SPRINGFIELD, ILL. (KMOX) – Last month was the 12th coolest August on record in Illinois.
State Climatologist Jim Angel says the statewide average temperature last month was 71 degrees.
“Thats 3 degrees below normal, and the 12th coolest August on record. This follows June and July which were both slightly above normal ,” he says.
Statewide average precipitation was more than an inch below normal, with much of central Illinois listed as either abnormally dry or in a moderate drought.