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Hot, dry weather having impact on Illinois' crops

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Hot, dry weather dominated the state, with measurable amounts of precipitation limited to the Northeast and Southeast districts.
Statewide, temperatures averaged 80 degrees, which was 6.8 degrees above normal.
Precipitation across the state averaged 0.30 inches, which is 0.53 inches below normal. The dry conditions across the state continue to have a negative impact on the crop conditions,  with many reports of firing in corn fields across the state.
There were 6.6 days suitable for fieldwork.


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