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Chicago sees biggest snowfall this late in the season in more than 50 years

•, By Adriana Navarro

Chicago's O'Hare Airport was whitened by 5.3 inches of snow on Sunday. That made April 14 one of the top-two snowiest days this late in the season. The snowiest day in the city's history from April 14 to early May is 5.4 inches of snow on April 16, 1961.

It was enough to bring Chicago O'Hare and Chicago Midway airports to a ground stop for arriving flights, according to the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA). O'Hare canceled 436 flights on Sunday amid snow and ice, according to Flight Aware.

The latest trace of snow recorded in Chicago occured on June 2, 1910.

In the Windy City, the snowy weather caused the postponement of a Major League Baseball game between the Cubs and the Los Angeles Angels. A day earlier, the two teams played under gorgeous conditions, according to photos posted by the Cubs on Twitter, as the daytime high temperature hit 52 degrees Fahrenheit. On Sunday, the high temperature in Chicago was 39 F.

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