It has been a long, cold, and snowy winter. We tied the record for the snowiest December through February with 63.4". The all time record snowfall from July through June occured in the winter of 78/79 when Rockford received 74.5" of snow. Since last July Rockford has seen 72.1" of snow. Typically in the month of March Rockford will see two days in the 70s, but we haven't even seen the 60s yet this month and we likely won't get out of the 40s over the next 7 days. So as you can see, it has been a long, cold, and snowy winter. Therefore it's only fitting that Easter Sunday be marked with some wintry weather.
Although Rockford and points east saw some sunshine, northwest Illinois and southern Wisconsin received some light flurries today as a weak system moved across the Stateline. Even in the parts of the Stateline that saw some sun, temperatures only reached the low 40s. April is a little over a week away and March has no sign of going out like a lamb. So don't put away your winter coats just yet, odds are we'll probably see some more snow before the winter of 07/08 is through with us.