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LIL' BUDDY'S BLOG - CHICAGO'S SNOWIEST WINTER IN 2008? Not by a Long Shot!

THE CHICAGO IL REAL ESTATE MARKET, AND OTHER THINGS CHICAGO, FROM THE POINT OF VIEW OF A LITTLE WHITE DOG!

 Buddy at Rest - Fourth of July, 2007

Ok, you warm-weather dogs!   You Floridians.  You Californians.  You Texans, or Carolinans.  You can gloat now, if you'd like!

YES, IT DOES SNOW HERE IN CHICAGO!  Often, quite a lot.  Despite what you've heard, however, we've barely scratched the Top 20 snowiest winters with this season's 50.9 inches of accumulated snowfall.  Even tonight's predicted 1-3", more near the Wisconsin State Line, will drop us in the 17th ranking or so.  And this will be the 35th snowfall of the season here - since way back in 1928, the annual winter average has been 30 snow events each year.

But there is another 6 weeks left to the traditional Chicago snow season, folks, so anything is possible!

The snowiest winter in Chicago - the Winter of 1978-79, when an incredible 89.7 inches of snow fell on the city between November, 1978 and April, 1979.  There were four major snow events in January alone, each with its own 12-inch-plus snowfall!

The previous winter, 1977-78, collected 82.3 inches of snow, during a season that included nearly a whole week in January of temperatures sub-20-degrees BELOW zero.

When was the biggest one-storm snow event in Chicago?  We older City Boomers remember that - it was January 26-27, 1967.  A total of 23.0 inches of heavy, wet snow fell in roughly a 24-hour period then, giving Chicago Public School students, including our Team Leader Dean, several rare Chicago snow days.  (The storm also gave O'Hare Airport several snow days - in fact, all of the grown up humans living in Chicago had about three snow days that January!)

Chicago recorded at 22.5" snowfall on New Years Day, 1999 - but most of that snowfall melted in rare mild early January temperatures within the next 10 days.

Here is a website tracking comparative winter snowfalls during Chicago Winter Seasons dating back to the 1880's.    Also, please check out our Blog Post on our Team Blog Center - BlogChicagoHomes.com - for my further canine insights on Chicago's Snowiest Winters.

Hey, my Four-Pawed Friends - we can take a little snow up here!  You Bulldogs down in Georgia - they would call out the National Guard if it snowed more than an inch or so in your backyard!

If you're ever near the Dean's Team World Headquarters, in a basement on Western Avenue in the Lincoln Square Neighborhood of Chicago - Bark Twice!   The snow muffles mamby-pamby barks!

And, bring a shovel!

YOUR ACE REPORTER ON FOUR PAWS,

BUDDY HOLLY MOSS & DEAN'S TEAM CHICAGO

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