Current Snowfall Season in Top 10 for Chicago...Will it stay there?

PUBLIC INFORMATION STATEMENT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE CHICAGO/ROMEOVILLE IL
920 PM CST FRI FEB 8 2008

GREATEST SNOWFALL-SEASONAL TOTALS UP TO FEBRUARY 7TH IN CHICAGO`S
HISTORY

1.  1978-79     79.0
2.  1977-78     73.1
3.  1951-52     54.8
4.  1917-18     54.4
5.  1966-67     49.1
6.  1950-51     45.3
7.  1973-74     44.5
8.  1885-86     42.9
9.  2007-08     41.8
10. 1894-95     41.4

THE 2007-08 SEASON UP TO DATE RANKS 9TH OVERALL IN GREATEST
SNOWFALL-SEASONAL TOTALS.

SEASON END TOTALS FOR      ADDITIONAL SNOWFALL RECEIVED
THESE YEARS                AFTER THE 7TH

    1978-79     89.7        10.7
    1977-78     82.3         9.2
    1951-52     65.1        10.3
    1917-18     64.1         9.7
    1966-67     68.4        19.3
    1950-51     54.8         9.5
    1973-74     58.3        13.8
    1885-86     50.9         8.0
    1894-95     47.2         5.8

CHICAGO`S TEN GREATEST SNOWFALL-SEASONAL TOTALS

1.  1978-79     89.7
2.  1977-78     82.3
3.  1969-70     77.0
4.  1966-67     68.4
5.  1951-52     66.4
6.  1917-18     64.1
7.  1964-65     59.5
     1903-04
8.  1981-82     59.3
9.  1961-62     58.9
10. 1973-74     58.3

SIX OUT OF THE NINE GREATEST SNOWFALL-SEASONAL TOTALS UP TO
FEBRUARY 7TH ENDED UP BEING ON CHICAGO`S TEN GREATEST
SNOWFALL-SEASONAL TOTALS.  BASED ON THE NORMAL MONTHLY SNOWFALL FROM
NOW UNTIL THE END OF THE SEASON...CHICAGO WOULD END UP WITH A TOTAL
AROUND 55.6 INCHES OF SNOW.  THIS WOULD LEAVE THIS YEARS TOTAL FOR
CHICAGO SHORT OF THE TEN GREATEST SNOWFALL-SEASONAL TOTALS.
HOWEVER...THIS SEASON HAS BEEN ABOVE NORMAL WHICH POSES THE QUESTION
OF WILL THE REST OF THE SNOWFALL SEASON REMAIN ABOVE NORMAL AND PUT
ITSELF ON THE TOP TEN LIST.



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