Snowiest February in History

By Kimberly Podgorski
|  Saturday, Feb 26, 2011  |  Updated 6:40 PM CDT
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CHICAGO - FEBRUARY 02: Cars sit in the northbound lanes of Lake Shore Drive after accidents and drifting snow stranded the drivers during last night's blizzard February 2, 2011 in Chicago, Illinois. As of late morning over 20 inches of snow had fallen, making this snowstorm the third largest recorded in the city. (Photo by Scott Olson/Getty Images)

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It's official. This month has been the snowiest February in Chicago history.

Friday night's snowfall brought this month's total to 28.6 inches of snow, according to the National Weather Service.

The previous record was set back in February 1896 with a total of 27.8 inches of snow. 

As of 7 p.m. Friday, the total amount of snow that fell this month was at 27.4 inches. 

According to NBC5 meteorologist Ginger Zee, the reported .09 inches of snow that fell through the night brought the total number up high enough to break the record.

But don't put those shovels away yet -- there is still a chance that the total amount of snow this month will go up. 

Chicago is expecting light snow through Saturday.

Check out some of the blizzard pictures that brought Chicago this record-breaking February.

Send your photos to isee@nbcchicago.com

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