the month, many stations in southern Illinois had reported
high temperatures in the mid- to upper 90s. Fairfield
and Grayville both reported the highest temperatures in the state
with 99 degrees on Sept. 21 and 22, respectively.
average precipitation was 4.0 inches, 0.8 inches above normal.
However, the distribution was uneven throughout the state. The
largest rainfall totals for the month occurred across west-central
Illinois. Quincy Lock and Dam 21 reported 8.10 inches, the most
rainfall in the state. This was followed closely by Springfield with
Meanwhile, far southern Illinois continued to struggle with
drought conditions. The U.S. Drought Monitor lists several counties
in southeast Illinois in the category of moderate drought.
The National Weather Service outlook for October includes
increased odds of warmer and drier than normal conditions across
Illinois. The outlook for October-December includes increased odds
of warmer than normal conditions in Illinois. The same outlook is
neutral on precipitation.
The Illinois State Water Survey at the University of Illinois at
Urbana-Champaign, a division of the Institute of Natural Resource
Sustainability, is the primary agency in Illinois concerned with
water and atmospheric resources.
[Text from file received from
State Water Survey]