LINCOLN — Get ready for a roller-coaster of temperatures this weekend.
The National Weather Service is forecasting a low of 23 degrees tonight, sunny skies with a high of 50 degrees Saturday, then partly sunny conditions and a high of 53 on Sunday.
The that will shift to rainy conditions Sunday evening, possibly mixing with snow after 2 a.m.
As of Friday night, the weather service was projecting a 50 percent chance of flurries Monday, with gusts of up to 21 mph and an overnight low of 15 degrees.
February 23, 1914
13 inches of snow fell on February 23, 1914. This is the
in February in Central Illinois, and the most snow to fall in a calendar day or a 24-hour period. See the highest snowfall newspaper clipping.
Big snow, big news
The January 13, 1927 snowfall was big news for the
January 13, 1927
11 inches of snow fell on January 13, 1927. See the newspaper clipping from the
October 23, 1929
2.7 inches of snow fell on October 23, 1929. The photo caption from
reads, "Winter cast its first blanket of snow this year over the city Wednesday, and The Pantagraph cameraman, perched on the top floor of the Peoples bank building, caught a view of the white-topped business houses. The above picture is a view of the southeast section of the downtown district. It was the earliest snowfall here in 13 years." The Pantagraph
A rare second photograph
The photo caption from
reads, "And snow visited Illinois Wesleyan university, too. Miss Marilla McCoy, I. W. U. student, and Miss Bessie Louise Smith of the music school faculty were commenting on it when the photographer noticed them beside the snow covered entrance of the university at Main Street." The Pantagraph
Traces of snow in May
May holds several records for traces of snow: May 3 and 4, 1917; May 2, 1929; May 1, 1940; May 11, 1952. See a newspaper clipping from the
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