Chicagoland digs out as snow drought comes to an end

Chicagoland digs out as snow drought comes to an end.
CHICAGO – A late winter blast of snow had Chicago area residents dusting off their shovels Monday.
The snow snarled the morning commute for many but the area’s snow drought has ended.
The 83-day period from December 19th through March 11th produced a paltry 0.7” of snow in Chicago.
Then the drought came to an end in just three days, with 11 times that amount: 7.7” falling at O’Hare Airport and 9.3” at Midway Airport.
The tallies are more than the 5.6” a full March typically produces.
The snowfall is over for most of the Chicago area, and sunshine returns Wednesday with the exception of Porter County in Indiana, where bursts of lake effect snow is likely to linger through midday.
Totals in excess of a foot were common from Waukegan to Mundelein.
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