For those unaware, climate change and global warming are not just about heat waves and extended periods of drought.Quite the contrary: said phenomena are all about extreme weather manifestations, which is why some people now dare argue that Chicago's setting a new snowless record must also be linked to global shifts in terms of weather conditions.
More so since the US National Climatic Data Center also stated that, according to their investigations, the year 2012 was the hottest on record for this country.
To cut a long story short, it looks like this week's Wednesday will witness both Chicago and its surrounding area's having gone as many as 320 days without any snow, sources report.
In all fairness, Chicago did get some flakes, yet their number was not nearly enough for this urban area to avoid breaking said 73-year-old record. Thus, the total snowfall amounted to just 1.3 inches (3.3 centimeters).
Hopefully (though highly unlikely), Chicago's residents will soon get some snow.