National Weather Service United States Department of Commerce
Chicago Snowfall Rankings
Nov Dec Jan Feb Mar Apr Seasonal

 

 

CHICAGO
MONTHLY SNOWFALL AMOUNTS
DECEMBER

 Normal 8.2 inches

***Smallest to Largest Official Chicago Snowfall Data from 1885 - 2017***

 

T 1889   4.4 1920   9.1 1942
T 1912   4.5 2015   9.2 1910
T 2014   4.9 1981   9.2 1915
0.1 1943   5.0 1952   9.7 1980
0.3 1906   5.0 1988   9.8 1886
0.3 1971   5.2 1985   9.9 1887
0.4 1986   5.3 1902   9.9 1995
0.5 1939   5.3 1949   10.0 1927
0.6 2004   5.3 2017   10.1 1894
0.8 1936   5.4 1953   10.3 1972
0.9 2012   5.4 1989   10.4 1959
1.0 1998   5.5 1891   10.4 2005
1.2 1993   5.5 1926   11.1 1945
1.3 1896   5.6 1931   11.7 1975
1.5 2003   5.7 1992   11.9 1968
1.6 1923   5.8 1965   12.1 1893
1.6 2001   5.8 2006   12.8 1907
1.7 1941   6.0 1957   13.2 1958
1.7 2011   6.1 1947   13.3 1964
2.1 1892   6.1 1996   14.0 1960
2.1 1955   6.2 1897   14.2 2013
2.1 1982   6.2 1925   14.4 1976
2.4 1922   6.6 1984   14.6 1885
2.7 1898   6.7 1904   15.8 1944
2.7 1908   6.7 1966   16.2 2010
2.7 1913   6.8 1948   16.3 1974
2.7 1967   7.0 1994   16.5 1983
2.8 1905   7.1 1890   16.6 1961
3.2 1888   7.1 1916   17.6 2007
3.2 1930   7.1 1933   17.7 2016
3.2 1990   7.1 1997   18.6 1903
3.3 1924   7.3 1932   18.7 1987
3.4 1895   7.6 1991   19.1 1909
3.4 1937   7.8 1911   19.2 1977
3.5 1899   7.9 1963   20.2 1929
3.5 1938   8.0 2002   20.2 1969
3.5 1999   8.2 1919   20.8 2009
3.6 1900   8.2 1935   33.3 1951
3.6 1928   8.2 1954   21.9 2008
3.6 1979   8.3 1946   26.0 1973
4.1 1940   8.4 1914   27.1 1950
4.2 1901   8.5 1956   27.4 1934
4.2 1921   8.8 1884   30.9 2000
4.2 1970   8.8 1918   31.4 1978
4.3 1962   9.0 1917   33.3 1951