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More Snow on the Way

By Margaret Lyons in News on Feb 25, 2008 8:39PM

Photo by Kudzuplanet

Usually when we hear "8 inches," we think "yay." But not now. Today, it's in reference to how much snow we're supposed to get this afternoon. Our fair city is in for another 6 to 8 inches of icy precipitation, and if that amount does fall, it would make this season the snowiest in a long time. Maybe we should just start rooting for that to happen so at least all this toe-freezing was for record-breaking purposes.

It's already drizzling, which brings us to our next interesting (to us) weather stat: This is one of the least-sunny winters ever, too. The 2007-08 winter is on schedule to be the fourth-cloudiest on record, with only 33 percent of possible sunshine. Typically, Chicago winters get 46 percent of possible sunshine. [S-T, WGN blog, National Weather Service, Trib]