Chicago is hot right now. Not just because the president of the United States mentions the city every day or because the beloved Cubs won the World Series last fall but — for the first time in 146 years — Chicago is going through a snow drought with not a flake at all in the months of January and February, NBC reports.
It’s especially notable in a city known for its brutal winters. Chicago averages over 40 inches of snow per winter and the city always preps and for months revs up “a fleet” of snow plows and salt trucks to service over “280 snow routes,” according to the city’s website.
So the last two months have thrown Windy City residents for a loop, with temperatures hitting spring-like highs — without a lick of snow.
The last measurable day of snow came on December 25, according to the National Weather Service. And the city hasn’t looked back since. Read more at NBC.