Record Breaking Spring Rainfall Could Be Our New Normal

 

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It’s been a wet and rainy spring here in Illinois. After heavy thunderstorms last month resulted in swollen rivers, flooded basements and fields under water, Governor Pritzker declared a state of emergency for four counties. 

One thing is relatively clear, more rain seems to be becoming our new spring reality. According to the National Weather Service, for the past three years, the month of May has set precipitation records in Northern Illinois.  

Guests: Brian Satorius, President of the Menard County Farm Bureau

Dr. Trent Ford, Illinois State Climatologist.