Hey the blizzard of 1979 isn't even in the top three? What gives?In the end, the great Blizzard of 2011 didn’t set a record — but still dumped 20.2 inches on the city, shut down schools, closed businesses and even major shopping malls, knocked out power to hundreds of thousands and left hundreds stranded on Lake Shore Drive.The total snowfall made it the third worst snowstorm on record, behind only blizzards in 1967 — when 23 inches blanketed the city — and 1999 — when 21.6 inches fell.“We are experiencing a storm of historic proportions . . . the likes of which we really haven’t seen in 20 or 30 years,” said Ray Orozco, Mayor Daley’s chief of staff.
Wednesday, February 02, 2011
SUN-TIMES: Blizzard is third-largest storm in Chicago’s history
Well I've never seen a snowstorm do what I have seen today. It shut down my neighborhood you can't even get around on the side streets. I never thought I would see that. Sun-Times: