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The notorious winter of 1978-1979 remains the snowiest winter we’ve seen, with 89.7 inches falling.
In early February 2011, Chicagoland was pummeled by one of its heaviest snowstorms. The Groundhog Blizzard dumped 21.2 inches of snow at Chicago’s O’Hare Airport Jan. 31-Feb. 2, 2011.
21.2 inches Over the three day period, snowfall totaled 21.2 inches officially at Chicago’s O’Hare Airport, making it the third largest snowstorm on record for the city of Chicago. … January 31-February 2, 2011 Historic Blizzard.
|Chicago O’Hare, IL|
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The Chicago blizzard of 1979 was a major blizzard that affected northern Illinois and northwest Indiana on January 1314, 1979. It was one of the largest Chicago snowstorms in history at the time, with 21 inches of snowfall in the two-day period.
34.8 inches: 2019-2020. 49.5 inches: 2018-2019. 36.1 inches: 2017-2018.
Chicago averages 35 inches of snow per year.
The 1978-79 New Year’s Eve snowstorm was just one of many that winter that combined to produce Chicago’s all-time snowiest winter, delivering 89.7 inches of snow. … Less than two weeks later the famed Blizzard of ’79 dumped more than 20 inches of snow on the city from Jan. 12-14, bringing the city to a standstill.
A large part of central and southern Illinois saw its first measurable May snowfall on record on May 2, 1929. A large swath of the state, from around St. … Most of the snow melted by evening.
2011 Remembering The Snowmageddon Blizzard Of 2011, 10 Years Later. CHICAGO (CBS) The Chicago area was hit with a major winter storm that dumped more than a foot of snow on parts of the area this weekend it was the biggest snowstorm to hit the area in years.
The blizzard is the third largest snowstorm on record for the city. More than 20 inches of snow fell in just a few hours starting on Jan. 31, 2011. The total at O’Hare was eventually recorded to be 21.2 inches total, falling from Jan.
However 1.0 inches of snow fell at Chicago, 0.8 inches fell at Rockford and 0.7 inches fell at Romeoville during January 31 which was actually part of the storm. … Chicago and Rockford Storm Total Snowfall Adjusted.
|Chicago O’Hare||21.2 inches|
The January 2527, 2011 North American blizzard was a major Mid-Atlantic nor’easter and winter storm, and a New England blizzard that affected portions of the northeastern United States and Canada. … January 2527, 2011 North American blizzard.
|Category 1 Notable (RSI/NOAA: 2.65)|
|Dissipated||February 3, 2011|
Here are the top 10 snowstorms in Chicago history, according to the National Weather Service:
At the time, greatest snowfall for a season – The winter of 1966-1967 set the record for Chicago with a total of 68.4 inches. (The record has since been surpassed four times).
January 1979 was a record breaking month in terms of both snowfall and arctic cold temperatures. From January 12th to the 14th, a winter storm dumped an estimated 18.4 inches of snow.
The city of Chicago was colder and snowier than average, with the city exceeding its typical February snowfall by more than a foot in 2021. According to data published by the National Weather Service, the city saw a total of 21.6 inches of snow between Feb. 1 and Feb. 29, well above the average amount of 9.1 inches.
Buffalo averages 85 inches of snow per year.
Seasonal snowfall in the city has ranged from 9.8 inches (24.9 cm) (in 192021) up to 89.7 in (228 cm) (in 197879), and the average annual snowfall in Chicago is 36 inches (91 cm). Most winters produce many snow falls during the season in light accumulations of around 2 in (5.1 cm).
I note that during the winter months New York City is consistently warmer than Chicago. … Chicago’s average winter temperature (December through February) is 26.4 degrees; New York’s winter average, at 35.2, is 8.8 degrees higher. Chicago’s climate is continental, far from the warmth and humidity of ocean air.
Is Chicago a Windy City? Contrary to popular belief, Chicago is not the windiest city in the United States. That honor goes to Boston, Massachusetts, which boasts wind speeds that are regularly up to two miles per hour faster than Chicago’s.
Snow Climatology for the NWS Chicago County Warning Area
|Normal First Date:||December 7||March 20|
|Earliest First:||October 19, 1989||January 18, 1927|
|Latest First:||January 25, 2013||May 3-4, 1907|
|Latest calendar day 1+: May 1, 1940|
33 hours Storm strength While a typical nor’easter brings steady snow for six to twelve hours, the Blizzard of ’78 brought heavy snow for an unprecedented full 33 hours as it was blocked from heading into the North Atlantic by a strong Canadian high pressure area.
Jan. 26, 1967 On Jan.26, 1967, a blizzard dumped 23 inches of snow on Chicago. Eleven years later on the same day, another major snowstorm shut down the city.
The Great Blizzard of 1978 was a historic winter storm that struck the Ohio Valley and Great Lakes regions from Wednesday, January 25 through Friday, January 27, 1978. It is often cited as one of the most severe blizzards in US history.
Over the course of the city’s snow climatology, dating back to the winter of 1884-85, the latest date for one inch or more of snow cover was April 24, 1967, when three inches covered the ground.
It averages about 6 inches in June, but has seen up to 47.5 during the month. Only one year since 2000 has featured no snow in June. … In fact, Mount Washington, along with three other stations did set daily snowfall records this month.
The last time it snowed in London was not during an Ice Age. It was, in fact, not all that long ago – on June 2, 1975.
The U.S. 2020-2021 Winter Forecast The Farmer’s Almanac is also calling for a possible, wide-scale blizzard to take place from D.C. to Boston in mid-February, 2021. … The west and southwest regions should see a dry, generally mild winter this year, without too many surprises.
Our statewide snowfall records in Illinois start in 1902. … Here are the 5 snowiest winters on record:
The 1972 Iran blizzard, which caused 4,000 reported deaths, was the deadliest blizzard in recorded history. Dropping as much as 26 feet (7.9 m) of snow, it completely covered 200 villages. After a snowfall lasting nearly a week, an area the size of Wisconsin was entirely buried in snow.