Chicago's no-snow streak ends after a record 335 days
On Friday at 9:30 a.m., 1.1 inches was recorded at O'Hare International Airport, officially breaking the area's snowless streak, according to the National Weather Service.
“Something like this wouldn’t be newsworthy if it wasn’t for the fact it hasn’t snowed all year,” said Gino Izzi, a meteorologist for the National Weather Service.
The last storm of an inch or more occurred was last February, and the previous record stretch of no snow of 310 days was set in 1940, the Chicago Tribune reported. Friday's snowfall also marked the latest it has gone in the season before an inch of snow has
Chicago saw 12.9 inches of snow by this time last year, compared to 2.8 so far this winter. The average is 18.3 inches, the Tribune reported. The next bout of snow was not expected until next week.