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Dylan Ostrum, left, and Jared Detty, both 12 and of McCook, ride their bikes through a wet snowfall, Friday morning. Somewhat of a surprise in a year filled with meteorological extremes, the snow brings welcome precipitation. As of midnight Thursday, McCook had a deficit 11.79 inches for 2012. The forecast calls for additional chances of precipitation tonight through Saturday, and a hard freeze across the region.