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    Tuesday's Record-Breaking Snow in Chicago

    By By Grace Muller, AccuWeather staff writer
    March 12, 2013, 9:44:34 AM EDT

    The 4.8 inches of snow for the day at O'Hare broke the previous record snowfall for Feb. 26 in Chicago, a record set in 1935.

    From the start of the snow event late Tuesday morning through daybreak Wednesday, a total of 5.4 inches were measured at Chicago O'Hare International Airport. This snowfall total makes the event the largest snowfall of the season for Chicago thus far, making up 28% of the 2012-2013 winter snowfall total.

    The current February total stands at 15.5 inches of snow as of 6 am Wednesday, making this February tied for the 18th snowiest February on record in Chicago.


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