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Chicago Records Its First Measurable Snow of the Season

10 Nov 2017, 11:38 am

Many people in Chicago woke to the sight snow falling, the first measurable snowfall of the season.

Lake effect over #Chicago/Cook Co. Source: NWS Chicago



Light lake-effect snow has been falling across much of northern Illinois and northern Indiana on Friday, leading to snow-covered, slippery roads and reduced visibility at times. The lake-effect snow is being caused by a massive push of cold air across Great Lakes, include Lake Michigan. Other areas around the Great Lakes have experience lake-effect snow over the past few days, including the Upper Peninsula of Michigan, lower Michigan and northern Ohio.

For Chicago, this snow will likely continue until the wind subsides, which will occur some time Friday afternoon. A dusting to an inch of snow is expect to accumulate, but isolated areas could see a little more of accumulation.

Over the last 30 years Chicago has typically recorded its first measure snow around October 12, according to the Chicago office of the National Weather Service.

Check out the fresh snow on the ground via EarthCam.

For WeatherNation, I am Meteorologist Marcus Walter.

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