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Roscoe Family Wakes Up To Surprise In Yard Following Storm

Monday night's storm blew around garbage cans, took out tree branches and sent one huge object through the air, landing in a Roscoe family's yard. But where did it come from?

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Massive Blizzard Hits New England
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Remember When We Used to Get Snow in the Rockford Area?

I don't know what it's like around your house, but being married to a snow-worshipper has been kind of tough for me this winter. My wife Amy has not been pleased at all with our lack of something for her to shovel. "Is it ever going to snow agaaaaaaaaaaaaaain?" she whined/growled the other night.

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Rockford Is One Of The Coldest Cities In U.S.
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Rockford Makes Top 50 ‘Coldest Cities’ List

Rockford has topped another "Top 50" list and it's not crime-related, which is good. Apparently it's one of the coldest cities in the U.S., which is not good.

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Let’s Take a Look at Some Rockford Weather Records

This morning, on the WROK Morning Show, Joe and I were discussing the latest news out of the western part of the US--in particular, the incredibly heavy snowfalls being experienced by Colorado, Idaho, and other neighboring states. Hundreds of roofs have collapsed, with hundreds more in danger of collapse. That discussion led us to Rockford's winter of 1979.

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When is Rockford Going to Get Some Sunshine Again?!

I don't know about you, but we on the WROK Morning Show are in some serious need of sunshine. None of us suffer from SAD (Seasonal Affective Disorder), but I believe we're starting to develop it. And, with weather reports saying we won't see any sunshine until at least Sunday of this week, it's coming on fast.

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Icy Weather Delays Garbage Pickup in Rockford

Icy roads this morning not only made it difficult to get to work in Rockford, but they also shutdown garbage pickup operations.

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Freezing Rain Advisory Issued For Rockford Area

The National Weather Service has issued a freezing rain advisory for tonight signaling possible hazardous driving conditions for the afternoon commute.

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Maybe Rockford Could Learn Something From a Guy in Raleigh, NC

For everyone out there today slipping and sliding around Rockford area roads, take a page out of a Raleigh, North Carolina man's book--grab your water skis, get a friend to pull you around, and experience the city in a whole new way (although the Rockford Police will most certainly frown on it, or worse).

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The Five Coldest Temperatures In Rockford History

We are expecting the coldest temps of the year so far. But they are not even close to what we have experienced in the past. 

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Reports Say Polar Cold Could Deep Freeze Rockford Next Week
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Reports Say Polar Cold Could Deep Freeze Rockford Next Week

Is it just me or has it already kind of felt like a long winter?

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