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Storm ranks 3rd in Chicago history; 19.5 inches

Posted by wlpo on February 2, 2011

CHICAGO (AP) – The National Weather Service has ranked a winter storm moving across Illinois as the third-largest to hit Chicago since snow records began in 1886.

The blizzard accumulated 19.5 inches of snow at Chicago’s O’Hare International Airport as of 9 a.m. on Wednesday. The weather service ranks that accumulation third behind 23 inches in 1967 and 21.6 inches in 1999.

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