Much of the summer drought was wiped out last month, and more moisture could be on the way. State climatologist Jim Angel says the state averaged 5.2 inches of rainfall last month, two inches above normal, making it the sixth rainiest November on record.
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“Soil moisture looks great right now, most of the streams and rivers look good as well,” he says. “I think we’re well on the road to recovery from what happened this summer.” Some of Illinois, especially central portions, received little rain over the summer. Angel says parts of Central Illinois, even with above average November rain, could still use more before it all changes to snow. He says Illinois will likely see above average precipitation again this month, but stopped short of predicting another “snowmaggedon.”