Illinois Weather Trivia for March 21st

Springfield recorded a high temperature of 91 degrees, marking its earliest 90 degree day on record and a record for the month of March. Month record highs were also established at Peoria, with 87 degrees, and Champaign, with 85 degrees.
A major winter storm impacted central Illinois. A swath of heavy snow fell across much of the region, with 6 to 10 inch totals common. In addition, blizzard conditions occurred across Scott, Morgan, Sangamon, Christian and Shelby Counties, with wind gusts to 45 mph recorded. No major injuries or fatalities were reported, though numerous vehicle accidents occurred.
Heavy snowfall occurred across portions of far northern Illinois, on the first full day of spring. Totals up to 11 inches were reported near Gurnee, with 5 to 10 inches common from Rockford to the northern Chicago suburbs. is the U.S. government's official web portal to all federal, state and local government web resources and services.
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