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Chicago’s longest string of late October 70s in nearly 3 decades
Posted 11:22 PM, October 17, 2017, by
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41” makes this Chicago’s snowiest season of past 5; another 1-3” late Tuesday night into Wed morning; rain and 40s with next system Saturday—Feb’s final days & March ‘19’s open next week may find Chicago in frigid late-season arctic air
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