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January in Illinois Started Out Warm, Ended With Record-Breaking Cold

Feb 04, 2019 - Targeted News Service

The University of Illinois System-Urbana-Champaign issued the following news release:

January 2019 will be a month remembered by an unseasonably warm start, followed by a torrent of winter storms and ending with a monumental Arctic air outbreak that shattered many record-cold temperatures across the state.

In the first 10 days of January, the statewide average temperature was 9 to 14 degrees above normal, according to Brian Kerschner, spokesperson for the Illinois State Climatologist...