Illinois Weather Trivia for January 2nd
- Spring made an unusually early appearance in central Illinois. Peoria saw its warmest January night on record, when the low temperature was only 59 degrees. Springfield also had a record warm January night, with a low of 56 degrees.
- Heavy snow accumulated between 6 and 10 inches across west central Illinois, from Lewistown to Jacksonville. The snow began after midnight on the 2nd, with snow accumulations reaching 6 inches by midday on the 3rd before diminishing to flurries by mid afternoon. Brooklyn, in western Schuyler County, reported 9.9 inches of snow. Heavy snow also accumulated over Vermilion County in east central Illinois, with 6.5 inches reported at Bismarck, north of Danville.
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