2020 was warm & wet
CHAMPAIGN – Weather in Illinois was warmer and wetter than average in 2020.
Statewide total precipitation was almost 42 inches last year which is more than four inches above normal, making 2020 the 23rd wettest on record for Illinois. State Climatologist Trent Ford says 2020 started off wet across the state and a few areas experienced winter downpours.
The second half of the year was drier, especially in the northern and central parts of the state. 2020 was the 21st warmest year on record with temperatures close to two degrees above average.