Monday night’s snowfall dropped 1.4 inches at O’Hare International Airport, pushing the seasonal total to 82 inches, just shy of the 2nd most seasonal snowfall for Chicago – when 82.3 inches fell in the winter of 1977-78.
A mid-April snowfall that drew a collective sigh from Chicagoans late Monday afternoon was the precursor to some potentially record-breaking cold temperatures on Tuesday morning.
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.
The first day of spring on Thursday officially brought just less than an inch of snow, pushing Chicago a bit closer to the second snowiest season ever.
Authorities across the Chicago region reported several weather-related accidents, including a pileup that closed lanes on Interstate 55 at Illinois Route 47, south of Morris.
Winter 2014 now ranks as one of the snowiest in Chicago.
Here are snowfall totals, reported to the National Weather Service, from Tuesday’s winter storm.
After a season of nearly no snow, the state’s plow drivers are in full gear this Saturday morning. Overnight on the Kennedy Expressway, drivers slowed down to better navigate the snowy, slushy mess.
The Chicago area got only a light dusting of snow overnight, after forecasts called for as much as 4 to 6 inches in some northwestern suburbs.
CBS 2 Meteorologists Megan Glaros and Steve Baskerville report a winter storm watch and a winter weather advisory for all Chicago area counties from Thursday evening until Friday morning.
Here are some snowfall totals for Chicagoland, January 12, 2012.
With the snowfall for the season not expected to exceed two inches by next week, this winter, which has already gotten off to a remarkably slow start with regards to snowfall, is shaping up to be one of the least snowy on record for the Chicago area.
Chicagoans may not want to hear it, lest it jinx the nearly snow-free season we’ve enjoyed so far, but the National Weather Service says we’ve gotten off to a late start for the 2011-2012 snow season and that could bode well for the amount of snow we’ll see this winter.
Chicago broke a 115-year-old record for snowfall on Saturday and the city could still see more snowfall before the month is over.