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A look back to a wet and warm fall

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Published: Dec. 1, 2021 at 5:29 PM CST
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PEORIA (Heart of Illinois ABC) - Today is December 1st, which means that Meteorological Winter has officially begun. Meteorologists use the calendar, not an equinox or solstice, to determine the seasons for more consistent record keeping. Meteorological seasons also line up more closely to the warmest and coldest parts of the year.

Since fall is officially over (meteorologically speaking), it’s time to take a look back at our weather over the last few months.

Overall, fall was a warm but wet season. We finished with temperatures 3° above average and 2.03″ of rain above average. These numbers were very comparable to what we saw last year.

Most of this rain fell during the month of October. This October was the second wettest on record in Peoria with 9.68″. September and November combined for only 1.7″.

The highest temperature this fall was 91° on September 19 and the lowest was 18° on November 26.

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