Chicago Sets New February Record For Snow

CHICAGO (CBS) — Chicago broke a 115-year-old record for snowfall on Saturday and the city could still see more snowfall before the month is over.

The National Weather Service said Saturday that 28.6 inches of snow have fallen in Chicago this February. The previous February record of 27.8 inches was set in 1896.

The forecast called for a chance of more light snow Saturday night.

Most of the snow in February fell during a blizzard that dumped more than 20 inches on Groundhog Day. It was the third largest blizzard in Chicago history.

Officials estimate the cleanup cost more than $8 million.

  • franklin808

    This is more proof that those of you without an electric car are causing global climate change.

    • mike

      Earth to Super-Moron Franklin: All of you global climate chaos theorists need to get a new hobby. You’re worse than religious zealots when it comes to the guilt thing. Weather has been chaotic since the dawn of time. It will continue to be chaotic until the universe swallows us up. Go suck a compact fluorescent bulb.

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