Illinois Weather Trivia for October 19th

10/19/1989
A record breaking early-season snowfall occurred across extreme eastern Illinois. One to 3 inches of snow fell from the northern Chicago suburbs southward through Champaign and as far south as Newton, in Jasper County. O'Hare Airport in Chicago reported 3.8 inches of snow, setting a record for the earliest snowfall of 1 inch or more. Further south, a snowfall of 0.3 inches in Springfield marked its earliest measurable snow on record, while Peoria recorded 0.4 inches.

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