Illinois Weather Trivia for January 13th
- The winter of 1977-78 was cold and snowy. This date marked the first of 67 straight days in Springfield with at least 1 inch of snow on the ground, a record for the city.
- A strong winter storm moved across the region. Peoria reported a total of 12.2 inches of snow from this 3-day storm. The heaviest snow from this storm fell in the Chicago metropolitan area, where up to 2 feet of snow paralyzed the city. The southern half of the state did report some snow, with up to 6 inches near Charleston and north of I-72, as well as some freezing rain.
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