Month Now Officially Wettest June in Illinois History
If you think this has been a particularly rainy month, you're not wrong.
In fact, this June is now one for the Illinois record books. According to the Associated Press, state Climatologist Jim Angel says we are experiencing Illinois' wettest June in recorded state history. State records go back to 1895:
Angel said that through Saturday the statewide average rainfall total for the month was 8.91 inches. That tops the previous record June in 1902, when 8.27 inches of rain fell.
And more rain is expected across much of the state before the July starts on Wednesday.
All I know is I've been forced to mow my lawn a whole lot more often than last year, that's for sure.