July ranks second warmest on record for Illinois
CHAMPAIGN — Illinois just experienced the second warmest and fourth driest July on record.
State Climatologist Jim Angel says the average temperature statewide was nearly 82 degrees and 6.4 degrees above normal. Only July 1936 was warmer.
Average rainfall was 1.5 inches in July. That's 2.6 inches below normal. The state's driest July was in 1930 when average rainfall was 1.02 inches.
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