Four Consecutive 50+ Inches Seasonal Snowfall is Chicago Winter Weather Record

After an average seasonal snowfall for 2010-2011, Chicago experienced a blizzard and clipper that brought the season over the 50-inch mark. The last snowfall Sunday broke a record, marking the first time Chicago has had four consecutive winters with 50 inches or more of snowfall in a season in record-keeping history.

Chicago’s official 2.6 inch snowfall brought the season to 50.1 inches.

CHICAGO OHARE SEASONAL RECENT SNOWFALL — THE LATEST FOUR SEASONS …

2010-2011……..50.1…..THROUGH FEBRUARY 6TH 2011
2009-2010……..54.2
2008-2009……..52.7
2007-2008……..60.3 INCHES


Snowfall seasons in the late 1970’s and early 1980’s involved two season with seasonal snowfalls over 80 inches, but only three season totals exceeded 50 inches.

LATE 1970’S AND EARLY 1980’S CHICAGO WINTER SNOWFALLS…

1976-1977……..54.1 INCHES
1977-1978……..82.3
1978-1979……..89.7
1979-1980……..42.4

Chicago’s average seasonal snowfall is 38.0 inches. Prior to the Ground Hog Day Blizzard of 2011, Chicago was on target for an average seasonal snowfall.


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