Illinois Weather Trivia for January 26th
- The northern half of Illinois was coated with 1/4 to 1/2 inch of freezing rain and sleet. Temperatures moderated a bit by the next day, but heavy rain fell on top of the ice in the Chicago metropolitan area, resulting in flooding of streets and basements. Up to 60,000 customers in the Chicago area were without power due to the storm, some for several days.
- A major winter storm affected southern Illinois through the 28th. On the northern edge, 8 to 12 inches of snow fell from Shelbyville to Paris, with 6 to 10 inches common southward across most of the remainder of Illinois. Near the Ohio River, ice accumulated to around an inch, with local amounts close to 2 inches.
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