Illinois Weather Trivia for January 19th
- Bitterly cold air invaded the mid-Mississippi Valley. Several dozen record lows were set, including 28 below zero at Newton, 25 below zero at Champaign and 21 below zero at Peoria. The 25 below reading at Champaign also tied the city's all-time record low, first set on February 13, 1905.
- During the day and early evening hours, a winter storm with heavy snow affected central Illinois, with 4 to 6 inches of snow across a large area. There were some local 6 to 8 inch amounts of snow, mainly along and north of a Galesburg to Bloomington to Danville line. A cooperative observer in Minonk (Woodford County) reported 7.5 inches of snow. Blowing and drifting of snow was reported as well. The storm caused numerous road closures, as well as accidents. Two injuries were reported with a couple of the accidents (one in Peoria County and one in Vermilion County).
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