The past several winters in Chicago have been unusually snowy. In fact, the seasonal snowfall total for each of the past three winters has surpassed 50.0 inches at Chicago's O'Hare International Airport.
This run of exceptionally niveous winters matched the winters of 1976-1977, 1977-1978 and 1978-1979 for the most years in a row with snowfall totals topping 50.0 inches in Chicago.
On Sunday a weak system slipping through the Midwest deposited 2.6 inches of snow in Chicago. With a seasonal snowfall total for the winter of 2011-2011 now 50.1 inches, this marks the first time in Chicago weather history that there have been four consecutive winters with 50.0 inches or greater of snow.
In an average winter, this location typically sees total snowfall accumulations around 38.0 inches.
The intense blizzard that brought Chicago to a standstill earlier this month proved to be a major contributor to breaking this record. That snowstorm buried the city with 20.2 inches of snow.
Typhoon Kalmaegi is taking aim on southern China and northern Vietnam with life-threatening flooding and damaging winds
A raging wildfire, which erupted Monday afternoon, has damaged or destroyed at least 100 structures and has forced the evacuation of hundreds of residents in Northern California, near Weed.
Tropical moisture from the approaching Odile will deliver another round of heavy rain and flooding downpours to the interior Southwest by the middle of this week.
Residents and tourists capture footage of the crashing waves and flooding along the coast as Odile whips Baja California Sur.
The remnants of Odile have the potential to bring heavy rain and flooding to parts of the Plains and Midwest late this week after hitting the Southwest.
Edouard has become the fourth hurricane of the 2014 Atlantic season and additional strengthening is possible.
Hurricane Hugo had sustained winds of 160 mph east of San Juan, P.R.
York, PA (2000)
Six cars were stranded in high water after flooding rain moved through the region.
Charleston, SC (1752)
The Great Hurricane - tide within 12 inches of covering entire town -- water fell 5 feet in 10 minutes with shift of wind -- graphic account published in "SC Gazette" not since equalled.