Aug 13 Rainfall

An upper-level disturbance tracking from the Northern Plains into the Ohio River Valley brought widespread light to moderate rain to central and southeast Illinois during Sunday night into Monday August 13th.  While overall amounts were light, this was the first event that brought measurable rainfall to the entire area in quite some time.  The heaviest rain fell in a swath from Fulton County eastward across Mason, Logan, and DeWitt counties...where many locations picked up one half to three quarters of an inch.  Even higher amounts were noted across southern Illinois...but these generally stayed just south of the NWS Lincoln Forecast area.  While this rain was quite beneficial, it will do little to alleviate the ongoing extreme drought conditions.

To view the August 13th SWOP rainfall map, please go to: http://www.crh.noaa.gov/ilx/?n=swop-precip

NOTE: Another vigorous upper-level wave will approach from the northwest by Thursday afternoon & evening August 16th, potentially bringing a round of strong to severe thunderstorms at that time.  An e-mail with more details will be sent to the SWOP network by early Wednesday morning.

August 13, 2012 Rainfall

City

County

Rainfall

Centralia

Marion

0.80

Bryant

Fulton

0.71

Manito 1S

Mason

0.64

Petersburg 8E

Menard

0.63

Canton

Fulton

0.56

Alma

Marion

0.55

Petersburg

Menard

0.54

Lane

DeWitt

0.52

Clinton

DeWitt

0.48

Flora

Clay

0.48

Wataga

Knox

0.46

Monticello

Piatt

0.45

Mackinaw 1N

Tazewell

0.45

Mahomet

Champaign

0.45

Olney 2S

Richland

0.44

Hopewell

Marshall

0.42

Abingdon 1N

Knox

0.42

Lincoln NWS

Logan

0.41

Winchester

Scott

0.40

Oakley

Macon

0.39

Bloomington

McLean

0.38

Mt. Zion

Macon

0.36

Sumner

Lawrence

0.36

Elkhart

Logan

0.36

Morton

Tazewell

0.35

Mt. Pulaski 3SW

Logan

0.34

Champaign

Champaign

0.32

Taylorville

Christian

0.32

Birds 3W

Lawrence

0.31

Watson

Effingham

0.31

Trimble 1E

Crawford

0.31

Robinson 3W

Crawford

0.30

Normal

McLean

0.30

Springfield

Sangamon

0.29

Effingham

Effingham

0.29

Danville

Vermilion

0.28

Bismarck 3W

Vermilion

0.28

Henry

Marshall

0.28

Henry

Marshall

0.27

Astoria

Fulton

0.27

Gridley

McLean

0.25

Cisco 2NE

Piatt

0.25

Pekin

Tazewell

0.25

Woodson 1SW

Morgan

0.25

Neoga

Cumberland

0.25

Neoga 2NE

Cumberland

0.24

Decatur 2E

Macon

0.24

Chatham

Sangamon

0.24

Martinsville

Clark

0.24

Robinson 7NW

Crawford

0.23

Gilson

Knox

0.23

Lovington

Moultrie

0.23

Homer 2N

Champaign

0.22

Springfield (COOP)

Sangamon

0.22

Windsor 4NW

Shelby

0.21

Peoria

Peoria

0.21

Arthur

Douglas

0.21

Pana

Christian

0.20

Bloomington East

McLean

0.20

Eureka

Woodford

0.19

Peoria Heights

Peoria

0.18

Normal

McLean

0.18

Peoria

Peoria

0.17

Mattoon West

Coles

0.17

Mattoon

Coles

0.17

Tuscola

Douglas

0.16

Loxa

Coles

0.15

Ogden

Champaign

0.14

Birds 2E

Lawrence

0.11

Newman 4SW

Douglas

0.09

Paris

Edgar

0.06

 



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