Our Doppler radar is a familiar sight for travelers along Highway 10 east of Lincoln. We recently prepared an online tour of the radar, which is available at this link. There is also a YouTube video available as well. (click image to enlarge)
Record precipitation that occurred across a good portion of the mid-Mississippi valley during the summer fell as far east as parts of central Illinois. During the month of July, Canton reported 12.66 inches of rain and Peoria reported 10.15 inches, both setting a record for the month. Springfield's 9.46 inches was good enough for the 2nd wettest July on record.