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This month was the wettest June in Illinois history

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Clayton Guse

There was a lot of rain this June in Chicago—so much that it broke a record for the state of Illinois. According to the state's climatologist Jim Angel, this month was the wettest June in Illinois history.

The average statewide rainfall as of June 27 was 8.91 inches, which walloped the previous record of 8.27 inches in 1902. Weather records in Illinois go back as far as 1895, so there may have been a more rainy June since the state's inception in 1818. Angel pointed out that four of the state's five wettest Junes on record have all occurred since 1998. 

If you've been overusing your umbrella, raincoat or your obnoxious neon-colored rain boots this month, you're not alone. Here's to a dry and pleasant July.

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