Illinois didn't do anything in moderation during July.
The Illinois State Water Survey says it was a month of extremes with hot weather and heavy rains.
The hottest July temperatures were 105 degrees in Dixon Springs in far southern Illinois on July 13 and in Streator, about 100 miles southwest of Chicago, on July 25. At least 38 places in Illinois hit 100 degrees or more during the month.
Rain in Illinois didn't show restraint either.
The water survey at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign says the heaviest rain was around Galena in far northwestern Illinois. One site there reported a monthly total of more than 19 inches of rain.
The middle part of the state was dry with commonly about 1 to 2 inches in central Illinois.