Illinois Weather Trivia for September 2nd

9/2/1979
A record dry month was beginning across central Illinois. In Springfield, only a trace of rain fell during the entire month. This broke the month's record of 0.14 inches, set in 1939. This also marked the driest month ever in Springfield, and is the only month that has never had any measurable rainfall. Peoria registered just 0.03 inch and Decatur 0.02 inch, a record low for September and a tie for the driest month ever.

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