Flooding: Where does this week's rainfall stack up historically?
After receiving just 4.94" of precipitation during the months of November, December, January, and the first 17 days of February *combined*, Champaign-Urbana received 5.39" in just the last four days. More in four days than the past four months!
Another way of looking at this - The three-day period from February 19th to 21st now ranks as the #8 wettest three-day stretch ever recorded in Champaign-Urbana, going back to 1888. The 3.18" that fell on February 21st alone, makes it the 20th wettest single day ever recorded in C-U, again dating back to 1888.
Another 1.5" to 2" of rain is forecast to fall in Champaign-Urbana this weekend, with the heaviest falling Saturday and Saturday night.