Snow is On Its Way to Chicago

January 11, 2012

Have you enjoyed one of Chicago’s most mild winters on record? Hope so, because it’s about to end.

Chicago has recorded 1.9 inches of snow so far this season. Had we seen no more accumulation by January 16, we would have been experiencing the winter with the lowest snowfall to date on record.

cars stuck on lsd during the blizzard of 2011

No matter how much snow Chicago gets this winter, let's hope we don't see a repeat of the Lake Shore Drive fiasco from the Blizzard of 2011.

But it is not to be. The National Weather Service has issued a winter storm watch for our area from Thursday morning through Friday morning, and according to the experts, there is a 100 percent chance of snow, with three to five inches expected.

Are you and your Chicago real estate ready? There’s a new resource to help.

The City of Chicago has launched a snow-related website filled with winter resources for Chicago residents.

Chicago Shovels lets you connect with neighbors, track snow plows in real time and even adopt a sidewalk for you to shovel.

The website also focuses on winter-oriented smart phone applications, including one that highlights city streets enforcing overnight parking bans and another that will help motorists find their towed cars.

“ChicagoShovels.org is an important resource that not only informs Chicagoans about how they can help their neighbors, [the website] allows them to see the City’s snow program in action during severe weather,” said Mayor Rahm Emanuel.

Check out ChicagoShovels.org now and get ready for some snow!

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