National Weather Service United States Department of Commerce

Wet Travel Conditions for the East; Snow and Wind for the Pacific Northwest and Rockies

A storm lifting northward toward the Great Lakes will bring periods of rain and gusty winds for the eastern third of the country today. For the Pacific Northwest and northern Rockies, accumulating snow and strong winds will make for hazardous traveling conditions through tonight. A stronger storm is forecast early in the week with the threat of severe thunderstorms for the Mississippi Valley. 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 - 2022***

 

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   13.9 2022
1.2 1956   6.3 2016   14.1 1930
1.5 2001   6.5 1894   14.2 1994
1.8 1919   6.5 1915   14.6 2004
1.9 1932   6.5 1955   14.8 1914
1.9 1954   6.8 1925   14.9 1910
2.0 1896   6.8 1969   15.2 1893
2.0 1922   6.9 1986   15.2 1993
2.0 1981   7.1 1912   15.3 1892
2.1 1931   7.2 1975   15.4 1895
2.2 1911   7.4 1947   15.5 1970
2.4 1937   7.8 2020   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   18.2 2019
3.2 1990   9.9 1917   18.4 1959
3.3 1944   9.9 1948   18.9 1985
3.5 1891   10.0 1965   19.9 1977
3.5 1960   10.1 1974   20.1 1962
3.5 2007   10.7 1941   20.2 1885
3.9 1926   10.9 1907   20.8 1943
3.9 1946   11.0 1904   21.1 1963
4.3 2003   11.0 1998   21.1 1982
4.4 1923   11.1 1991   21.5 2009
4.6 1942   11.1 2011   21.9 2021
4.6 2018   11.6 1936   24.7 1939
5.0 1903   11.7 1972   26.7 1886
5.0 1983   11.9 1888   27.8 2005
5.1 1953   12.0 1920   28.9 1967
5.4 1988   12.2 1927   29.6 1999
5.5 2006   12.2 2012   32.3 1978
5.6 1992   12.7 1968   33.7 2014
5.7 1924   12.7 2008   40.4 1979
5.9 1996   12.8 1945   42.5 1918