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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Powerful Hurricane Maria made landfall in Puerto Rico early Wednesday.
Beyond Puerto Rico, Maria will have a direct hit on parts of the Bahamas and Turks and Caicos to end the week.
Beyond the Caribbean, Maria will take a path similar to Jose in the short term, but may still be a concern for part of the eastern United States, Atlantic Canada and Bermuda.
More than a month's worth of rain fell in Mumbai from Tuesday into Wednesday, causing widespread flooding and travel chaos.
A significant improvement in the weather is expected to begin on Thursday.
The cool, wet weather that has plagued much of the United Kingdom this month will continue this week.
Financial and physical tolls on people can be measured, but what about the mental and emotional toll?
Outdoor allergies are dreaded, though often expected in the spring months due to continuously blossoming, pollinated plants. However, many of the symptoms that accompany spring allergies go hand in hand with the cooler, fall months and they aren’t a result of the common cold.