At least a handful of central Illinois cities can now say this long, cold winter is officially the snowiest ever. Chris Geelhart is a meteorologist at the National Weather Service office in Lincoln. He says that Normal, Mattoon, Danville and Lincoln have all set new marks for snowiest winter in recorded history. And Geelhart says Peoria and Springfield are close. Lincoln's 39.9 inches set a record established in 1981-82. And Normal's 46.5 inches broke a record that had stood since 1961-62. Mattoon's record had stood since 1899.
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