Thanks to Tom Skilling at WGN and the Trib for publishing this great chart on some more snow stats. This is like gold for you association officers who are trying to budget for snow removal each year. Check out this earlier post on average snowfalls for a typical Chicago Winter.
Update in January, 2010: http://yourwindycityguide.com/?p=1816
Earliest snow fall: October 12, 2006
Average first snow: November 16
Latest: December 16, 1965
So it appears that with our first accumulating snow fall on December 9, we are a bit late. See, you’re saving money already.
I love the bottom chart with averages for cumulative snow totals by certain dates.
5 inches: Average by December 19
10 inches: Average by January 7
15 inches: Average by January 20
20 inches: Average by February 3
25 inches and above: the averages start to drop off as a quarter or more winters don’t even receive that much snow.