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Public Information Statement
Statement as of 10:03 PM CDT on August 1, 2015

... Pronounced dry stretch to end July...

After frequent rainfall from mid-Spring through the first half of
meteorological Summer... the latter half of July saw little to no
rainfall in some communities of northern Illinois and Northwest
Indiana.

Officially at Chicago ohare... only a trace of rainfall was
observed from July 19-31. This 13 day stretch of no measurable
precipitation was the second longest of 2015 and the longest since
March 4-21. This comes after 24 days with measurable rainfall between
June 7 and July 18... in other words on 57 percent of the days!

At Rockford... there was only 0.04 inches of rain between July
17-31. This 15 day stretch was the driest since March 4-22 when
only a trace was observed.


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