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Chicago’s long no-snow stretch ties record

A Golden Retriever named Roscoe climbs through nearly 20 inches snow Logan Square during one city's usual big snowfalls. |

A Golden Retriever named Roscoe climbs through nearly 20 inches of snow in Logan Square during one the city's usual big snowfalls. | Michael R. Schmidt~Sun-Times Media

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Updated: January 10, 2013 6:44AM



If it doesn’t snow on Monday, Chicago will surpass the record of the most consecutive days without any measurable snowfall here — 280 days.

With no measurable snow Sunday, we tied the record.

But Monday’s forecast says there’s a chance of snow showers between 9 a.m. and 3 p.m. with flurries after that. Highs in the 40s are predicted for the rest of the week.

The last measurable snowfall here — more than a tenth of an inch — was on March 4, when three-tenths of an inch fell, said Gino Izzi, a senior meteorologist at the weather service’s Romeoville office.

The area saw one of the warmest first weeks of December, according to Izzi, with an average temperature of 45.7 degrees. That makes it the sixth-warmest start to December on record, he said.

The warmest was in 1998, with an average temperature of 52.6 degrees.



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