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Weekly Climate Review & Weather Forecast

  • June 21, 2024

It was a hot one as summer kicked into high gear this week. Average temperatures this week were in the mid to upper 70s, between 2 and 8 degrees above normal. Most of the state saw multiple days with highs in the mid to upper 90s, including 97 degrees in Cahokia Heights and O’Hare airport. The heat continued overnight, with low temperatures only getting into the low to mid 70s on many nights. The lowest temperature Quincy has had this entire week is 72 degrees,…

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Flash Droughts and Evapotranspiration

  • June 19, 2024

The high temperatures across the corn belt, coupled with the lack of rainfall in some of the states east of the Mississippi River has farmers concerned. Illinois State Climatologist Trent Ford has this explanation of evapotranspiration under high temperature and high humidity conditions.…

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2023 Illinois Crop Management Conference

  • January 24, 2023

If you haven’t already, there is still time to register at the early bird rate for the Illinois Crop Management Conferences in Champaign and Sycamore.  We will also be offering an online option, as we have the past couple years, for those that prefer to view recorded presentations as their schedule allows.
CHAMPAIGN | FEB. 7
REGISTER HERE – https://go.illinois.edu/23CMC-Champaign
AGENDA – CLICK HERE
Registration on or before Jan. 31 is $80;…

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