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Re: 2009 rain total
  • Subject: Re: 2009 rain total
  • From: Donna <gossiper@sbcglobal.net>
  • Date: Sun, 10 Jan 2010 17:40:34 -0800 (PST)

Just noticed this article today and with the recent subject ...

Illinois records 4th wettest year in '09
January 10, 2010 6:30 PM | No Comments

Preliminary data show Illinois recorded its 4th wettest year on record in
Statewide average precipitation in 2009 was 50.3 inches -- 11 inches above
normal, said state Climatologist Jim Angel of the Illinois State Water
That's the fourth-wettest year for Illinois since 1895, he said.
According to the water survey, the wettest year on record in Illinois was in
1993, when there was 51.2 inches of precipitation. Next was 2008, when there
was 50.5 inches. Illinois has seen "two back-to-back exceptionally wet years,"
Angel said.
The normal statewide annual precipitation is 39.2 inches.
--Associated Press

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