The second wettest June on record across Illinois...

The second wettest June on record across Illinois...

Illinois has experienced the second wettest June on record. The statewide average precipitation for June was 7.8 inches, about 3.7 inches above normal.

The wettest June on record was in 1902 with 8.4 inches of rainfall.

The largest rainfall totals occurred in the northern two-thirds of the state where amounts of 7 to 13 inches were common.

Meanwhile, far southern Illinois remained closer to normal with amounts ranging from 3 to 6 inches.

Some long-term precipitation gauge sites set records for their wettest June. These include Galesburg with 13.24 inches, Havana with 10.58 inches, and Lincoln with 10.79 inches.

Of the 10 wettest Junes in Illinois history, in 7 out of 10 cases rainfall returned to within an inch of normal in July and August.

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