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Unsettled Northwest; Soggy Florida and Ohio Valley

A powerful upper level system will send a series of fronts through the Northwest with rain, gusty winds, and a wintry mix in the higher elevation. Upper level system will bring strong showers and thunderstorms to parts of the Southwest, Ohio Valley, and Florida. Heavy rain could cause flooding in the Ohio Valley and Florida. Excessive heat continues in Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands. Read More >

A very late season storm system produced heavy wet snow across much of northern Illinois, along with a winter mix of rain, sleet and snow over northwestern Indiana on Sunday April 14. As much as 6 to 8 inches of snow were reported in a narrow corridor from DeKalb County into the far northwest suburbs of Chicago. Lighter amounts of 2 to 5 inches were common elsewhere across northern Illinois.

A total of 5.4 inches was reported at Chicago (O'Hare Airport) for the day. This was a daily snowfall record for April 14. Additionally, it ranks as the second latest date in the season with daily snowfall amounts exceeding 5 inches in Chicago.  Only April 16th of 1961 was a later date with snowfall amounts also reaching 5.4 inches.

In Rockford a total of 2.9 inches was reported for the day. This was not a record daily snowfall for Rockford. However, this ranks as the 5th snowiest event this late in the season in Rockford's history.

Observed Snowfall Amounts


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