August Rainfall, Heaviest on Record in Northeastern Illinois
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"Rainfall amounts in northeastern
"Many individual stations also have set all-time August records, noteworthy because climate records for these locations go back more than 50 years. The list includes Freeport (11.88 inches), Rockford (13.82 inches), Antioch (11.31 inches), Elgin (15.05 inches), Joliet (10.18 inches), Morris (11.42 inches), Peotone (14.00 inches), and Peru (8.89 inches). Several other stations with much shorter records also reported impressive rainfall totals, including Genoa (15.66 inches), Chicago Botanic Garden (12.44 inches), McHenry (12.52 inches), Streamwood (11.51 inches), and Yorkville (10.81 inches)," says Angel.
"Parts of southern and west-central Illinois, however, have
struggled with a lack of rainfall in August and are classified as either
abnormally dry or in moderate drought according to the U.S. Drought Monitor. For example,
The National Weather Service forecast includes more chances of rain on Friday before a cold front finally passes through the state by Saturday. "Additional rains today and next week will push many of these extraordinary rainfall totals upward by the end of the month," concludes Angel.
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