Season’s first area-wide snow may finally arrive

Snow has been a scarce commodity in the Chicago area this season. The season’s official total to date is 0.4 inch, the lowest in 69 years when just 0.3 inches fell in 1943. The last time an inch of snow officially fell in the city at O’Hare International Airport was 308 days ago on February 24 when a 3.5 inch snowfall whitened the city. That streak may finally end by Friday night as a weather disturbance approaching from the Plains is expected to bring up to 1-3 inches of snow to the Chicago area.

 

Thursday’s lake-effect snow

Lake-effect snow showers moved on shore in portions of eastern Cook County Thursday bringing significant snowfall to localized areas. As much as 4-5 inches of snow were reported in Evanston, while 1.5 inches fell in Wilmette and 1.0 inch in Rogers Park.

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