Chicago Weather: How Late Does Chicago Area Normally See Snow? - NBC Chicago

Chicago Weather: How Late Does Chicago Area Normally See Snow?

A record could be broken this weekend

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    Chicago Weather: Weekend Snow

    Pete Sack has the latest forecast update for the Chicago area. 

    (Published Friday, April 26, 2019)

    Chicagoans aren't strangers to spring snow, but just how late in the season is normal? 

    Not this. 

    The latest Chicago has seen at least 2 inches of snow was April 26, 1910. That record could be broken Saturday. 

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    We're days away from May, but the Chicago area could see snow this weekend. How much? Meteorologist Joey Miller breaks it down.

    (Published Thursday, April 25, 2019)

    Portions of the area are expected to see measurable snow late Saturday afternoon and evening, with some model predicting as high as 5.5 inches at O'Hare Airport. 

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    The lowest projection as of Friday was 1.9 inches. 

    NBC 5 Storm Team Meteorologist Pete Sack called it a "very, very strange snow system." 

    Chicago Weather: A Look at Snow Totals for Weekend StormChicago Weather: A Look at Snow Totals for Weekend Storm

    Typically, the area doesn't see over an inch of snow after March 17, according to the National Weather Service. 

    The latest the area has seen at least 0.1 inches of snow was May 11, 1966. 

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    Check back for the latest snow total projections and track this developing system here.

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