Illinois Weather Trivia for January 22nd
- Two winter storms brought significant freezing rain to central Illinois over a 3-day period ending on this date. The freezing rain was accompanied by some thunderstorms on the 22nd. Glaze from this ice storm affected 70% of the state, and was accompanied by high winds.
- As a line of thunderstorms moved across northeast Illinois, a bolt of lightning struck a tree in Mount Prospect. The tree exploded into thousands of pieces, some of which were 3 to 5 feet long. One of these large pieces struck a woman walking her dog. Although she was critically injured, she recovered from her injuries. The flying pieces of the tree broke 3 windows and damaged garage doors and siding.
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