Illinois Weather Trivia for January 5th

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.
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.
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. is the U.S. government's official web portal to all federal, state and local government web resources and services.
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