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What the Weather Shows Over 150 Years About White Christmas – Chicago Tribune


Good afternoon, Chicago.

How brutally low temperatures settled over Chicago today, most residents huddled in the safety of their homes or workplaces. But for those without shelter, they have no choice but to brave the weather.

National Weather Service meteorologist Kevin Doom said there is a chance of flurries on Friday and light snow in the evening. He warned that winds of 35 to 45 mph would blow snow on the ground, causing visibility problems. Winds could reach 50 mph in the afternoon.

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