It’s not a record that the city of Chicago necessarily wanted to set, but history was made on Saturday as the area was hammered with a record snowfall.
According to the National Weather Service, O’Hare International Airport, the official reporting station for the city, received 2.5 inches of snow on Saturday, setting an all-time record for snowfall this late in the spring. The snow broke a record that was set all the way back in 1910, when Chicago received 2 inches of snow on April 26.
The snowstorm wasn’t limited to just Chicago, either. Numerous areas west of the city reported receiving over 5 inches of snow, and hazardous travel conditions continued into Sunday as slippery roads and icy surfaces were reported across the region.
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Hundreds of flights were ultimately canceled at O’Hare and Midway, and the Chicago White Sox game against the Detroit Tigers was postponed due to the wintry conditions.
Fortunately for Chicago-area residents, a bit of a warm-up is on the way, as temps will slowly climb back up into the 50s and 60s over the next few days.