June rainfall well above average across Illinois - KFVS12 News & Weather Cape Girardeau, Carbondale, Poplar Bluff

June rainfall well above average across Illinois

Posted: Updated:
(Source: MGN) (Source: MGN)

CHAMPAIGN, Ill. (AP) - Illinois' state climatologist says June was much wetter than usual across the state and just a little warmer than average.

Climatologist Jim Angel said Tuesday the average rainfall for June across Illinois was close to seven inches. That's nearly three inches more than usual and the eighth wettest June on record. Angel works at the Illinois State Water Survey at the University of Illinois.

The wettest June in recorded Illinois history was in 1902 when nearly eight-and-a-third inches of rain was recorded.

Four of the past five Junes have been wetter than average.

Angel said the statewide average temperature for last month was close to 73 degrees. That's about one degree above average.

Copyright 2014 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.

Powered by WorldNow

310 Broadway
Cape Girardeau, MO 63701

FCC Public File
publicfile@kfvs12.com
573-335-1212
EEO Report
Closed Captioning

All content © Copyright 2000 - 2014 Worldnow and KFVS12. All Rights Reserved.
For more information on this site, please read our Privacy Policy and Terms of Service.