January 2014 One of the Snowiest Months in Chicago History

...JANUARY 2014 TO GO DOWN AS THE 3RD SNOWIEST MONTH EVER IN CHICAGO...

THERE WAS A TOTAL OF 0.4" OF SNOW AT CHICAGO OHARE TODAY. WHILE
THIS WAS NOT A NOTEWORTHY SNOW EVENT BY ITSELF...THIS LIGHT
AMOUNT OF SNOW WILL OFFICIALLY PUSH JANUARY 2014 INTO THE 3RD
SNOWIEST MONTH EVER IN CHICAGO. RECORDS DATE BACK TO 1884 FOR
SNOWFALL IN CHICAGO. HERE IS THE TOP 5 LIST FOR SNOWIEST MONTHS ON
RECORD IN CHICAGO.


RANK    AMOUNT    MONTH AND YEAR
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1)       42.5"    JANUARY 1918
2)       40.4"    JANUARY 1979
3)       33.5"    JANUARY 2014
4)       33.3"    DECEMBER 1951
5)       32.3"    JANUARY 1978


IN ROCKFORD THERE HAS BEEN A TOTAL OF 15.3" OF SNOW DURING
JANUARY 2014...INCLUDING THE HALF INCH THAT FELL TODAY. WHILE THIS
IS ABOVE THE AVERAGE OF 10.2" FOR THE MONTH...THIS AMOUNT DOES NOT
EVEN RANK WITHIN THE TOP 40 SNOWIEST MONTHS ON RECORD FOR ROCKFORD.



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