Last month breaks 1957 record for wettest April ever in Illinois
Last month was the wettest April in Illinois history.
The state water survey says average rainfall in the state during the month was 7.45 inches. The typical average is 3.83 inches.
The previous record was 7.13 inches, set in 1957, said Jim Angel, a climatologist in Champaign.
Rainfall amounts ranged from 4 to 6 inches in northern Illinois, to 4 to 10 inches in central Illinois and 10 to 15 inches in southern Illinois. Anna, which is 20 miles south of Carbondale in southern Illinois, recorded 20 inches of rainfall, the highest total statewide.
The average temperature statewide for April was 52.6 degrees, 0.5 degrees above average. Temperatures ranged from 93 degrees in Kaskaskia on April 11 to 18 degrees in Marengo on April 1.