A rare, late season winter storm blanketed much of northern Illinois with several inches of snow Saturday afternoon and evening.

By Sunday, most of the snow had melted away with only a few snow piles leftover in the shady areas.  Officially Rockford received 3.7 inches of snow, breaking the daily snowfall record for April 27th set back in 1979 when an inch of snow fell.

Snow totals ranged from roughly two inches, all the way up to seven inches across northern Illinois.  The 3.7 inches that fell in Rockford was the latest two inch (plus) snow event to occur since April 23rd, 1967 when 3.8 inches fell and April 23rd-24th, 1910 when 2.5 inches fell.

It was also the latest accumulating snow for Rockford since April 30th, 1994 when half an inch fell, as well as the latest snowfall since a Trace of snow fell back on May 16th, 2014.