It seems that we’ve been getting snow in Chicago every day recently. What is the record for the most consecutive days with measurable snow?
Jeff Z. Lake Bluff
Since winter 2020-21 turned cold and snowy in late January, measurable snow has fallen on nearly 70 percent of the days. That snowy stretch did include a record-tying nine-straight days of measurable snow from February 8-16, which brought the city 15.7 inches of snow. Had measurable snow fallen on February 7 or 17, the city would have established a new record for days of consecutive snowfall. Dating back to the winter of 1884-85. Chicago climatologist Frank Wachowski found three other nine-day periods with measurable snowfall. They were January 29-February 6, 1902(5.0 inches), January 6-14, 2009 (18.0 inches), and February 3-11, 2018 (18.3 inches).