Illinois Weather Trivia for December 20th

A three-day winter storm across central Illinois produced freezing rain on this date, followed by very heavy snow on the 22nd. Snow totals were in excess of 8 inches in an area extending from Lincoln southwest to Jacksonville. 5 to 6 inches of snow were reported as far east as Champaign. The snow tapered off sharply to the south and north, with 1 inch or less north of Peoria and south of I-70.
Areas along and west of I-55 saw widespread blizzard conditions with the passage of an intense area of low pressure. The highest snow amounts of 3 to 5 inches occurred west of the Illinois River, and many areas saw wind gusts of 50 to 60 mph. is the U.S. government's official web portal to all federal, state and local government web resources and services.
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