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Preliminary snow: 9 inches in Chicago, Rockford

CHICAGO (AP) — The National Weather Service in the Chicago area is getting preliminary snowfall totals after a winter storm moved through northern Illinois.

The weather service says Wednesday that 9.6 inches of snow fell in Rockford, 9.2 inches at Chicago's O'Hare International Airport and 8.7 inches in the western Chicago suburbs. Those totals come from official National Weather Service observations.

Weather service forecasters say snow isn't unusual in Chicago and Rockford during March. They say the normal March snowfall is 5.6 inches in Chicago. In Rockford it's a little less, about 4.8 inches.

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