February snowfall is inching up to a record high
February in Chicago—okay, you’d expect a lot of snow. But this year we're almost at the record. The February snowfall record was set in 1896 when the city got almost 28 inches. So far this year we've had about 26. Richard Castro is a meteorologist with the National Weather Service. He said it's too soon to put away the shovels.
“After all, it is February and things could change right back to where they’ve been for most of the winter season, which is cold and snowy,” he said.” “We still have plenty of time for the rest of the month to get that 1.8 inches of snow to tie, and if we get two inches we break the record.”