Illinois Weather Trivia for January 7th

The southern 1/2 of Illinois was affected by a winter storm, with the heaviest snow across far southern parts of the state. 8 inches or more of snow were found west of Carbondale. Further north, up to 5 inches of snow fell near Vandalia.
Several out-of-season tornadoes occurred across southern Illinois. The strongest tornado, ranged as a "4" on a scale of 0 to 5, affected the town of Allendale, in southeast Illinois. Most of the town was destroyed, including 10 businesses and 47 homes. Although 50 people were injured, no one was killed.
Northern Illinois saw only its second January tornado since 1950, as a strong EF-3 strength tornado tracked from Poplar Grove to Lawrence, in Boone and McHenry Counties. The tornado damaged an apple orchard, many houses and farm buildings, and derailed a freight train. This occurred on an unseasonably warm day, with record highs of 65 degrees in Chicago and 63 in Rockford. is the U.S. government's official web portal to all federal, state and local government web resources and services.
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