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Northwest hit with snow as Midwest gets a taste of summer

February's end is bringing wild weather to much of the United States, with record heat allowing for golf in Wisconsin and outdoor food trucks in Minnesota, along with an increased fire risk across much of the Great Plains. But blinding snow in the Northwest is blowing eastward, and places like Chicago should see temperatures swinging dramatically from balmy to bitter cold again.
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Sophomore Ashley Seeger works on homework while hanging out on the Pentacrest lawn at the University of Iowa in Iowa City, Iowa on Sunday, Feb. 25.
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Juniors Lizzy Barton, from left, Belle Duffy and Abby Peters hang out in a hammock while enjoying the sunshine at the University of Iowa in Iowa City, Iowa on Monday, Feb. 26.
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Freshmen Abigail Schmitt works on homework while enjoying the sunshine on the University of Iowa campus in Iowa City, Iowa on Sunday, Feb. 25.
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High school students walk cross the street as they wear short sleeves T-shirts in Buffalo Grove, Ill., Tuesday, Feb. 20. Record warmth is expected today and Tuesday. All time February highest temperature records could also be tied or broken in Illinois.
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A sign shows the current outdoor temperature in the Chicago suburb of Wheeling, Ill., Monday, Feb. 26. Record warmth is expected today and Tuesday. All time February highest temperature records could also be tied or broken in Illinois.
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High school students walk around outside high school area as they wear short sleeves T-shirts in Buffalo Grove, Ill., Tuesday, Feb. 20. Record warmth is expected today and Tuesday. All time February highest temperature records could also be tied or broken in Illinois.
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A sign shows the current outdoor temperature in the Chicago suburb of Buffalo Grove, Ill., Monday, Feb. 26. Record warmth is expected today and Tuesday. All time February highest temperature records could also be tied or broken in Illinois.
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A solar panels technician works to install solar panels onto the roof of a home in Arlington Heights, Ill., Monday, Feb. 26. Record warmth is expected today and Tuesday. All time February highest temperature records could also be tied or broken in Illinois.
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A runner runs on the side walk in Arlington Heights, Ill., Monday, Feb. 26. Record warmth is expected today and Tuesday. All time February highest temperature records could also be tied or broken in Illinois.
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Construction workers work in Mount Prospect, Ill., Monday, Feb. 26. Record warmth is expected today and Tuesday. All time February highest temperature records could also be tied or broken in Illinois.
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Tania Sepulveda takes advantage of the warmer than normal temperatures to work on her laptop computer outside her home near Montrose Harbor, Monday, Feb. 26, in Chicago. A warm front is sweeping spring-like weather across a large swath of the country in what is usually one of the coldest months of the year. The rare warmup is sending people out of their homes to enjoy the winter respite.
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A cyclist travels around Lake Michigan near the Adler Planetarium Monday, Feb. 26, in Chicago. A warm front is sweeping spring-like weather across a large swath of the country in what is usually one of the coldest months of the year. The rare warmup is sending people out of their homes to enjoy the winter respite but also bringing increased wildfire danger.
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Pedestrians take in the warmer than normal temperatures near the North Avenue Beach Pier along Lake Michigan Monday, Feb. 26, in Chicago. A warm front is sweeping spring-like weather across a large swath of the country in what is usually one of the coldest months of the year. The rare warmup is sending people out of their homes to enjoy the winter respite but also bringing increased wildfire danger.
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A lone woman creates a social media video along Lake Michigan Monday, Feb. 26, in Chicago. A warm front is sweeping spring-like weather across a large swath of the country in what is usually one of the coldest months of the year. The rare warmup is sending people out of their homes to enjoy the winter respite but also bringing increased wildfire danger.
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Erin Hooker, 29, and her French bulldog, Ella, took advantage of the unseasonably warm weather on Monday, Feb. 26, with a lunchtime walk in Des Moines, Iowa, and Hooker's first iced coffee of the season.
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A person cycles on a street in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, Monday, Feb. 26,.

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