CHICAGO EKES OUT ITS FIRST “WHITE CHRISTMAS” SINCE 2017

White Christmas—at least 1” of snow on the ground on December 25

White Christmas head-scratcher

  • Chicago’s snowiest winter—1978-79 (89.7”)
  • Chicago’s least snowy winter—1920-21 (9.8”)
  • Both just qualified with 1” snow cover on Dec. 25

“CLIPPER” SYSTEM TO BRING SNOW CHRISTMAS NIGHT INTO MONDAY

Heaviest south and west of Chicago

An inch or less in the Chicago area, but cold pavements could make for slippery travel


CLOUDS TO RETURN AFTER A SUNNY WEEKEND

Percentage of possible sunshine

  • Saturday: 82%
  • Sunday: 100%

With extensive cloud cover expected in December’s closing days, this December could be one of the cloudiest


CHRISTMAS CHILL GRIPS THE SOUTHEAST

High temperatures for December 25, 2022

Some afternoon high temperatures


CHRISTMAS 2022

Chicago’s coldest in more than a quarter of a century


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