Chicago experiences mild winter so far

January 10, 2012

Delal Pektas

It's been an unseasonably mild winter in Chicago so far. The National Weather Service said the city is experiencing one of the least snowy winters.

Gilbert Sebenste, a staff meteorologist at Northern Illinois University, said it could be a record breaking winter for Chicago if the city doesn't get another half inch of snow by January 16th.

"We are in a winter now that more resembles a traditional La Nina winter, which is to say that when you have this happen, December and the first half of January are typically milder than average and drier than average and that is certainly what we have seen so far almost to an extreme," Sebenste said.

Chicago has had just under two inches of snow this winter. But a few inches of snow are expected later this week.

Chicago recorded the least amount of snow fall at least going back to 1896.

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