Is the Heat Record Breaking? Not Yet...But It Could Be
June definitely felt hotter than normal…maybe even record breaking…but it’s not one of the hottest on record. State Climetologist Jim Angel says the average temperature in Illinois last month came in at 72.9 degrees. That’s about a degree above normal, but nowhere near the record of 78.5 set in 1934. Angel says several local records were set though…
Angel says statewide average rainfall was only 1.8 inches. That total is less than half the normal precipitation we normally see through June.
The National Weather Service in Lincoln is urging you to stay alert for signs of heat exhaustion. The heat wave will continue through at least Monday, ranging from the upper 90s to over 100 degrees, with heat index readings as high as 110 degrees. Be sure to drink plenty of water and never leave children unattended in a vehicle, even with the windows down. Limiting time outdoors today during the hottest hours will leave the whole family feeling fine for evening summer activites.