69.5 inches: Chicago’s winter now fourth-snowiest on record
By Sun-Times Media Wire March 1, 2014 10:52AM
Updated: March 1, 2014 9:36PM
This winter is now the fourth-snowiest on record in Chicago, with a total of 69.5 inches of snow measured at O’Hare Airport by Saturday evening — and as much as six inches more is forecast by Monday morning.
Saturday, about six-tenths of an inch had fallen at O’Hare by 6 p.m., according to the National Weather Service.
A winter weather advisory was in effect through 9 a.m. Sunday.
Chicago’s third-snowiest winter — with 77 inches measured at O’Hare — was 1969-1970.
The city’s Department of Streets and Sanitation had 200 snowplows and salt-spreaders out on main streets Saturday and planned to move to side streets later.
There’s a chance of more snow on Sunday. Then, expect another winter headache Sunday night: The wind-chill factor could drop to minus-15 degrees, according to the weather service.