Multiple rainfall records were broken in Rockford, Illinois after heavy rain drenched the Rock River Valley this week, causing significant flash flooding and forcing officials to impose boating restrictions on the Rock River. Heavy rainfall was recorded across the state this month, leading to widespread river flooding. According to data provided by the National Weather Service, Rockford’s June rainfall total

reached an incredible 305.5 mm (12.03 inches) by June 22, 2018. The amount set its new June monthly rainfall record, breaking the previous record of 300.99 mm (11.85 inches) set in 1993. Rockford’s average rain in June is 118.1 mm (4.65 inches), making its current amount three times the normal. The region began keeping such records in 1905.  READ MORE