2019 in Illinois will go down as the 5th wettest year on record. It was quite a wet year, with precipitation in 2019 totaling nearly 50 inches. State Climatologist Trent Ford says it's a pattern that began the previous year.

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The average statewide temperature for 2019 was about normal, coming in at 52.1 degrees.

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