More than 240 flights canceled at O'Hare day after record snowstorm

CHICAGO (Sun-Times Media Wire) - More than 240 flights were canceled at O’Hare International Airport Sunday as the city dealt with the aftermath of the second largest snowstorm on record for the city in November.

Travel woes were on the mend as of 8:40 p.m., though, with no significant delays on most scheduled flights, according to the city’s Aviation Department. No cancellations or delays were reported at Midway.

At O’Hare, 11.2 inches of snow fell from Friday to Saturday, making it the second largest snowstorm for November in Chicago, according to the weather service. The top November snowstorm was recorded Nov. 25-26, 1985, when 12 inches of snow fell.

Areas north and northwest of the city got even more snowfall. In Mundelein, 16.9 inches were reported. In Elk Grove, 11.6 inches of snow was recorded. Boone County’s Capron was hit with 18.5 inches of snowfall, according to to the weather service. Because the precipitation ranged from rain to snow in downtown Chicago, not much stuck to the ground.

This month now ranks as fourth snowiest on record, even though it has also been one of the warmest Novembers, according to the weather service.

Chicago isn’t expected to see a chance of more of the white stuff until the day after Thanksgiving, according to the weather service. Rain is expected to start falling on Wednesday and continue at least through Friday.

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