As of just before 8am CST this morning, the temperature at Chicago's O'Hare Airport fell to -1 degree F. It had been 711 days since the temperature had fallen below zero in Chicago.
While the "heat wave" has ended, another winter related streak continues, and that's the lack of at least 1 inch of snow in the city, currently at 330 days.
A storm system will affect the region on Thursday night and at least early Friday, but computer models continue to suggest that the best chance of accumulating snow will be both to the North and South of the city. The imag below is from the GFS model, valid at 6am CST on Friday morning, which suggests about 0.50 to 1.0 inch of snow for the Chicago area:
This one will be a nail biter for weather trivia buffs, so stay tuned!
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