Tuesday, April 19, 2011

Chicago turns white as 101-year record falls IN APRIL - 19th Apr 2011

If it was the first day of April then you’d be forgiven for thinking this is a fake picture.

But snow really did come down in Chicago this morning and the 0.6in fall recorded at O’Hare International Airport broke a 101-year-record for the day of 0.4in.

More snow fell in other parts of Illinois and northern areas were covered by about one to two inches - with around 2.3in recorded in Hebron, McHenry County.

The 0.6in recorded in Chicago broke the April 18 record from 1910 and moderate to heavy snow is expected to continue on Monday across Illinois’s northern parts.

Today’s high temperature is a chilly 40F and it will not get any hotter than 50F in the city until Friday, with thunderstorms and hail forecast for Tuesday.

Areas further south towards Indiana are more likely to see severe storms.

It follows the 241 tornadoes that took the lives of 45 Americans over the last week and cut a path of destruction through 14 states in the most violent storm on record. Read More