Feb 28, 2017

Where is the snow?

Chicago, IL
Minneapolis, MN
USA
by
Taylor Ward
,
CNN

Across much of the eastern United States, snow-lovers are the only ones complaining. Many other people have enjoyed the spring-like weather of January and February.

During the month of February, nearly 6,000 high temperature records have been set in the United States. Records weren't just falling, some were being shattered by 10 degrees or more. Several spots were even breaking all-time daily high temperature records for the month of February.

Across much of the eastern United States, snow-lovers are the only ones complaining. Many other people have enjoyed the spring-like weather of January and February.

During the month of February, nearly 6,000 high temperature records have been set in the United States. Records weren't just falling, some were being shattered by 10 degrees or more. Several spots were even breaking all-time daily high temperature records for the month of February.

You know what doesn't happen when temperatures are approaching 70? Snow. According to the National Weather Service, Chicago has not had a single day in all of January and February with snow on the ground. This is the first time in 146 years of record-keeping that Chicago has not measured even a dusting of snow in January and February.

The combined "normal" snowfall for January and February in the Windy City is about 20 inches. This year, it has recorded only 0.6 inches during that period.

Chicago isn't the only major city breaking records with a lack of snow. Minneapolis has only 0.3 inches of snow this month, tying a record for the least ever in February.