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Chicago Sees its Snowiest Halloween on Record

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    Could Chicago See a Halloween Snow Record This Year?

    Paul Deanno details the snowy Halloween forecast and why it could go down in the record books. 

    (Published Wednesday, Oct. 30, 2019)

    Chicago's Halloween snow broke a record Thursday, marking the snowiest Oct. 31 the city has seen. 

    As of 4:30 p.m. Thursday, O'Hare International Airport has recorded 3.4 inches of snow, breaking the 2014 record of a tenth of an inch. The area is expected to see more snow for the afternoon and evening. 

    Several counties across the Chicago area were under a Winter Weather Advisory for Halloween on Thursday. 

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    (Published Wednesday, Oct. 30, 2019)

    The National Weather Service issued the advisory the day before, taking effect for McHenry and DeKalb counties beginning Wednesday evening and continuing until 4 p.m. Thursday. 

    For Grundy, Kane, Kendall, LaSalle and Lake counties in Illinois, the advisory begins at midnight and continues until 6 p.m. Thursday. In Cook and DuPage, the advisory begins at 3 a.m. and goes until 6 p.m. Thursday.

    The advisories warn of accumulating snow with 4 or more inches expected in some locations. 

    Several suburbs have already rescheduled trick-or-treating hours due to the wintry conditions. 

    The weather on Halloween varies greatly year to year, particularly when it comes to temperatures. And recently, it’s featured quite a bit of rain.

    According to the National Weather Service, normal temperatures for the last week of October sit in the mid- to upper-50s with lows in the mid- to upper-30s.

    The average high for Oct. 31 is 56 degrees.

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