So Far, January Ranks No. 4 All Time For Snow
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CHICAGO (CBS) — If record-setting cold temperatures this month weren’t enough, the amount of snow is also one for the record books.
January 2014 ranks No. 4 all time for the snowiest month on record, according to the National Weather Service.
And if Chicago gets just three-tenths of an inch, 2014 will rank No. 3.
There is a possibility of snow later in the week.
Here are the top 5 months for snow in Chicago
January 1918: 42.5 inches
January 1979: 40.4 inches
December 1951: 33.3 inches
January 2014: 33.1 inches
January 1978: 32.3 inches
Last year, Chicago had no snow until Jan. 25, when about an inch of snow fell at O’Hare, the official recording station for record keeping.
That snapped a record 335 days without measurable snow.