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Temperature breaks record in northern Illinois

/ 09:51 PM January 31, 2019
Temperature breaks record in northern Illinois

People enjoy at the Lake Michigan at 31st Street Harbor on Jan. 30, 2019, in Chicago. AP

CHICAGO — Temperature records have been broken in northern Illinois amid the artic deep freeze enveloping the Midwest.

The National Weather Service says the temperature Thursday morning in Rockford hit a record-breaking negative 30 degrees (negative 34 Celsius).

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The previous record of negative 27 degrees (negative 33 Celsius) was set on Jan. 10, 1982. The city’s records date back to 1905. Rockford is about  129 kilometers northwest of Chicago.

Meteorologists say warmer weather is on the way for the weekend. /ee

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