Average temperature in Illinois for June just above normal

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Gretchen Fashingbauer, 20, left and Molly Tracy, 20, took shade from the summer heat at Grant Park, Chicago, on June 12, 2017. | AP Photo

CHAMPAIGN — Climatologists say the average temperature for June across Illinois was 72.8 degrees — 0.9 degrees above normal.

In the first 14 days of the month, temperatures were about 4 degrees above normal, the Illinois State Water Survey said. But they were about 2 degrees below normal in the final 16 days.

Illinois State Climatologist Jim Angel said that gave June a kind of “split personality” when it came to weather.

The same was true when it came to rainfall. In the first two weeks of June, there was just a quarter of an inch of rain on average statewide. In the last two weeks though, there were 3 inches.

The statewide average for rainfall in June was 3.27 inches. That’s 0.9 inches below normal.

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