Chicago Officially Observes First Daily One Inch Snowfall

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PUBLIC INFORMATION STATEMENT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE CHICAGO IL
949 AM CST FRI JAN 25 2013 /1049 AM EST FRI JAN 25 2013/

...CHICAGO OFFICIALLY OBSERVES FIRST DAILY ONE INCH SNOWFALL...

THROUGH 930 AM...CHICAGO OHARE INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT HAS OBSERVED
1.1 INCHES OF SNOWFALL TODAY...JANUARY 25TH. THIS IS THE FIRST DAY
OF THE 2012-2013 WINTER WHERE CHICAGO OBSERVED OVER ONE INCH OF
SNOWFALL. THIS ENDS THE RECORD STREAKS FOR BOTH THE LATEST FIRST
ONE INCH OF SNOWFALL AND THE LONGEST STREAK WITHOUT AN INCH OF
SNOWFALL.

LATEST FIRST CALENDAR DAY ONE INCH OF SNOWFALL IN CHICAGO:

RANK        DATE
--------------------
1.       JAN 25 2013
2.       JAN 17 1899
3.       JAN 16 2002
4.       JAN 15 1890
5.       JAN 14 1937


MOST CONSECUTIVE DAYS WITHOUT ONE INCH OF SNOWFALL IN CHICAGO:

RANK    # OF DAYS      END OF STREAK
------------------------------------
1.         335          JAN 25 2013
2.         319           JAN 6 1940
3.         315           DEC 7 1958
4.         307          DEC 30 1931
5.         305          JAN 15 2002

THE SEASONAL TOTAL SNOWFALL FOR CHICAGO THROUGH 930 AM THIS MORNING
NOW STANDS AT 2.8 INCHES.

$$

MTF/ACS


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