October was one for the record books with statewide average rainfall coming in at nearly five inches says State Climatologist Jim angel.
The average temperature last month was 57.7 that’s about three degrees above normal and makes October 2017 the 21st warmest on record. Angel says many areas of the state dipped below freezing for the first time this fall.
Northern Illinois had the most rain…and some areas even saw a few snow flurries says Angel.
Angel says the November outlook calls for warmer than normal temps in southern Illinois and wetter conditions statewide.