Warmest May on record for Illinois

May was the warmest on record in Illinois.
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Warmest May on record for Illinois
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Warmest May on record for Illinois
Description
The statewide average temperature for May in Illinois was 70.6 degrees, 7.9 degrees above normal and the warmest May on record, according to Illinois State Climatologist Jim Angel at the Illinois State Water Survey, part of the Prairie Research Institute at Illinois. The old record was 69.4 degrees in 1962.