Dust Storm on No. Main St. – May 31, 1985

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Source: Rockford Register-Star June 1, 1985

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“Tornadoes kill 45 in U.S., Canada” – 6/1/1985

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Source: Rockford Register Star June 1, 1985

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First section, different edition, same story, below:

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“It’s the most devastating scene I’ve ever seen in my life,”

Firefighter Jim Ticknor said in Albion, where officials estimated 150 to 200 houses were destroyed.

 

Winter Weather 2013-14

Winter Weather 2013-14

First freeze: Oct. 22

Highest temp (Dec – Feb.): 56 Degrees (Dec. 4)

Lowest temp (Dec – Feb): -16 degrees (Jan. 6)

Heaviest snowfall: 11.7″ (Jan. 4 – 5)

Greatest snow depth: 14″ (Feb. 18)

Last measurable snow: 1.4″ (April 14)

Total snowfall: 82″  (225% of normal)

Source: Chicago Tribune Section 1 May 11, 2014,  who listed their sources as Paul Merzlock and Jennifer M. Kohnke, WGN-TV; Frank Wachowski, National Weather Service archives; data from O’Hare Airport