For first time, Chicago gets no measurable snow in January or February

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CHICAGO, IL - FEBRUARY 01: A man walks down a snow-covered street on February 1, 2015 in Chicago, Illinois. (Photo by Scott Olson/Getty Images)

DOWNTOWN — There’s been a historic amount of snow in Chicago the last few months: none.

There was no measurable amount of snow on the ground in January and so far in February, said Amy Seeley, a meteorologist with the National Weather Service, and we’re not expected to get any before the end of this month. That’s the first time that’s happened in Chicago in recorded history.

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Snow depth is measured at 6 a.m. daily at O’Hare. Anything less than a half-inch is considered a “trace” or “unmeasurable,” Seeley said, which means even when the city had a bit of snow (like it did this weekend) it doesn’t necessarily count.

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