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Chicago Area's Lack of Snow Could Set a Record Monday

The Chicago Tribune reports that if there is no more than 0.1 of an inch Monday, a new record will be set for days between snows.

The Chicago area could set a new winter record Monday.

According to a story from the Chicago Tribune, if the area does not receive more than 0.1 of an inch of snow Monday, we’ll set a record for the number of days between measurable snowfalls—280. A measurable snowfall is more than 0.1 of an inch, the Trib reports.

The National Weather Service is predicting a 30 percent chance of snow showers and a chance for flurries with a high of 35 degrees for Monday.

Temperatures will remain unseasonably warm later in the week with predicted highs in the mid-40s, according to the NWS.

This season’s lack of snow coupled with last winter’s below average snow total is not helping with the drought conditions the area has experienced this year, the Trib reports.

Last winter, the area received only 19.8 inches of snow. The yearly average as measured at O’Hare International Airport is 36.7 inches, the Trib said. 

What do you think? Are you ready for some snow? Tell us in comments. 

Greg Nelson December 10, 2012 at 02:14 PM
We need the snow and rain otherwise our water isn't going to last. We are far to behind in the moisture area in Illinois and we need rain and snow this winter to bring us back into an even level. So for Christmas even rain from Santa would be A-OKAY with me!
Oswegosmarts December 10, 2012 at 04:08 PM
I agree Greg,Rain sounds good.
Rick Jacobsen December 10, 2012 at 04:16 PM
We definitely need some snow
Heather Bury December 10, 2012 at 04:28 PM
let it snow, Let It Snow, LET IT SNOW!
bill brandes December 12, 2012 at 05:09 PM
how about no snow and rain rain rain? I dont want to have to start my snowblower this year. BRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRR.
The bigfella December 16, 2012 at 02:28 PM
Snow? Oh yeah that fluffy white stuff

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