CHAMPAIGN – Following the warmest spring on record, June continued to be hot and dry in Illinois, according to State Climatologist Jim Angel at the Illinois State Water Survey, University of Illinois.
The statewide average temperature for the month was 72.9 degrees, a full degree above normal.
“There were a few cool periods during the month, but everyone will remember the hot ending to the month with highs in the upper 90s and low 100s,” Angel said. “About 56 sites broke daily records on June 28 and 29.”
Although the month was warm, it was far behind the hottest June on record in Illinois, which was 1934 with a state-wide average temperature of 78.5 degrees.For the complete article see the 07-06-2012 issue.
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