The statewide average temperature in November was 47.4
degrees, 4.9 degrees above normal. The warmest November in
Illinois was in 2001 with an average of 49.9 degrees.
This year also had the 2nd warmest fall (September, October, and
November) on record for Illinois. The statewide average
temperature for fall was 59.4 degrees, 5 degrees above normal.
Only the fall of 1931 was warmer at 59.8 degrees.
The statewide average precipitation for November was 2.51
inches, 0.96 inches below normal. Most of the state had
below-normal precipitation with the driest spots in southern and
western Illinois. The largest monthly total for November was
4.29 inches near Gibson City, IL, in Ford County.
The statewide average precipitation for fall was 8.20 inches,
1.74 inches below normal. Although dry, it was far from setting
a record. The driest fall on record was in 1953 with only 3.93
inches of precipitation.
Several sites in northern Illinois reported a trace of snow, but
only one site reported measurable amounts, Wonder Lake in
McHenry County, with 0.1 inches.