How the winter of 2021-2022 compared with recent years

Chicago winter 2022
People navigate downtown Chicago in falling snow and slushy street conditions in February 2022. Charles Rex Arbogast / Associated Press
Chicago winter 2022
People navigate downtown Chicago in falling snow and slushy street conditions in February 2022. Charles Rex Arbogast / Associated Press

How the winter of 2021-2022 compared with recent years

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Climatological winter finished at the end of February.

Illinois State Climatologist Dr. Trent Ford gives a wrap-up of the season, which was notable for unusually warm temperatures and dry conditions in December.

But the cold and snowfall kicked in once the new year began.

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