Chicago Is Experiencing A 'Record Breaking Snow Drought' This Winter
By Rachel Cromidas in News on Feb 13, 2017 10:23PM
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If you feel like something's missing this winter, it could be that you're just not used to going two full months without snow in Chicago. But indeed, we're coming up on 58 consecutive days without even one inch of snowfall over the course of the calendar day, according to the National Weather Service.
The NWS tweeted out the news Sunday evening, along with a prediction that the so-called snow drought was likely to continue on for at least another week. The infographic, below, also explains that there has only been just over half an inch of snow in Chicago since the astronomical winter began on Dec. 21.
Unprecedented & record breaking snow drought likely to continue for at least another 7 to 10 days... pic.twitter.com/l0JhOJ3l7X— NWS Chicago (@NWSChicago) February 13, 2017
In Rockford, which has also gone over 57 days without snow, has only seen 1.5 inches so far this winter, making it the second-least-snowiest winter through Feb. 12 since 1928—the most specific record ever, but a record, nonetheless.