Illinois Weather Trivia for January 12th
- A tornado touched down in St. Louis, and crossed the Mississippi River, ending just south of Venice. The worst damage from this tornado occurred in St. Louis. Further east and northeast, one tornado in McLean County passed through downtown Cooksville, damaging at least a dozen buildings, while a tornado in Richland County destroyed 4 homes northeast of Olney.
- Bloomington reported a low temperature of 23 degrees below zero. This is the city's all-time record low, which was later tied on January 20th, 1985.
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