Ninth Warmest Fall on Record for Illinois
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"Fall temperatures averaged 57.0 degrees, 2.9 degrees above normal and the 9th warmest fall since 1895. This was largely the result of warmer September and October temperatures that were 3.6 and 4.9 degrees above normal, respectively. Statewide temperatures in November averaged 41.6 degrees, only 0.1 degree below normal," says State Climatologist Jim Angel of the Illinois State Water Survey (http://www.sws.uiuc.edu), a division of the Illinois Department of Natural Resources.
Temperature extremes ranged
from 74 degrees on November 6 at
Statewide November rainfall averaged
1.82 inches, 1.50 inches below normal. Heaviest rains were in east-central
The National Weather Service December outlook calls for temperatures below normal across much of the northern half of Illinois but equal chances of above, below, and normal temperatures across the rest of the state. The DecemberFebruary outlook calls for temperatures and precipitation above normal.
"Already December has a very active
winter weather pattern. In the first 10 days, temperatures are averaging 5
degrees below normal with northern and central
Data used for all statistics provided herein are from