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Snow storm strikes the Midwest

A snowstorm traveling from the west unloaded on Chicago Thursday, breaking a 96-year-old record of heavy snow, wind and cold temperatures, AccuWeather reports.

The big picture: The storm traveled northeast from eastern Iowa and southern Wisconsin to northern Michigan where the total forecast is an average between 3–6 inches. Some areas surrounding Chicago picked up 2–3 inches of snow earlier this week, according to the National Weather Service.

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