Everything You Ever Wanted to Know about Precipitation in Illinois, Illinois State Water Survey

Precipitation in Illinois

 
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Infrared photograph of a hail damaged corn field.
Infrared photograph of
a hail damaged corn field.
 
A hailpad sensor (left) and recording raingage being serviced. Some raingage networks had 220 of these sites.
A hailpad sensor (left)
and recording raingage
being serviced. Some
raingage networks had
220 of these sites.
 
Pattern of a crop-damaging hailstreak.
Pattern of a crop-
damaging hailstreak.
 
Lake effects on annual precipitation, shown in inches (left) and in percent change (right).
Lake effects on annual
precipitation, shown
in inches (left) and in
percent change (right).
 
A large thunderstorm cloud over the Mississippi and Missouri Rivers near East St. Louis.
A large thunderstorm
cloud over the Mississippi
and Missouri Rivers near
East St. Louis.
 
Snowfall and freezing rain areas from a model based on typical Illinois winter storm.
Snowfall and freezing
rain areas from a model
based on typical Illinois
winter storm.
 
Cloud droplet interactions leading to formation of rain.
Cloud droplet interactions
leading to formation of
rain.
 
Aircraft with many meteorologically sensors used to study rain formation inside Illinois clouds.
Aircraft with many
meteorological sensors
used to study rain
formation inside Illinois
clouds.
 
Map of Illinois dense raingage networks operated by the Illinois State Water Survey.
Map of Illinois dense
raingage networks
operated by the Illinois
State Water Survey.
 
Map of a heavy rainstorm pattern in July 1957. Lines are based on inches of rain that fell in 10 hours or less.
Map of a heavy rainstorm
pattern in July 1957. Lines
are based on inches of
rain that fell in 10 hours or
less.
 
 

 
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