National Weather Service United States Department of Commerce

Western Heat Wave Continues; Severe Weather in the Midwest; Tropical Disturbance in the Gulf of Mexico

The persistent and extreme heat wave being felt across the western U.S. is set to continue and even expand into the Central U.S. Severe weather and flash flooding are possible over the Midwest. A tropical depression will likely form over the western Gulf of Mexico in the next two days. Heavy rain could begin to impact portions of the northern Gulf Coast Friday. Read More >

Chicago Snowfall Rankings
Nov Dec Jan Feb Mar Apr Seasonal

 

 

CHICAGO
MONTHLY SNOWFALL AMOUNTS
JANUARY

 Normal 11.3 inches

***Smallest to Largest Official Chicago Snowfall Data from 1885 - 2021***

 

0.2 1928   6.0 1889   12.8 1971
0.3 1900   6.0 1935   12.9 1957
0.3 1934   6.1 1913   13.1 1897
0.4 1989   6.2 1902   13.1 1995
0.5 1949   6.2 1951   13.2 1908
0.6 2017   6.2 1980   13.6 2000
0.8 1973   6.3 1938   13.9 2015
0.9 1933   6.3 1961   14.1 1930
1.2 1956   6.3 2016   14.2 1994
1.5 2001   6.5 1894   14.6 2004
1.8 1919   6.5 1915   14.8 1914
1.9 1932   6.5 1955   14.9 1910
1.9 1954   6.8 1925   15.2 1893
2.0 1896   6.8 1969   15.2 1993
2.0 1922   6.9 1986   15.3 1892
2.0 1981   7.1 1912   15.4 1895
2.1 1931   7.2 1975   15.5 1970
2.2 1911   7.4 1947   15.5 2002
2.4 1937   7.8 2020   15.6 1976
2.5 1964   8.3 1952   15.9 1898
2.6 1899   8.5 1905   17.0 1997
2.6 2013   8.6 1909   17.2 1929
2.7 1890   8.6 1940   17.2 1984
2.7 1916   9.1 1966   17.3 1987
2.9 1906   9.1 2010   17.7 1887
3.0 1950   9.2 1901   18.2 2019
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   21.9 2021
4.6 1942   11.1 2011   24.7 1939
4.6 2018   11.6 1936   26.7 1886
5.0 1903   11.7 1972   27.8 2005
5.0 1983   11.9 1888   28.9 1967
5.1 1953   12.0 1920   29.6 1999
5.4 1988   12.2 1927   32.3 1978
5.5 2006   12.2 2012   33.7 2014
5.6 1992   12.7 1968   40.4 1979
5.7 1924   12.7 2008   42.5 1918
5.9 1996   12.8 1945