The Chicagoist will be launching later but in the meantime please enjoy our archives.

Chicago Will Go All Of January & February With No Accumulated Snow

By Rachel Cromidas in News on Feb 27, 2017 6:43PM

Getty Images / Photo: Tim Boyle

Welcome to Chicago, where we have a World Series-winning baseball team, and it never snows in January or February. That's basically true now, according to the National Weather Service, which has been warning us all month that we're frighteningly close to breaking an all-time record for having the least-snowy winter months we've ever seen.

Now, with just over a day left on the clock for February, it looks like we're in the sunny, temperate clear to have gone through the entire months of January and February without measurable snow on the ground. Yes, there were some flurries over the weekend...but they don't count, according to the NWS, which Tweeted that this is the first time something like this has happened in all 146 years of Chicago weather record-keeping: