Category Archives: Climate Monitoring

Most of Corn Belt Soaked in July

Here is the latest radar/raingauge estimated rainfall totals for July across the Midwest through this morning. Much of the Corn Belt has been extremely wet. Heavy rains amounts of 5 to 10 inches are found across Minnesota, Wisconsin, Missouri, southern … Continue reading

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Illinois – Coolest Place to Live in 2014?

Illinois was one of the coolest places to live in 2014, at least in terms of temperature, according to the recent¬†annual report released by the National Centers for Environmental Information (NCEI). In the map below, the areas in blue show¬†areas … Continue reading

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Agricultural Impact of the Wet Growing Season in Illinois

After a record-setting June, as well as a wet May beforehand and a wet July so far, we are seeing the agricultural impacts of the wet growing season. Right now, the state-wide July precipitation in Illinois is at 3.1 inches. … Continue reading

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2015 Versus 1993 in the Midwest

I have had several people say that all this summer feels like 1993. If you compare 2015 with 1993 in the maps below for June 1 – July 13, you can see that in 2015 the heavy rains were more … Continue reading

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Illinois Was the Wettest State in the US in June

The National Centers for Environmental Information (formerly NCDC) released their numbers for June, showing that Illinois did indeed have its wettest June on record with 9.30 inches (according to their calculations). That made Illinois the wettest state** in the US … Continue reading

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Wettest June on Record for Illinois

Record-breaking June The statewide average precipitation for June 2015 in Illinois was 9.53 inches, based on available data through June 30. That is 5.33 inches above the average June precipitation, and the wettest June on record for Illinois. Here are … Continue reading

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Wettest June and Now Second Month on Record for Illinois

According to the rainfall reports through yesterday (6/29), the statewide average precipitation is now 9.37 inches. The old record for June was 8.27 inches set in 1902. The current 9.37 inches beats the old record by 1.10 inches. The current … Continue reading

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