- Associated Press - Monday, February 2, 2015

CHICAGO (AP) - Chicago’s weekend blizzard was one for the record books.

The National Weather Service says that the 19.3 inches of snow was the fifth highest snowfall total since records started being kept in the late 1800s.

The Super Bowl Sunday storm’s accumulation beat the previous fifth-largest blizzard of March 1930 by a tenth of an inch.

The city’s biggest blizzard happened in 1967 when 23 inches of snow fell on Jan. 26 to 27. The second-biggest blizzard happened in 1999 when 21.6 inches fell. The third-largest storm was in February 2011, when the weather service recorded 21.2 inches of snow and the fourth-biggest storm was in January 1979 when there was 20.3 inches of snow.


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