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Two rounds of thunderstorms dumped a good amount of rain on central Illinois Wednesday. 


Just short of two inches of rain was reported between the two storms at the Big Red Barn that houses WHOW The Big 1520 AM and 92.3 FM, WEZC 95.9 FM, and the online publication DeWittDailyNews.com.


In northern DeWitt County Wednesday, just over one inch (1.10 inches) was reported and near Farmer City, just off Route 54, nearly two inches (1.95) fell.


In Piatt County, there were several reports. Northern Piatt County near Route 10, a report of 1.23 and 1.35 inches were reports. Near Monticello, 0.86-inches were recorded and southwest parts of the County had a report of .82 inches.


In McLean County, Bloomington Normal had reports ranging from 0.93-inches to 1.62 inches. Off of Interstate-55 in northern McLean County, there was a report of .91 inches of rain and western McLean County had a report of 1.35.


Between Heyworth and LeRoy, there were two reports, one of 0.76 and another of one-inch.


In Lincoln in Logan County, reports ranged from 0.62 inches to 0.98 inches. Far northern Logan County had a report of 0.22 and far western Logan County had a report of 0.70. Rural portions of Logan County east and south of Lincoln, there was report of 1.71 inches and 1.19 inches.

Reports of rainfall were widely varied in Champaign County.


In Champaign, reports primarily ranged between 0.75 and 0.82 inches.


Rural Champaign County on the western edge near Piatt County had reports of an inch and just over an inch (1.10).


In Urbana, reports were right around 0.65 inches.


Near Savoy and Tolono, reports varied between 0.50 and 0.68 inches.


Southeastern Champaign County had reports between 1.90 inches and 2.19 inches.

The reports are from cocorahs.org. 

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