. That makes it the 5th wettest June on record. And June is not over. Here are the top ten wettest June totals on record and where we stand:

  1. 1902 with 8.27 inches
  2. 2010 with 7.71 inches
  3. 1998 with 7.64 inches
  4. 2000 with 7.34 inches
  5. 2015 with 7.11 inches (as of 6/21/2015)
  6. 1928 with 6.93 inches
  7. 1993 with 6.85 inches
  8. 1924 with 6.80 inches
  9. 2014 with 6.77 inches
  10. 2011 with 6.69  inches

Notice anything unusual about that list? Five out of the 10 wettest June totals have occurred since 2000. Our statewide records go back to 1895.

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Due to the heavy rains of June, we first saw flooding on the smaller rivers and streams in Illinois. Now the larger rivers are responding to the wet conditions. The NWS can keep you posted on the latest flooding issues at www.weather.gov

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3 thoughts on “So Far, Fifth Wettest June on Record for Illinois

  1. […] June began wet and became wetter when tropical storm Bill barrelled through, dumping nearly four inches of rain in a day on southern Indiana. Further north, the agricultural trading house Bunge shut down a soyabean processing and oils packaging plant for four days as it was encircled by muddy water. Illinois is slogging through what is already its fifth wettest June on record, according to its state climatologist. […]

  2. […] June began wet and became wetter when tropical storm Bill barrelled through, dumping nearly four inches of rain in a day on southern Indiana. Further north, the agricultural trading house Bunge shut down a soyabean processing and oils packaging plant for four days as it was encircled by muddy water. Illinois is slogging through what is already its fifth wettest June on record, according to its state climatologist. […]

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