Illinois Weather Trivia for October 29th
- An autumn storm system brought 1.8 inches of snow to Springfield. This is the most snow on record for a 24-hour period in October.
- A fast moving squall line producing wind gusts of 50 to 80 mph across parts of northern and central Illinois. The storms downed power lines and trees, which in turn damaged buildings that they fell on. The highest wind gusts were recorded in northeastern Illinois, with a reading of 80 mph at McHenry and 79 mph at Carpentersville.
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