Illinois Weather Trivia for January 20th
- Chicago's O'Hare International Airport reported an all-time record low temperature of 27 degrees below zero. Record lows for the date were also set further south, including 24 below zero at Champaign, 22 below zero at Peoria and Decatur, and 21 below zero at both Lincoln and Springfield.
- A winter storm moved across northern Illinois during the afternoon and evening hours, continuing into the early morning of the 21st. A band of very heavy snow fell in northeast Illinois across Kane County, southeast McHenry County, northwest Cook County, and most of Lake County. Snowfall amounts in this band ranged from 10 to 12 inches. Outside of this heavy band, snow amounts ranged from 6 to 9 inches, but snowfall amounts tapered off quickly across south central DuPage and south central Cook Counties, with those areas receiving 3 to 5 inches. Some of the largest snowfall amounts included 12 inches in Elgin, 11.7 inches in Grayslake, 11.5 inches in Shabbona, 11 inches in Barrington, and 9 inches in Paw Paw. Northwest parts of the state saw ice accumulations around a quarter inch, enhanced by thunderstorms.
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