June 30, 2015: With the last day of June wrapping up dry, here are some unofficial totals for Rockford and the Stateline (of course, can’t be official until after midnight tonight).
Rockford, of all things, will end the month a hair below average.
You are likely thinking “What?! But this month was so rainy!”. Yep, this month had the amount of rain that a typical June gets.
However, just because a weather sensor in Rockford records that amount, doesn’t mean it’s getting everything for the area. You can see how localized heavy rainfall can be on the following maps.
This month, a lot of the heavy rainfall was concentrated on Lee County, and areas to the north and west. The strongest storms seemed to have fizzled out by the time they were crossing Winnebago and Boone Counties (the areas on blue and green vs purple). Some spots of Lee Co. had over 10″ of rain (in pink) this month!
This map shows how much above average 10″ of rain is, and we are looking at anywhere from 5″ to 8″ above average.
Good news moving forward: regardless of how much rain your area received, July will start out dry for a few days, giving everyone a chance to dry out after a rainy June.
This post was written by Alex Kirchner on June 30, 2015