Last week, we saw historic rainfall and flooding in the St. Louis, Missouri area. This week, it's Illinois. Some parts of the state on Tuesday had over a foot of rain recorded.

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I saw this mentioned by Yahoo News and I've confirmed it with National Weather Service radars. They report the area near Newton, Illinois had a whopping 14 inches of rain during a 12-hour period on Tuesday, August 2, 2022. This is what the National Weather Service radar showed during that time.

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Today has been more of the same as storms continue to drop lots of precipitation.

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This torrential rainfall in Illinois follows the historic flooding particularly in the St. Peters, Missouri area recently and the tragic flooding in Kentucky that's killed at least 37 people.

The Yahoo News story mentions these recent rains in Missouri, Illinois and Kentucky are being referred to as 1 in 1,000 year rainfalls. They say there is only ever a .01% chance of that kind of precipitation in any year. It looks like 2022 is that year so far.

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