Precipitation was below average and temperatures were above average across Illinois during September. Jim Angel is the state climatologist with the Illinois State Water Survey. He says precipitation for September was 1.87 inches, 1.39 inches below average. Angel says it was the 14th driest September on record and the third month in a row with below-average precipitation. The statewide temperature for September was 68.8 degrees, about 3 degree above average. Angel says the beginning of October was "very summer like." He says temperatures were 9 degrees above average. But he says a Sunday cold front "finally brought temperatures more in line with October."
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