CHAMPAIGN, Ill. (AP) — Climatology experts in Illinois say November was the sixth wettest on record in the state.

Climatologist Jim Angel of the Illinois State Water Survey says the above average rainfall means drought conditions have ended in central and western Illinois. The average precipitation in Illinois during November was 5.23 inches. That’s nearly 2 inches above average. Cairo in southern Illinois had nearly 10 inches of rain.

The average temperature in Illinois during November was 45.3 degrees, or about 3.5 degrees above average. The warmest temperature was 80 degrees in Winchester. Altona, Mount Carroll and Monmouth all recorded the coldest temperature of 16 degrees.

There was snow too. Grand Chain Dam on the Ohio River in southern Illinois saw 2.5 inches of snow.

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