The wettest June on record was in 1902 with 8.27 inches. Four out
of the last five Juneís have been wetter than average in Illinois.
The rainfall was widespread across the state. The area with the
highest departures was the northwest corner of the state. There were
13 stations with 10 or more inches of rain in June. The wettest was
Galena with 12.42 inches of rain for the month.
Much of the Corn Belt was wetter than average for June with
precipitation departures from average in the range of 6 to 10
inches. Thatís more than double the average in many locations. The
results are high flows on many rivers and streams and flooding along
the main stem of the Mississippi River south of Dubuque, IA.
The statewide average temperature for June 2014 in Illinois was 72.9
degrees, 1.1 degrees above average.
[Text received; JIM ANGEL, PhD, LISA
SHEPHERD, ILLINOIS STATE WATER SURVEY]
The Illinois State Water Survey
at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, a division of the
Prairie Research Institute, is the primary agency in Illinois
concerned with water and atmospheric resources.