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Chicago Sees Largest Snowfall In More Than Five Years

Pile of snow in front of forest a sunny winter day

Chicago’s winter storm over the weekend is the largest to hit the city in over five years. The National Weather Service says nearly nine-inches of snow was recorded at O’Hare Airport yesterday. That is the largest snowfall recorded at O’Hare since November 2015. Some areas outside the city saw around a foot of snow. City officials say nearly three-hundred plows were deployed across Chicago on Saturday. Hundreds of flights were canceled at both O’Hare and Midway airports due to the storm. The 9.9 inches measured at O’Hare airport brought the city’s official total to 24.5 inches which is 4.1 above normal for this point in the season.

Here are some of the snowfall totals as of 6pm last night:

Joliet- 10.4″

Peotone- 12.7″

Romeoville- 12.7″

Downers Grove- 12.4″

Plainfield- 11.2″

St. Charles- 8.4″

Midway- 11″

O’Hare- 9.9″

No snow predicted in the next few days. Temperatures till be in the lower 30’s before they start to drop at the end of the week. By Sunday our high temperature will only be 6 above zero!

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