Illinois Weather Trivia for January 4th
- Once the winter storm of the 2nd and 3rd cleared out of the region, another storm was close behind. This storm produced 2 to 7 inches of snow in central Illinois on the 4th. Totals included 6.2 inches in Springfield and 3.6 inches in Champaign.
- Unseasonably mild weather was found across central Illinois the first few days of 1997, peaking on this date. High temperatures included 68 degrees at Springfield 65 at Peoria, and 64 degrees at Champaign; record highs for the day were even broken well before sunrise.
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