Latest snowfall makes this the 3rd snowiest winter on record

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moresnowThe latest winter storm to dump another round of snow on Chicago has moved this season to the third snowiest on record.

The worst of the snow ended around daybreak Wednesday and the National Weather Service cut its winter storm warning by two hours, expiring at 11 a.m. today instead of 1 p.m.

Some areas got up to another six inches of snow.

The southern suburbs appear to have gotten the worst this round.

At O’Hare Airport, 3.6 inches of snow was recorded overnight, enough to move this season to the third snowiest on record, with a total of 79.1 inches.

In second place is the 1977-78 season with 82.3 inches, first  place is the 1978-79 season with 89.7 inches.

Elsewhere, 4.1 inches was reported in Romeoville, 4 inches in North Aurora, 3.8 inches in St. Charles, 3 inches in Elk Grove Village and 5.2 inches at Midway Airport, according to the Chicago Weather Center.

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  • Esco

    Wait 'till it melts, the folks downstream are gonna be hurtin'. Too bad we can't channel all that water to the desert southwest where it's needed.

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