Last month ended up as the 12th wettest August on record in Illinois.  It’s often pretty hot and dry in August, but last month was the exception with average rainfall coming in at more than five inches.  That’s one-point-six inches above normal.

 

As far as temperatures go, state Climatologist Jim Angel says we ended up about average.

 

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Angel says for this summer as a whole, it was the 10th wettest on record, with precipitation more than three inches above normal.  Temps were just slightly below average.

 

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