Mild Winter of 2006-2007 Turns Brutal in February

Chicago’s mild winter has turned brutal in February. Winter in Chicago up to January was relatively quiet. But now, after a stretch of weather near zero, a major storm as big as any we have seen in seven years hit the Chicago area starting around midnight Monday night. The zero-degree weather and associated thaw of indoor areas is still causing broken water pipes. Over five inches of snow is expected Tuesday with wind gusts up to 40 mph toward night. According to information provided by the FAA’s Air Traffic Control System Command Center, O’Hare International Airport is experiencing arrival delays up to three hours. The FAA system is reporting arrival delays of 15 minutes at Midway.

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