National Weather Service
Even from miles above the Earth’s surface, it was clear this winter was one of the most severe we’ve ever experienced, and not just for Chicago.
This winter officially became the 3rd snowiest on record for Chicago on Wednesday, when 3.6 inches fell at O’Hare International Airport, bringing the season’s total to 79.1 inches.
This winter moved up another notch on the list of snowiest winters in Chicago overnight, when more than 3 inches fell at O’Hare International Airport, making the total snowfall this winter the third most on record.
Lake Michigan set a new record for ice coverage over the weekend, when ice levels reached 93.29 percent.
Old Man Winter isn’t quite done with Chicago yet. More than half a foot of snow could fall in the city Tuesday night through Wednesday morning.
Who came up with the word Chiberia?
A warmup is on the way to Chicago, with temperatures likely to reach the 40s for three of the next five days.
Flurries began falling early Wednesday, making streets slick, and covering sidewalks with a light dusting of snow for the morning commute.
Tornado sirens will sound all across Illinois on Tuesday, as part of a statewide drill taking place in all 102 counties.
It has been 50 years since temperatures were this cold this late in the season in Chicago, but here we go again – temperatures near zero for what many Chicagoans are hoping will be the last time this winter.
We’re getting as sick of saying it as you are of hearing it this winter, but temperatures will dip below zero tonight, at least the 21st time that’s happened this winter.
High winds have subsided a bit since Thursday’s storm, when four tornadoes might have touched down in central Illinois, but dangerous winds will persist through the afternoon, and gusts of up to 45 mph are likely on Friday.
Though an areal flood watch remains in effect until mid-afternoon for virtually all of northern Illinois, at least one official who monitors water levels in local rivers and streams said there’s less risk than feared, thanks to less rain than originally forecast.
This winter officially became the 5th snowiest on record for Chicago on Monday, when 5 inches fell at O’Hare International Airport, bringing the season’s total to 67.9 inches. Here are snowfall totals for the city, suburbs, and northwest Indiana, according to the National Weather Service.
In yet another measure of the severity of this year’s winter, about one third of Illinois is covered in at least 10 inches of snow.
With temperatures plunging below zero again overnight, Chicagoans were starting another work week in frigid conditions, and the city was approaching the record for number of days of subzero cold.
In a pattern Chicagoans likely are growing very weary of repeating, bitter temperatures will return to the area after the latest snowfall, before another round of snow this weekend.
A snowstorm dumped up to 6 inches of snow in Chicago, more than 7 inches in some suburbs, and more than 8 inches in parts of northwest Indiana from Tuesday evening through Wednesday morning.
Heavy, blowing snow was making Chicago area roads very treacherous early Wednesday, and airlines were cancelling hundreds of flights at O’Hare and Midway airports due to the winter storm.
A furry rodent with giant front teeth saw its shadow in Pennsylvania on Sunday, damning us to six more weeks of winter — a prediction that seems plausible to weather experts in Chicago who went to school and studied such things.