Illinois Weather Trivia for January 6th

A major winter storm moved across the mid Mississippi Valley and into the Ohio Valley on the 5th and 6th. This system brought significant icing to much of central Illinois, with ice accumulations of 1/4 to 1/2 inch common. There were numerous reports of downed trees and power lines, as well as numerous traffic accidents. No fatalities or major injuries were reported.
Unusually intense cold weather occurred across central and southeast Illinois, from the 5th through the 7th. High temperatures remained below zero in most areas on this date, and the high of 10 below at Normal was its coldest high temperature on record. Wind chills colder than 40 below zero were observed in Bloomington, Champaign, Danville, and Galesburg, and were as low as 30 below zero as far south as Flora and Lawrenceville. is the U.S. government's official web portal to all federal, state and local government web resources and services.
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