CHICAGO (CBS) — We are at the halfway point of what experts call “meteorological winter” and it really hasn’t amounted to much.

Or, in the words of the great “Rudolph The Red-Nosed Reindeer” character, Yukon Cornelius: “Wahooooo! [tosses his pick-axe into the air, picks it up after it falls, and licks it] … Nothin.”

Weather experts consider winter to run from Dec. 1 to Feb. 28.

So far, Chicago has experienced temperatures seven degrees above average, CBS 2’s Megan Glaros reports.


Hasn’t been much of that.

Chicago has not seen a single snowfall over an inch. The total for the season stands 1.3 inches. The area has gone nearly 11 months without an inch of snow falling in a single day.

The normal total at this time of year is 12.5 inches.

While Chicago isn’t expected to get any significant snow in the coming days, temperatures will be more along the lines of what residents might expect for mid-January.

For Monday, the high is expected to hit 26 degrees, with a low overnight of 16.

Tomorrow will be slightly warmer, with a high near 30.

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