CHICAGO — A Winter Weather Advisory has ended, but not before Chicago could set a new snowfall record.
At Chicago’s official observing site at O’Hare International Airport, 0.9-inch of snow was reported, setting a new record for Chicago on Oct. 30. The old record was 0.7-inch of snow set back in 1923.
Through 4 pm, Chicago's had 1.2" of snow today. This breaks a nearly 100 year old daily snowfall record for Oct 30th, which was 0.7" set in 1923! This is also the earliest 1"+ calendar day snowfall since Oct 20, 1989 & only the 10th 1"+ calendar day snow this early in season.
— NWS Chicago (@NWSChicago) October 30, 2019
Wednesday morning snowfall created a slick and slow commute across the Chicago area.
A number of accidents were reported, and the Illinois Department of Transportation said it sent out a quarter of its trucks from each of its 23 yards to salt the area.
SLICK CONDITIONS: State trooper fishtails early this morning on SB I-294 near I-55. pic.twitter.com/V2enODhGIs
— Sarah Jindra (@SarahJindra) October 30, 2019
Additionally, because of falling branches on power lines, thousands of outages were reported, mainly in DuPage and Cook Counties.
— Nancy Loo (@NancyLoo) October 30, 2019
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