The US Drought Monitor has declared nearly 36 percent of Illinois to be “abnormally dry”. This is the first stage before drought is declared. Other areas that are in the same conditions are Marshall, Woodford, and western McLean Counties in the western region and probably not so much in Grundy, Livingston, and Ford Counties (especially when you look at the 90-day precipitation deficits). We can pass along impacts to the Drought Monitor, so please send me any observations that you have. Thank you.
US Drought Monitor Map for Illinois
30-Day Precipitation Map for Illinois (Departure from Normal)
90-Day Precipitation Map for Illinois (Departure from Normal)