More indications of the changes in our weather patterns from climate change. This has an effect on many industries besides just agriculture: construction, transportation, landscaping, arboriculture, agronomy and even travel/tourism.
The National Centers for Environmental Information (formerly NCDC) released their numbers for June, showing that Illinois did indeed have its wettest June on record with 9.30 inches (according to their calculations). That made Illinois the wettest state** in the US for the month.
Here are the national maps showing the statewide precipitation values for June 2015. While Illinois received 9.3 inches of precipitation, California received only 0.23 inches – an amount 40 times less than Illinois.
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