by K. Rodriguez, November 1, 2019 in ClimateChangeDispatch
A storm that made many areas of the Midwest feel more like winter than fall shattered a 96-year-old winter weather record in Chicago.
The historic storm system— which brought snow and cold over the Colorado Rockies this week— made it to the Midwest on Thursday morning, unleashing moderate-to-heavy snowfall in northeastern Kansas, eastern Iowa, Illinois, and southern Wisconsin.
The total accumulation expected in these areas is 3 to 5 inches of snow.
Chicago experienced its earliest snow day of the year where an inch or more of snow fell since October 20, 1989, and smashed its previous record of 0.7 inches at Chicago O’Hare International Airport on Wednesday with a whopping 1.2 inches of snow.…