Snow is making an appearance in Rockford earlier in the fall than all but one time since they started keeping records.
The city set a temperature record with O’Hare Airport recording a high of 47 degrees, marking the lowest maximum high temperature in 79 years, the NWS reported.
Light snow followed a cold front into the Chicago area Saturday morning, the third earliest we’ve seen a trace of the stuff dating back to 1881.
It may be the first week of October, but already snow was falling in Michigan’s lower peninsula on Saturday.
The National Weather Service reported snowfall in Waterloo Friday, saying the snow fall ties a record set in 1999.
Even though the snow fell to less than 0.1 of an inch, this is the earliest snow has fallen in Waterloo in 15 years.
Parts of Wisconsin saw their first flakes of snow for the season Saturday morning as temperatures dipped below freezing.
The accumulating snow was basically confined to the Northwoods where as much as eight-tenths of an inch was detected in Arbor Vitae in Vilas County. Antigo in Langlade County recorded one-tenth of an inch.
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The first snowfall arrived nearly a month ahead of when residents usually experience any accumulation.