Illinois Weather Trivia for January 5th

1/5/1884
Some of the coldest temperatures in central Illinois history were observed on this date. The high temperature in Springfield only reached 12 degrees below zero after a morning low of 22 below zero. Peoria's morning low of 27 degrees below zero set the city's all-time record low, which still stands.
1/5/1895
Springfield finally had a measurable snowfall. This was the first occurrence of measurable snow during the winter of 1894-95, establishing a record for the latest first measurable snowfall during a winter season.
1/5/1999
A clear sky, light winds, and thick snow cover, helped produce unusually bitter cold for central Illinois. A low temperature of 36 degrees below zero at Congerville, which is northwest of Bloomington, set a new record low for the state of Illinois. Champaign and Lincoln both reported lows of 25 below zero, with 21 below at Springfield, and 19 below at Peoria.

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