Spring weather in Illinois brought severe storms and heavy rainfall to parts of Illinois last week. According to a release from the Illinois Department of Agriculture, statewide temperatures were below normal. Topsoil moisture was rated at 1 percent very short, 6 percent short, 74 percent adequate, and 19 percent surplus. Subsoil moisture was rated at 7 percent very short, 22 percent short , 64 percent adequate and 7 percent surplus.
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