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Rare Spring Snowfall brings All-Time Records Tumbling across Northern and Central US

We may be a few days from May, but 16 million residents in the north and central United States were under a WINTER STORM WARNING this weekend, from Montana, where a blizzard warning was in effect, all the way to Michigan.

Chicago, IL saw a record-smashing 4+ inches of powder on Saturday alone.

“The last time 2+ inches of snow fell [in Chicago] this late was back in 1910, so it is very uncommon for this late in the year,” AccuWeather Meteorologist Alan Reppert said.

The 2.5 inches measured at Chicago’s O’Hare International Airport on Saturday set a further, even more impressive record — it was the greatest single-day total this late in the season since records started being kept in 1884.

Reppert adds, “The latest inch of snow was on May 3, 1907, and the latest trace of snow is May 26, 1889” — I wouldn’t bet against those records tumbling this year.

The 3.7 inches officially falling at Rockford, IL (as of 9 pm Sat) is the latest 2+ inches of snow in records dating back to 1906:

And thing’s aren’t over just yet.

According to AccuWeather, another snowstorm will streak along the border of Canada and the north-central United States through Monday:

Stay tuned for updates.

Grand Solar Minimum + Pole Shift

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