Monday, February 13, 2017

Snow Drought Continues

You've probably seen the forecast this weekend, and the warm weather we have in store. With temperatures this weekend approaching 60°....well then it makes sense there isn't snow in the forecast either.

It has been a very mild winter so far, and we're setting records with the lack of snowfall, here's a look at some impressive stats from the NWS in Chicago.

Sunday February 12th marked the 57th consecutive day this winter without accumulating snowfall in one calendar day. We mark accumulating snow as accumulations totaling 1 inch or more.

Since astronomical winter began (December 21st) only 1.5" of snow has fallen, making this the 2nd least snowiest winter through February 12th, behind 1.0" in 1928.

We've set a record of latest 1" of snow fall in a calendar day during astronomical winter ( we haven't had one yet). The previous record was February 7th in the winters of 1920-21, 1932-33, and 1972-73. This year that is still to be determined, but no big snows in the forecast for the next seven days!

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