The wettest July on record was in 1958 with 8.10
This year, the largest rainfall total in the state was in
Carbondale with 13.34 inches, followed by Downers Grove with
12.95 inches, Rosiclares with 12.94 inches, Godfrey with 12.75
inches, and Greenfield with 12.55 inches.
The statewide average temperature for July was 75.9 degrees, 0.5
degrees above normal. While the second half of July was hot and
humid, the first half had stretches of cool weather, including
the July 4th weekend.
[Lisa A. Sheppard]
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.