Season's first significant snowfall, cold temps next
Just under 5 inches recorded at 94.1 WGFA
Snowfall pushed across central-Illinois Monday afternoon and last night. Amounts range from about 3.5 to 5.5 in most of the WGFA-listening area. Just under fives inches (4.9) was recorded at WGFA, north of Watseka.
The amounts tapered off heading south. There may be lingering show flurries yet this morning. An artic high pressure ridge is next. Dangerous cold and wind chills will be in affect through Thursday.
The snowfall amounts are in the 2 inch range in the Chicago suburbs. About 3 to 4 inches heading down toward kankakee County, then 4 plus to 5.5 and even six inches in parts of Iroquois, Livingston and McLean counties.
Punkin Vine Queen, Kimberly Carcamo, named Miss Congeniality
The 57th Miss Indiana State Fair Queen was crowned Sunday at the Indiana Farmers Coliseum in Indianapolis.
18-year-old Madeline "Mady" Hayden of Hendricks County, earned the title. She's the first woman from Hendricks County to be named queen.
Hayden was chosen from 85 contestants, each representing their home county.
Hayden is a freshman at Purdue University, where she's studying speech language and hearing sciences.
Miss Kimberly Carcamo from Newton County was crowned Miss Congeniality.
This year's first runner-up went to Miss Johnson County, Alexandra Abney. Second runner-up was Miss LaPorte County, Melissa Smoker. Third runner-up went to Miss Gibson County, Jacinda Thompson, and fourth runner-up was Jessie Earhart, Miss Huntington County.
Tippecanoe County's Riley Mineart was also among the finalists.