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  • Heavy snowfall brings joy to winter's No. 1 fan

    Although some people claim to love winter, there are few that enjoy record snowfall more than the people who work at the Illinois State Water Survey. Steve Hilberg, the director of the Midwestern Regional Climate Center, said that although its no record-breaker (yet), the winter of 2010-11 has yielded more than 39 inches of snow in this area with average temperatures at 5 degrees below normal.

    Snow fan
    Although some people claim to love winter, there are few that enjoy record snowfall more than the people who work at the Illinois State Water Survey. Steve Hilberg, the director of the Midwestern Regional Climate Center, said that although its no record-breaker (yet), the winter of 2010-11 has yielded more than 39 inches of snow in this area with average temperatures at 5 degrees below normal.

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