Illinois Sets New Rain RecordSouthern Illinois has received 12 to 15 inches more rain than average during the past two months.
Illinois Climatologist Expects US Drought Through 2013The drought has withered crops and lowered the Mississippi River's levels to a point that could force slowdowns, if not shutdowns, of barge traffic.
Yes, Illinois, June Was Hot, But Not The HottestIf the sweat on your brow wasn't proof enough, the Illinois Water Survey confirms that, indeed, June was extremely hot.
April Rainfall Sets An Illinois RecordThe state water survey says average rainfall for the month was 7.45 inches. The typical average is 3.83 inches.