Friday, October 13, 2006

Winter Rolls in Early


Snowfall Sets Record As December Comes Early

Earliest Measurable Snowfall Joins Sub-Freezing Temperatures

(CBS) CHICAGO The calendar said October, but it felt and looked more like December. Chicago picked up its first official snow of the season Thursday, setting a record for the earliest measurable snowfall.

A total of 0.3 inches of snow fell at O'Hare International Airport this morning, breaking a record set in 1972. While average date for the first trace of snow is Oct. 30, the first measurable snowfall usually does not come until mid-November.

CBS 2's Kristyn Hartman and Katie McCall contributed to this report.

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