A month’s worth of snow in many cities in just one day.
From multiple pileups that closed roads in Ohio, to hundreds of flight cancellations at Chicago’s O’Hare International Airport, Veterans Day 2019 will go down as the snowiest in history for several cities, says senior meteorologist
Major metropolitan areas like Chicago and Detroit, as well as many smaller cities, got a month’s worth of snow in just one day, obliterating previous records for Nov. 11.
|City||New Record (Inches)||Old Record||Average November
|Buffalo, NY||8.7||5.3 in 1942||7.9|
|Flint, MI||8.6||1.0 in 1984||2.5|
|Detroit, MI||8.5||4.1 in 1984||1.5|
|Rochester, NY||8.2||5.2 in 1991||7.3|
|Lansing, MI||5.6||2.8 in 1933||3.4|
|Rockford, IL||3.6||1.6 in 1995||1.7|
|Chicago, IL||3.4||1.9 in 1995||1.2|
|Milwaukee, WI||3.4||2.3 in 1959||2.4|
Also record cold
On the very next day, Nov. 12, all of the cities listed above, except Lansing, set or tied record low temperatures for the date. The coldest was 3F (-16C) in Rockford, shattering the old record of 7 F set in 1986. Both Buffalo and Rochester set new records of 16F (-8.9C).