Nation IN BRIEF : MIDWEST : Unseasonal Cold Topples Records
Cold in the Midwest broke several temperature records and many areas reported unseasonal frost. Chicago, with a low of 39, tied a record set in 1889. Peoria, Ill., fell to 37, breaking the record of 38 established in 1901 and tied in 1913. Moline, Ill., reported a 32, breaking the record of 37 that had stood since 1875. Temperatures dropped into the 30s and 40s from the upper Mississippi Valley to the central Appalachians and New England. Records also fell in Jackson, Mich.; Beckley, W. Va.; Paducah and Jackson, Ky.; Greensville, S.C., and Rockford and Springfield, Ill.