CHICAGO (January 25, 2013)--As far as snow goes, Chicago didn’t get much Friday, but as just more than an inch, the snowfall was still one for the record books.
National Weather Service forecaster Matt Friedlein said its the latest first snowfall of at least an inch since record-keeping began in 1884.
Before Friday, Chicago had gone 335 days, or about 11 months, without an inch of snowfall in any calendar day.
The area has received a total of 2.8 inches of snow this winter, 15 ½ inches below normal.
Clara Mark of Chicago Snow Removal Services said it’s the first time their plows have been out all winter.