National Weather Service United States Department of Commerce

Chicago Seasonal Temperature, Precipitation, and Snow Rankings

Temperature: Spring Summer Fall Winter
Precipitation: Spring Summer Fall Winter
Snow: Spring   Fall Winter

CHICAGO WINTER SNOW RANKINGS
WINTER (DECEMBER - FEBRUARY)

Seasonal Mean Snow
Normal 28.1 inches

***Smallest to Greatest Official Chicago Snowfall Data from 1884 - 2020/21***

 

5.7 1930 - 1931   20.3 1967 - 1968   31.5 1893 - 1894
6.3 1936 - 1937   20.5 1988 - 1989   31.7 1886 - 1887
7.1 1921 - 1922   20.5 1994 - 1995   32.5 1935 - 1936
7.9 1920 - 1921   20.7 1946 - 1947   32.5 1998 - 1999
8.8 1898 - 1899   20.9 1932 - 1933   32.6 1974 - 1975
11.0 1889 - 1890   20.9 1965 - 1966   32.8 1942 - 1943
11.6 1905 - 1906   21.2 1906 - 1907   32.9 1944 - 1945
11.6 1912 - 1913   21.2 1954 - 1955   33.2 1895 - 1896
11.7 1890 - 1891   21.4 1908 - 1909   33.3 1938 - 1939
13.1 1931 - 1932   21.5 1916 - 1917   33.9 1900 - 1901
13.2 1948 - 1949   21.6 1947 - 1948   34.6 2000 - 2001
13.8 2002 - 2003   21.8 1910 - 1911   35.6 1958 - 1959
14.5 1991 - 1992   21.9 1919 - 1920   35.6 1983 - 1984
14.8 1922 - 1923   21.9 1968 - 1969   35.8 1897 - 1898
14.8 1924 - 1925   22.0 1939 - 1940   35.8 1929 - 1930
15.0 1923 - 1924   22.0 1970 - 1971   35.8 1996 - 1997
15.1 1937 - 1938   22.2 1989 - 1990   36.4 1964 - 1965
15.4 1914 - 1915   22.6 2003 - 2004   36.6 1962 - 1963
15.5 1941 - 1942   22.8 1945 - 1946   36.8 1909 - 1910
15.5 1953 - 1954   23.0 1985 - 1986   38.8 1984 - 1985
15.6 1952 - 1953   23.6 1891 - 1892   39.5 1894 - 1895
15.9 1901 - 1902   24.0 1887 - 1888   39.6 1987 - 1988
15.9 1943 - 1944   24.3 1956 - 1957   40.1 1934 - 1935
16.0 1982 - 1983   24.5 1979 - 1980   40.1 1950 - 1951
16.1 1995 - 1996   24.7 1911 - 1912   40.7 2014 - 2015
16.2 1957 - 1958   24.9 1949 - 1950   41.6 1993 - 1994
16.3 2015 - 2016   25.0 1913 - 1914   42.7 1976 - 1977
16.5 1955 - 1956   26.0 1940 - 1941   43.0 1903 - 1904
16.7 1933 - 1934   26.4 1899 - 1900   43.6 1951 - 1952
16.8 1963 - 1964   26.7 1971 - 1972   44.7 1969 - 1970
17.1 1888 - 1889   27.4 1960 - 1961   45.8 1907 - 1908
17.3 1918 - 1919   27.6 1980 - 1981   46.3 2020 - 2021
17.6 1990 - 1991   28.6 2018 - 2019   47.3 1885 - 1886
17.7 1986 - 1987   28.7 1999 - 2000   47.9 2008 - 2009
18.1 1997 - 1998   28.9 1992 - 1993   48.0 1884 - 1885
18.3 2016 - 2017   29.0 1896 - 1897   50.0 1961 - 1962
18.4 2005 - 2006   29.1 1892 - 1893   52.1 2007 - 2008
18.6 2019 - 2020   29.3 1904 - 1905   52.4 2009 - 2010
18.7 1927 - 1928   29.4 1928 - 1929   54.2 1973 - 1974
18.9 2001 - 2002   29.6 2006 - 2007   56.3 2010 - 2011
19.0 1926 - 1927   29.8 1902 - 1903   58.1 1966 - 1967
19.1 1925 - 1926   30.2 2017 - 2018   59.9 1917 - 1918
19.5 2011 - 2012   30.3 1959 - 1960   67.4 2013 - 2014
19.6 2012 - 2013   30.3 1975 - 1976   71.2 1977 - 1978
19.9 1915 - 1916   30.8 1981 - 1982   80.6 1978 - 1979
20.0 1972 - 1973   31.1 2004 - 2005