Chicago’s Had Almost Two more Feet Of Snow Than Anchorage This Year and That’s Obscene

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An average winter in Chicago typically includes just more than 26 inches of snow. But this has been no average winter in the Windy City.

The latest snowstorm on Monday — which came complete with some thundersnow — brought another 5 inches of snow and officially made the 2013-2014 winter Chicago’s fifth snowiest season on record, the Chicago Sun-Times reports.

The snowiest winter in Chicago since 1884 was the winter of 1978-1979, when the AP notes 89.7 inches of snow fell.

The 67.9 inches of snow that have fallen this winter in Chicago are not only impressive by the city’s standards, but also stack up favorably compared to other traditionally snow-covered cities.

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