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Weekly Climate Review & Weather Forecast

  • January 26, 2024

We had another mostly cold week, but with a warming trend at least. Temperatures this week ranged from the low teens in northern Illinois to the high 20s in southern Illinois, between 3 and 8 degrees below normal. January to date has been 1 to 6 degrees below normal. Some of the more intense low temperatures recorded over the past week include -21 degrees in Altona and -19 in Moline.
This past week was another fairly wet one across most of the state.…

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Drought Spreads Across Illinois as Dry Weather Continues

  • June 2, 2023

Dry conditions continue to worsen in Illinois as drought spreads across the state, according to Illinois State Climatologist Trent Ford at the Illinois State Water Survey.
The U.S. Drought Monitor now shows the Chicagoland area, much of central Illinois, and areas along the Missouri border from Quincy to St. Louis are in moderate drought, and the northern two-thirds of the state are characterized as abnormally dry.
Among the many impacts of drought conditions, lawns, gardens, and trees have begun to show moderate to significant moisture stress in northeast and central Illinois.…

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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.
Registration on or before Jan. 31 is $80;…

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Sep 02 | Weekly Weather Review & Forecast

  • September 2, 2022

Illinois State Water Survey
Prairie Research Institute
We wrapped up August with another pleasant weather week. Temperatures this past week ranged from the low 70s in northern Illinois to the high 70s in southern Illinois, about 1 to 2 degrees above normal. Official numbers will be released next week, but it looks like August ended just a few tenths of a degree above normal statewide, notably cooler than Augusts of 2020 and 2021. A very warm June,…

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