McLean County Farm Bureau

2022 defined by extreme precipitation variability

It was a cooler and drier year statewide than normal, according to the Illinois State Water Survey. But the statistics do not represent all places in Illinois. “Calendar year 2022 was somewhat to much drier than normal in most of central and southern Illinois, but wetter than normal in areas that experienced extreme rainfall, such as the St. Louis Metro East and far northern Illinois,” said Trent Ford, state climatologist. He recaps extreme weather events from 2022 and an active start to 2023. READ MORE



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