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July Weather a Record

CHAMPAIGN — State Climatologist Jim Angel is reporting the month of July was a record-setter.  And the final day of the month may bring yet one more day of 90-degree temperatures.

Many communities, including the Champaign-Urbana area recorded  26 90-degree-plus day this month.

At WGFA Radio in Watseka, an official NWS recording site, there were 19 days of 90-plus degree readings.  At least four days topped 100.

The old record had been July 1921 when there were 25 90-degree days, according to Angel.

Earlier, the Illinois State Water Survey had stated that the record for 90-degree days was set in July 1936, and that it was 24 days. A closer inspection of weather records uncovered the 1921 record that crumbled Monday.

The National Weather Service has forecast a high of 93 today (Tuesday). If reached, that would mean that on 27 of 31 days this month the high temperature touched or exceeded 90 degrees.

94.1 FM, WGFA