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

 

 

CHICAGO
MONTHLY SNOWFALL AMOUNTS
JANUARY

 Normal 10.8 inches

***Smallest to Largest Official Chicago Snowfall Data from 1885 - 2018***

 

0.2 1928   5.9 1996   12.8 1945
0.3 1900   6.0 1889   12.8 1971
0.3 1934   6.0 1935   12.9 1957
0.4 1989   6.1 1913   13.1 1897
0.5 1949   6.2 1902   13.1 1995
0.6 2017   6.2 1951   13.2 1908
0.8 1973   6.2 1980   13.6 2000
0.9 1933   6.3 1938   13.9 2015
1.2 1956   6.3 1961   14.1 1930
1.5 2001   6.3 2016   14.2 1994
1.8 1919   6.5 1894   14.6 2004
1.9 1932   6.5 1915   14.8 1914
1.9 1954   6.5 1955   14.9 1910
2.0 1896   6.8 1925   15.2 1893
2.0 1922   6.8 1969   15.2 1993
2.0 1981   6.9 1986   15.3 1892
2.1 1931   7.1 1912   15.4 1895
2.2 1911   7.2 1975   15.5 1970
2.4 1937   7.4 1947   15.5 2002
2.5 1964   8.3 1952   15.6 1976
2.6 1899   8.5 1905   15.9 1898
2.6 2013   8.6 1909   17.0 1997
2.7 1890   8.6 1940   17.2 1929
2.7 1916   9.1 1966   17.2 1984
2.9 1906   9.1 2010   17.3 1987
3.0 1950   9.2 1901   17.7 1887
3.2 1921   9.2 1958   18.4 1959
3.2 1990   9.9 1917   18.9 1985
3.3 1944   9.9 1948   19.9 1977
3.5 1891   10.0 1965   20.1 1962
3.5 1960   10.1 1974   20.2 1885
3.5 2007   10.7 1941   20.8 1943
3.9 1926   10.9 1907   21.1 1963
3.9 1946   11.0 1904   21.1 1982
4.3 2003   11.0 1998   21.5 2009
4.4 1923   11.1 1991   24.7 1939
4.6 1942   11.1 2011   26.7 1886
4.6 2018   11.6 1936   27.8 2005
5.0 1903   11.7 1972   28.9 1967
5.0 1983   11.9 1888   29.6 1999
5.1 1953   12.0 1920   32.3 1978
5.4 1988   12.2 1927   33.7 2014
5.5 2006   12.2 2012   40.4 1979
5.6 1992   12.7 1968   42.5 1918
5.7 1924   12.7 2008