Southern IL Record Cold Temp, Pinckneyville, IL Chilly Fall Festival – 10/18/2015

Record low temperatures occurred overnight Saturday into Sunday morning across southern Illinois where temperatures dipped below freezing for the first time since March. Frost and freeze advisories were out overnight as temperatures dropped beneath clear skies and calm winds. A few areas even recorded upper 20s. Cape Girardeau set a daily record low of 30 degrees.

Several festivals are ongoing across southern IL, including the Pinckneyville Fall Festival showing off classic tractors and old-school farming. Visitors were bundled up as temperatures were still in the low 40s, so many were in heavier jackets and hoods as they participated in the events. Pinckneyville bottomed out at 31 degrees overnight, suffering its first freeze since March.

Scenes include various shots of festival highlights, detailing people bundled up in jackets and hoods. Shots include people browsing items for sale, kids playing with old-timey machines shucking corn, and various other festival-related shots.

Last clip is a SOT of Gaylen Greer, VP of American Thresherman Association, talking about the cool weekend.