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Wet June breaks Illinois records

Published: Thursday, July 4, 2013 5:30 a.m. CDT

CHAMPAIGN – Illinois is breaking records when it comes to rainfall in 2013.

January to June marked the wettest six months on record for the state with a total precipitation of 28.7 inches.

University of Illinois climatologist Jim Angel says the state's average precipitation last month was 5.2 inches. That's almost one inch higher than the state's 30-year average and more than double the total rainfall from June 2012.

The two wettest areas in Illinois were in northern Illinois and an area just south of Interstate 70. The town of Flora in southern Illinois got 12.6 inches of rain last month.

The statewide average temperature in June was 71.5 degrees.

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