Illinois Weather Trivia for January 3rd
- An out of season tornado moved across Montgomery County, from near Chapman to Bingham. Four farm homes and several barns were destroyed by the F3 tornado.
- Central Illinois was affected by a major winter storm on the 2nd and 3rd. The storm produced up to 8 inches of snow, and 30 to 40 mph winds created near whiteout conditions at times. Numerous minor accidents were reported across the region, although two accidents resulted in four serious injuries.
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