August & Summer 2011 Summary

 

August 2011 was another hot and dry month across central Illinois as the drought continued to expand through the area during this month. Lincoln and Springfield, IL had their 2nd driest August on record with 0.55 and 0.25 inches of rainfall respectively.  High temperatures of 90 degrees or higher were fairly common over the area in August, though not quite as many days as July.  Some specific counts for area cities:

Decatur (airport) -- 12 days
Lawrenceville (airport) -- 11 days
Lincoln -- 5 days
Bloomington (airport) -- 6 days
Peoria -- 7 days
Springfield -- 13 days
Champaign (airport) -- 6 days
Mattoon (airport) -- 9 days

Check out the Drought Update for Central Illinois updated Sep 1.

Some highlights in the area:

* An excessive heat warning was in effect for central and western IL Aug 1-2 with a heat advisory in eastern IL.  A heat advisory was in effect from Lincoln southwest on Wednesday Aug 24. Springfield reached 99F and Lincoln reached 96F on Aug 24th & 31st.  Decatur airport reached 98F, Lawrenceville airport reached 97F and Mattoon airport reached 96F on Aug 24th.   

 

 

 

Lincoln, IL (ILX): August, 2011 Monthly Observed Precipitation Valid at 9/1/2011 1200 UTC - Created 9/2/11 17:46 UTC

Lincoln, IL (ILX): August, 2011 Monthly Percent of Normal Precipitation Valid at 9/1/2011 1200 UTC - Created 9/2/11 17:50 UTC



Individual August 2011 Climate Summaries:

Champaign, Decatur, Lawrenceville, Lincoln, Mattoon, Peoria, Springfield


Individual Summer 2011 (Jun-Aug) Climate Summaries:

Champaign, Decatur, Lawrenceville, Lincoln, Mattoon, Peoria, Springfield

 

 

For additional climate information:

 

NWS Central Illinois Local Climate Page: http://www.weather.gov/climate/index.php?wfo=ilx
NOAA Midwest Regional Climate Center: http://mcc.sws.uiuc.edu/

Illinois State Climatologist Office:  http://www.isws.illinois.edu/atmos/statecli/index.htm

 



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