Illinois Sets New Rain Record

Il. (KMOX) – Wet weather over the past two months is setting records in Illinois.

State climatologist Jim Angel says rainfall was above average statewide except for a small corner in the northeastern part of the state. Southern Illinois has received 12 to 15 inches more rain than average during the past two months.

“We had a little over 13 inches for those two months combined and that’s about 5 and a half inches above normal. It beats the old record set back in 1915,” says Angel.

The surplus of rain recently forced officials at the Illinois State Fair to cancel events due to poor weather and flooding.

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