Chicago Gets 19.3 Inches of Snow and Detroit Gets 16.7 Inches

Posted on February 2, 2015

The Chicago blizzard this weekend dumped 19.3 inches of snow. This made it the city's 5th biggest snowstorm in history. The largest in the city's history was January 26-27 when it received 23 inches. If the city receives a little more snow today it could push the total into the fourth position.



The storm also disrupted flights at Chicago's two airports where over 1,500 flights were canceled. Detroit was dumped on as well. It received 16.7 inches for its third biggest storm. It was also the most to fall in Detroit in forty years.

This video from the Chicago Sun-Times shows snow falling in the city early on Sunday morning.



The snow is now moving into New England where Boston and Portland could pick up at least six inches. New York City could end up with a decent icing from the event as freezing rain and sleet fall instead of snow.


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