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Last month among the wettest Junes in record Illinois history and warmer than average

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CHAMPAIGN, Illinois — Illinois' state climatologist says June was much wetter than usual across the state and just a little warmer than average.

Climatologist Jim Angel said Tuesday the average rainfall for June across Illinois was close to seven inches. That's nearly three inches more than usual and the eighth wettest June on record. Angel works at the Illinois State Water Survey at the University of Illinois.

The wettest June in recorded Illinois history was in 1902 when nearly eight-and-a-third inches of rain was recorded.

Four of the past five Junes have been wetter than average.

Angel said the statewide average temperature for last month was close to 73 degrees. That's about one degree above average.

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