Chicago set to tie another weather record

January 8, 2013

Chicago is set to tie yet another weather record, as Tuesday could mark 319 days without an inch or more of snow, breaking a 72 year record.

Even though most of the city saw big, beautiful flakes falling softly around Chicago last Saturday, National Weather Service meteorologist David Beachler says it didn't count.

"I believe it was just a few tenths of an inch," Beachler said. "So, yeah, unfortunately that didn’t have a dent in this record."

According to Beachler, Chicago usually sees a total 10.5 inches of snow by this time in the season. This year, however, only 1.3 inches have fallen. And with a forecast showing temperatures reaching the 50s by the end of this week, those hoping for more January snowflakes might be waiting a while.

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