Oh So Close! Chicago's February Snow Record Still Stands : The Two-Way With three days to go, the city needs just another 0.6 inches to break a record that has stood since 1896. Meanwhile, San Francisco may get its first snow since 1976.
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Oh So Close! Chicago's February Snow Record Still Stands

We were all excited yesterday about the news that an overnight storm might mean Chicago would set a new record for February snowfall.

Alas, according to the Chicago Tribune, "only 0.2 additional inches were recorded at O'Hare International Airport, the official recording station."

So the city still needs another 0.6 inches to break the 27.8-inch total accumulated in February 1896.

But there's hope: There are three days left in the month and, says the Tribune, "light snow is likely Saturday with accumulations of 1 to 2 inches."

Meanwhile, it hasn't snowed in San Francisco since 1976. But folks there may actually see some white stuff this weekend.

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Could the Golden Gate Bridge get a frosting this weekend?

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