Warm October across Illinois Ranks among Top Ten
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"With temperatures in
Temperatures in August and September also were above normal by 4.7 and 3.5 degrees, respectively. "As a result, AugustOctober was the third warmest such period on record, with temperatures averaging 4.4 degrees above normal," says Angel.
Statewide rainfall was 3.52 inches,
0.60 inches above normal, with common amounts of 35 inches throughout
"These significant rains came
at the end of the growing season when demands on soil moisture were pretty low.
Soil moisture is already starting to recover, and only west-central
"The National Weather Service
outlook for November calls for a greater chance of precipitation below normal and
equal chances of above, below, and normal temperatures. The DecemberFebruary outlook
also calls for temperatures and precipitation above normal. Should that prove
true, it should help ease the drought situation in west-central
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