The 4.8 inches of snow for the day at O’Hare broke the previous record snowfall for Feb. 26 in Chicago, a record set in 1935.
From the start of the snow event late Tuesday morning through daybreak Wednesday, a total of 5.4 inches were measured at Chicago O’Hare International Airport. This snowfall total makes the event the largest snowfall of the season for Chicago thus far, making up 28% of the 2012-2013 winter snowfall total.
The current February total stands at 15.5 inches of snow as of 6 am Wednesday, making this February tied for the 18th snowiest February on record in Chicago.
Fresh snow covers Anish Kapoor’s sculpture “Cloud Gate” and gives it the appearance of a cracked egg as a lone pedestrian walks around the stainless steel attraction in Chicago’s Millennium Park, as a winter storm of rain and snow begins Tuesday, Feb. 26, 2013. (AP Photo/Charles Rex Arbogast)
AccuWeather-Tuesday’s Record-Breaking Snow in Chicago.