It has been 289 days since there has been a measurable snowfall in Chicago, Ill., setting a new record. The snow drought will continue into the middle of the week but should be broken Thursday.
In addition to longest stretch without measurable snowfall, Chicago has now broken the record for latest date of measurable snowfall in a season. The previous record was December 16, 1965
On Monday, December 10, it had been 281 days without measurable snow. The lack of snow broke a record of 280 days that was set in 1994.
A search on Twitter turned up comments from Chicago residents expressing frustration with the lack of snow, as reflected in this December 15 tweet by Michele, "Let it snow, let it snow, let it rain? No Chicago, No."
Still others are not missing the snow at all, "Ohhh Yay, GoodMorning Dt Chicago (: , No Snow = Happy Jazz," tweeted ThugMonroe99 on December 10.
Whether you are hoping for snow to bring a white Christmas or love the lack of it, Thursday could bring some snow to the area.
"Chicago has a good chance at breaking its snow drought on Thursday. While the upcoming midweek storm should start as rain in Chicago with the heaviest snow aiming for communities to the north, enough cold air should arrive on Thursday to change that rain into accumulating snow," said AccuWeather.com Senior Meteorologist Kristina Pydynowski.
The thumbnail photograph of traffic traveling northbound on I-94 in January of 2012 is courtesy of AP
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A cold and blustery weekend is ahead across the United Kingdom as some areas can expect to get wintry showers.
Following record warmth with light winds from this past week, temperatures are forecast to throttle back, but Santa Ana winds are likely to kick up on a couple of occasions during the last week of November.
Christmas tree-related fires are rare, but according to the National Fire Protection Association, they are much more likely to be deadly than most other fires.
A storm brought hazardous weather on Thursday, but improvement is expected for search and rescue efforts from Friday into this weekend.
Strong winds led to injuries in Manhattan this week after scaffolding went flying, while a tornado damaged hundreds of homes in Indonesia.
After a brief reprieve from the storm onslaught, a batch of rain, wind and snow will sweep through the Pacific Northwest and California late this weekend.
While several crucial matchups are scheduled for this weekend, including the game between the New Orleans Saints and Los Angeles Rams in Los Angeles, the weather should not interfere with many of the games.
A change in the weather pattern will result in downpours returning to Sri Lanka and parts of southern India as early as Saturday and continuing for much of next week.