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Interactive graphic: Chicago’s wet, cold and snowy numbers
With warmer temperatures on the horizon, we’re getting rid of one problem and acquiring new ones.
Those snow piles, which continued to grow for the last two months, will start to melt with temperatures expected to hit the 40s and 50s. While Mitch Dudek takes a look at the problems this can cause, we might as well take a look back at how we got to this point. It’s been brutal, to say the least.
The weather has been so bad, Chicago is already $4.5 million over it’s snow removal budget.
Virtually any weather-related number this winter yields an unwanted ranking.
Here’s an in-depth look at the brutally cold numbers:
*Through Feb. 12
How bad has the cold weather been? Well, we might as well be living in Minnesota, when comparing average temperatures this winter.
The weather has been quite frigid, even resulting in Chicago being called Chiberia. But in reality, it could be worse. So put on an extra layer or two and quit complaining.
Here’s a look at snowfall totals through Feb. 11. Up to this point last year, we only saw 10.7 inches of snow.
How did we get to this point with all the snow? You can thank one of the most brutal 50-day stretches Chicago has ever seen.