It was the 15th wettest October since 1895. The wettest October
on record for the state was 1941 with 9.06 inches of precipitation.
The largest precipitation totals were in the central third of the
state where 6 to 8 inches were common. Greenfield had an incredible
9.94 inches of precipitation. Medora, Girard, and Carlinville also
reported over 9 inches of precipitation.
Precipitation totals were more moderate elsewhere: 4 to 6 inches in
southern Illinois and 2 to 4 inches in northern Illinois. Also,
several locations in northeast Illinois reported seeing traces of
snow for the month.
The statewide average temperature was 54.0 degrees, 0.1 degrees
[Lisa Sheppard, Illinois State Water
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.