Frank Wachowski of WGN contributed to this quiz.
1. What is the record low for Chicago?
2. What is the biggest snowfall to date?
A. 23 inches
B. 36 inches
C. 39 inches
3. What year(s) was the snowiest in Chicago?
A. 1945 - the year the Billy Goat put its curse on the Chicago Cubs.
4. What month holds the coldest average temperature?
5. What is the most consecutive days of snowfall?
A. 6 nights, 7 days
B. 13 days
C. 2 weeks
6. What is the biggest recorded wind gust?
A. 87 m.p.h.
B. There has never been a recorded wind gust in Chicago.
C. The record is broken every day. Why else call it the "Windy City"?
7. What is the lowest recorded wind chill?
A. 1 degree above zero
8. What is the definition of a blizzard?
A. A frosty dessert served at Dairy Queen best eaten in the summertime.
B. A period of frenzy surrounding a significant snowfall in the Great Plains and upper Midwest region of the United States.
C. A winter storm with 35 m.p.h. or higher winds with sufficient falling and/or blowing snow to reduce visibility below 1/4 mile for at least three hours.
9. What is an Alberta Clipper?
A. A fast-moving low pressure system that sweeps southeast from Alberta, Canada, to the Midwest.
B. A ship that sunk in Lake Superior during an ice storm in 1979.
C. A snow storm named after a famous forecaster with the last name Alberta.
10. Define lake-effect snow.
A. Snow that falls over a body of water only.
B. Snow that forms from evaporated lake water.
C. Snow that forms on the downwind side of large lakes.
11. One to warm you up: What is the hottest temperature recorded for Chicago?
A. 106 degrees
B. 120 degrees
C. 126 degrees
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