Soaked Stateline

June 25, 2015: Most of this month’s rain has fallen in the last two weeks. Some areas are pretty water-logged as a result, so hopefully the next few weeks lay off on the rain a little.

Surprisingly, Rockford is only slightly above average this month, overall.

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Click on image to enlarge.

Including today’s rainfall, we reached the 4″ mark for the month. An average June has 4.65″, so we aren’t that far away at this point.

However, let’s zoom out from just one point in Rockford to see the rest of the Stateline over the last 2 weeks.

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Rainfall from June 11 to June 25. Click on image to enlarge.

Areas west and south of Winnebago Co. have seen a lot more than 4″, and some sections of Lee Co. have picked up over 10″ of rain! That’s around two months’ worth of rain in 2 weeks.

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How much “excess” rain has fallen in the last 2 weeks (June 11-25). Click on image to enlarge.

To put this in perspective, some areas picked up an extra 8″ of rainfall when compared to the typical amounts that fall from June 11 to the 25th!

These maps also show where a lot of the rain has tracked recently, and how widely ranging precipitation totals can be at times. It would be nice to have the rain as evenly distributed as possible, but that’s not always the case.  The forecast over the next week doesn’t have any signs of heavy rainfall or constant showers, so we should get a breather for a while to dry out some.

-Alex

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This post was written by Alex Kirchner on June 25, 2015

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