Thanks to last spring's early arrival and a snowless December thus far, the Chicago area has broken the record for the most days without a measurable snowfall, The Chicago Tribune is reporting.
The Chicago area has not had snow for 281 days as of Tuesday, which breaks the record set in 1994, according to the National Weather Service.
The latest date for recorded measurable snowfall was Dec. 16, 1965, so we're likely to break another record. We're not going to see snow anytime soon. In fact, we're in for a warmup this week, with highs in the mid- to upper-40s Thursday, Friday and Saturday, according to the NWS.
For those with faith in a long-range forecast, our next chance of snow is Tuesday, Dec. 18, but even that is predicted at only a 30 percent chance.
Last year, the area received less than 20 inches of snow; the yearly average as measured at O'Hare Airport is nearly 37 inches.