The 5th warmest fall on record in Illinois has just been recorded. The average temperature for the months of September, October, and November was 57.4 degrees, which is three degrees above normal and one of the warmest in Illinois history.
State Climatologist Jim Angel says the warm weather wasn't really driven by El Nino, as we are feeling now.
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With the El Nino effect in place now, it's shaping up to be a mild December. El Nino usually brings higher than average winter temperatures to Illinois.