Last autumn you wrote that substantial early-season snows frequently were followed by below normal seasonal snow totals. What were the ends of those snow seasons like?
Following the city’s snowy 2019 Halloween, an in-house study determined that Chicago’s five snowiest Octobers were all followed by below-normal snow seasons. This October’s 4.6 inches of snow, was the city’s second snowiest, runner-up to 6.3 inches in October 1989. Spring snowfall was minor in all five of those snow seasons with the March-April snow totals- 1990 1.4 inches, 1968 2.5 inches, 1953-4.8 inches, 1907 4.0 inches, and 1958 5.5 inches. In only three of those five seasons, did the city even record a four-inch plus snowfall in February- the 1990 9.7-inch Valentine’s (Feb. 14-15) snowstorm, 5.4 inches on February 16, 1953, and 7.0 inches on February 5, 1907.