November in Illinois dry, cooler than normal


Share
Posted Online: Dec. 04, 2012, 8:47 am
Comment on this story | Print this story | Email this story

CHAMPAIGN, Ill. (AP) Illinois' state climatologist says November was abnormally cool and dry statewide.

Climatologist Jim Angel of the Illinois State Water Survey says November's average precipitation was 1.26 inches or 2.21 inches below normal. That makes last month the 17th driest November since record-keeping began in 1895. Precipitation was almost 10 inches below normal from January through November.

Angel says the statewide average temperature for November was almost 41 degrees 1.1 degrees below normal.

But that's not the case when looking at the whole year so far. Preliminary data show the statewide average temperature was 57.3 degrees from January through November. That's 3.1 degrees above normal and the second-warmest on record.

Temperatures were warmer only in 1921, when they averaged almost 58 degrees from January through November.
















 



Local events heading








  Today is Tuesday, Sept, 30, the 273rd day of 2014. There are 92 days left in the year.

1864 — 150 years ago: The ARGUS Boys are very anxious to attend the great Democratic mass meeting tomorrow and we shall therefore, print no paper on the day.
1889 — 125 years ago: H.J. Lowery resigned from his position as manager at the Harper House.
1914 — 100 years ago: Curtis & Simonson was the name of a new legal partnership formed by two younger members of the Rock Island County Bar. Hugh Cyrtis and Devore Simonson..
1939 — 75 years ago: Harry Grell, deputy county clerk was named county recorder to fill the vacancy caused by a resignation.
1964 — 50 years ago: A new world wide reader insurance service program offering around the clock accident protection for Argus subscribers and their families is announced today.
1989 — 25 years ago: Tomato plant and other sensitive greenery may have had a hard time surviving overnight as temperatures neared the freezing point.




(More History)