Chicago does it again! Records latest accumulating snow since 1989

Written by on April 29, 2019 in United States of America with 0 Comments

Last weekend saw 5.3 inches of snow fall at Chicago O’Hare International Airport. This was the 2nd heaviest calendar day snow for so late in the season. The following weekend saw 2.5 inches of snow which marks the latest accumulating snow for the Windy City since 1989.

Up to 8 inches of snow fell to the west of Chicago.

Chicago snow climatology

Normals for Chicago O’Hare are from 1981-2010 unless otherwise noted.┬á ┬áRecords for multiple official Chicago sites┬áare from 1886-present.

Normal and Record Snowfall

For seasonal and monthly normals and records, please visit our Local Climate Page.

Trace or More of Snow

Normal First Date: October 30 Normal Last Date: April 14
Earliest First: September 25, 1942 Earliest Last: March 4, 2012
September 25, 1948
Latest First: December 5, 1999 Latest Last: May 22, 1917

Measurable (0.1 Inches or More)

Normal First Date: November 17 Normal Last Date: March 31
Earliest First: October 12, 2006 Earliest Last: February 28, 1994
Latest First: December 20, 2012 Latest Last: May 11, 1966


One Inch or More

Normal First Date: December 7 Normal Last Date: March 17
Earliest First: October 19, 1989 Earliest Last: January 18, 1927
Latest First: January 25, 2013 Latest Last: May 3-4, 1907
Latest calendar day 1+”: May 1, 1940


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