Illinois Weather Trivia for March 5th

3/5/1988
A 50 mile wide area of heavy snow produced 3 to 8 inches from Quincy to Springfield to Danville. South of there, 1/2 to 1-1/2 inches of ice was reported. Power lines and trees were downed from the ice. Severe icing extended from the far northeast St. Louis suburbs eastward to the Indiana border near Terre Haute. In Edgar, Coles, and Clark counties, the icing was considered to be worse than the major ice storm of 1978.
3/5/1989
A winter storm produced a 100 mile wide area of heavy snow, from East St. Louis to Danville. Snow totals included 12 inches in Cahokia, 11 inches in Alton, 8-12 inches near Mattoon, 8 inches in Danville, and 7 inches in Champaign.

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