The remnants of Sunday's 1.8-inch snowfall, Nov. 27, 2023. (Patty Wetli / WTTW News)

Dec. 7 is the average date for the city to record its first 1-inch snowfall, according to the National Weather Service. 

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Groups advocating improvements to Chicago’s walking, biking and transit infrastructure believe the city has an obligation to ensure people with disabilities and other vulnerable residents can get around safely during snowstorms.

Snow-covered cars, April 17, 2023. (Patty Wetli / WTTW News)

In true springtime-in-Chicago fashion, last week’s record-setting summer-like temperatures gave way to a return on winter Monday, as people woke up to snow-covered cars and below-freezing wind chills.

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The proposal would launch the pilot program in dense neighborhoods and those pockmarked by vacant lots.

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Chicago will dodge the worst of a storm system whose track has stymied meteorologists as it's approached the region.

A Chicago snowplow is pictured in a file photo. (WTTW News)

Chicago has announced the winners in its “name that snowplow” contest. Did your favorite make the cut?

WTTW News explains the science behind lake effect snow. (Hint: We’re lucky to be on this side of Lake Michigan.)

Snow falls in the North Park neighborhood on Jan. 25, 2023. (Dan Lambert / WTTW News)

Lingering lake effect snow could make the evening rush hour an equal exercise in patience, according to the National Weather Service.

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The National Weather Service is trackiThe National Weather Service is tracking a storm set to hit late Tuesday, with peak snowfall during Wednesday morning’s commute. The greatest snow totals are expected east of I-55 and south of a storm set to hit late Tuesday, with peak snowfall during Wednesday morning's commute. The greatest snow totals are expected east of I-55 and south of I-80.

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The Department of Streets and Sanitation has announced the 50 finalists in the contest. Voting is open to Chicago residents through Jan. 31.

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The snow total from Thursday was a mere 1.3 inches at O'Hare (though northwest Indiana and lower Michigan have been hammered with lake effect), but the real danger of this system was always the wind and cold, meteorologists said.

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Unless you live in a year-round warm climate and plan to stay there, it’s important to know how winter storms behave, how to avoid and prepare for them, and heaven forbid, what to do in the worst-case scenario.

High winds and low visibility, not massive snow totals, are hallmarks of blizzards. (Hans / Pixabay)

Let’s talk ‘bomb cyclone’ while we’re at it.

What will be the hallmark of the impending Christmas blizzard of 2022? Probably not a lot of snow, but that’s not what blizzards are about anyway.

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Chicago has launched a contest to name six of its snowplows — one for each snow district — and the competition promises to be fierce.

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Starting Dec. 1, Chicago’s overnight parking ban takes effect on 107 miles of streets, snow or no snow, from 3-7 a.m. daily through April 1.

The first snow of 2022 followed record high temps. (Patty Wetli / WTTW News)

A winter weather advisory went into effect Tuesday morning for much of the Chicago region, a far cry from last week's balmy 70-degree temperatures.