1967 Chicago blizzard
|Category 5 "Extreme" (RSI: 18.13)|
Sidewalks filled with snow
|Type||Blizzard with thunderstorms|
|Formed||January 26, 1967|
|Dissipated||January 27, 1967|
|Lowest pressure||997 mb (29.44 inHg)|
|Lowest temperature||15 to 20 °F (−9.44 to −6.67 °C) January 26–27, 1967|
|Tornadoes confirmed||Funnel clouds sighted|
|Maximum snowfall or ice accretion||23 inches (58 cm)|
|Damage||$150 million (1967 dollars); all transportation stopped|
|Areas affected||Northeastern Illinois and Northwestern Indiana|
The Chicago blizzard of 1967 struck northeast Illinois and northwest Indiana on January 26–27, 1967, with a record-setting 23 inches (58 cm) snow fall in Chicago and its suburbs before the storm abated the next morning.
As the blizzard was a surprise during the day with people already at work or school, it stopped the city for a few days as people dug out. "The storm was a full-blown blizzard, with 50 mph-plus northeast wind gusts creating drifts as high as 15 feet."
References[change | change source]
- Skilling, Tom (January 15, 2017). "How many consecutive hours did it snow during the Big Snow of 1967?? Wasn't it mild and stormy before the snow?". WGN TV. Retrieved 25 January 2017.
- Moreno, Nerelda (January 25, 2017). "Looking back on the Blizzard of 1967". Chicago Tribune. Retrieved 25 January 2017.