Illinois Weather Trivia for December 28th
- Record cold was found across central Illinois. Peoria's low temperature of 24 degrees below zero established a December record, while daily record lows were established at Champaign, at 20 below zero, and Springfield, at 14 below zero.
- Spring-like weather spread across Illinois just a week after astronomical winter began. Springfield recorded a high temperature of 74 degrees, which tied the city's December record high. A high of 70 in Peoria stands as the second warmest December temperature on record, while Champaign recorded a daily record high of 68 degrees.
- The second winter storm of the week produced 7 inches of snow around Lawrenceville. By the next morning, there were 16 inches on the ground, establishing Lawrenceville's record snow depth.
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