In 1979, Illinois Plunged Into An Arctic Freeze That Makes This Year's Winter Look Downright Mild
By Elizabeth Crozier|Published January 31, 2018
An Illinois transplant who grew up and went to school in Indiana for 22 years, Elizabeth holds a BFA in creative writing and has enjoyed traveling across the country and parts of Europe. She has visited half of the states, as well as parts of Canada, Mexico, and the Caribbean, and regularly travels home to the Hoosier State to see friends and family. With more than five years of writing experience, Elizabeth’s articles have been featured on several websites, and her poetry and short stories have been published in multiple literary journals.
While some days may seem unbearably cold this winter, Illinois is actually having a rather mild season. As we hover around the freezing point, it’s important to remember that it could be much worse. The state has seen an arctic freeze far worse than this.
If your grandparent has ever mentioned how kids today don’t know what it was like when they had to walk through 10 feet of snow to get to school, this is probably why. Back in the ’70s, blizzards and deep freezes were common. Read on for more details.