Here’s some info on the storm from the WGN Weather Blog
“It was 45 years ago today that the area was descending into its worst snowstorm on record—-the infamous Blizzard of 1967. The storm would cripple the city as no storm had before. Its wind, snowfall and towering drifts would lead to the abandonment of 50,000 cars on area thoroughfares and the stranding of 800 CTA buses. The storm was responsible for 26 deaths and forced school closings for days beyond the storm itself.
The snow started falling at Midway Airport, the city’s official observation site at the time, at 5:02 am Thursday, Jan. 26. It was to continue uninterrupted for nearly 29 hours, then in light bursts for an additional 5 hours.
Wind gusts of 53 mph whipped the snow into drifts as high as 15 feet. While several storms have come close to producing as much snow since, none has produced an accumulation any greater than the 23 inches which fell in the January 1967 storm.”
The photo that the snow monster is holding was found at my parents house. Originally from my grandparents. Taken in Whiting, IN.