Cold Weather Facts for Central and Southeast Illinois

 

Location
Jan 6
Record Low
Jan 6
Record Cold High
Jan 7
Record Low
Jan 7
Record Cold High
Coldest High on Record
Bloomington/
Normal
-14 (1999)
-3 (1912)
-19 (1912)
-3 (1912)
-9 (1/18/1994)
Champaign/
Urbana
-10 (1912)
-1 (1912)
-22 (1912)
-3 (1912)
-12 (12/24/1983)
Charleston/ Mattoon
-10 (1924)
0 (1912)
-22 (1912)
-2 (1912)
-8 (1/20/1985)
Decatur
-10 (1979)
2 (1912)
-22 (1912)
-4 (1912)
-6 (1/20/1985)
Effingham
-8 (1924)
3 (1912)
-25 (1912)
0 (1912)
-10 (12/25/1983)
Galesburg
-14 (1970)
4 (1988)
-17 (1968)
2 (1970)
-12 (1/18/1994, 2/3/1996)
Lincoln
-23 (1999)
-1 (1912)
-22 (1912)
-1 (1912)
-10 (12/25/1983)
Olney
-8 (1999)
6 (1912)
-21 (1912)
1 (1912)
-3 (12/22/1989)
Palestine
-7 (1940)
5 (1912)
-20 (1912)
4 (1912)
-6 (1/23/1936)
Peoria
-21 (1884)
-3 (1912)
-21 (1887)
-3 (1942)
-16 (1/5/1884)
Springfield
-14 (1970)
-2 (1912)
-19 (1912)
0 (1968)
-12 (1/5/1884)

 
Peoria:
  • 46 days on record when the high failed to reach zero (records began 1881)
  • Most recent occurrence: 1/15/2009 (high of -7)

Springfield:

  • 27 days on record when the high failed to reach zero (records began 1879)
  • Most recent occurrence: 2/2/1996 and 2/3/1996 (high of -1)
 
Bloomington/Normal:
  • 19 days on record when the high failed to reach zero (records began 1893)
  • Most recent occurrence: 1/16/2009 (high of -5)


Most recent -10 (or colder)         Most recent -15 (or colder)
___________________________         ___________________________

Charleston  1/21/2004 (-12)         Charleston  1/05/1999  (-17)

Decatur     1/16/2009 (-12)         Decatur     1/11/1999  (-19)

Effingham   1/31/2004 (-11)         Effingham   1/19/1994  (-22)

Galesburg   2/11/2011 (-15)         Galesburg   2/11/2011  (-15)

Lincoln     1/10/2010 (-16)         Lincoln     1/10/2010  (-16)

Normal      2/11/2010 (-10)         Normal      1/17/2009  (-18)

Olney       2/01/2004 (-10)         Olney       1/19/1994  (-24)

Peoria      1/10/2010 (-11)         Peoria      1/16/2009  (-21)

Springfield 1/21/2011 (-11)         Springfield 1/05/1999  (-21)

Urbana      2/10/2011 (-12)         Urbana      1/16/2009  (-17)

 

Most recent -20 or colder    / number of occurrences

_____________________________________________________

 

Charleston  1/19/1994  (-27) / 14 times since 1896

 

Decatur    12/23/1989  (-20) / 18 times since 1893

 

Effingham   1/19/1994  (-22) / 10 times since 1892

 

Galesburg   1/16/2009  (-27) / 24 times since 1895

 

Lincoln     1/06/1999  (-23) / 19 times since 1906

 

Normal      1/18/1994  (-20) / 19 times since 1893

 

Olney       1/18/1994  (-24) /  7 times since 1890

 

Peoria      1/16/2009  (-21) / 27 times since 1883

 

Springfield 1/05/1999  (-21) / 12 times since 1879

 

Urbana      1/05/1999  (-25) / 18 times since 1888

 

 



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