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Snow Falls Near Chicago; Marquette, Michigan, Sets Daily Snowfall Record

By Sean Breslin
Published: May 17, 2014

Yet again, northern Illinois residents made their way to work or school Friday morning dodging snowflakes as they fell from the sky – the latest of many snow events that have occurred in the region during a seemingly endless season.

Chicago did not officially receive any snowfall from this system, but towns to the west were reporting accumulating snow. Rockford and DeKalb were among the towns that saw snowfall, according to NOAA. If reports are confirmed, this would be the latest in a season that Rockford has received a trace or more of snow. The previous record occurred on May 11, 1966, NOAA said.

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On Thursday, Marquette, Michigan, set a daily record high with 2.8 inches of snowfall. The May record for single-day snowfall in Marquette is 14.2 inches, set May 10, 1990, according to The Weather Channel winter weather expert Tom Niziol.

Below is a collection of images from the areas that received snow Friday morning.


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