Chicago experienced snowiest October, inclement weather conditions likely for Great Lakes

Published on : Friday, November 1, 2019

Chicago has experienced snowiest October this year. Ninety-six years old snowfall record has been smashed in Chicago, say the weather experts.


The storm that caused heavy snowfall and cold in the Rockies earlier, unleashed heavy snow, fierce winds and spine-chilling cold in the central United States on Thursday and Chicago was the worst hit.


The O’Hare International Airport received 3.4 inches of snow. The National Weather Service later twitted that this shattered the daily record of snowfall for October 31 of 0.1 inches set in 2014.



Thursday was also marked by strong winds and 8 to 12-foot waves along the Lake Michigan shoreline in Cook County.



Weather experts have said that it was the snowiest Halloween in Chicago’s history.



Many parts of Iowa was buried by 4 to 7 inches of snowfall and left roads in the central and eastern parts of the state snow-laden.



The Des Moines Airport also received 1-inch snowfall. For the first time, two inches snowfall accumulations of more than 1 inch in October have been found over here.



Over 7 inches of snow was found piled up in southern Wisconsin.



Meanwhile, more than 200 flights were cancelled at Chicago’s O’Hare and Midway airports due to snowy weather on Thursday morning.



As per weather experts, though snowfall is not expected harsh wind chills are supposed to stay in some parts of the US for several more days.



November is supposed to start out cold. Weekends are expected to stay in the middle to upper 30’s for highs, and upper 20’s for lows. The weather conditions in November will be more like in early December.



Friday morning is supposed to be the worst of this week’s cold as wind chills are expected to be in the low teens. Temperature is likely to improve to the middle ’30s by the afternoon. A mostly cloudy sky is likely to be in place for much of Friday and the weekend.



A burst of light snow and or flurries have also been predicted on Friday afternoon. The flurries are supposed to be out by midnight, with dry weather conditions prevailing after that. A brief rain or snow mix may happen in northern Illinois on Sunday.





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