Home Opinion A ferocious winter storm dropped 18 inches of snow on Chicago. As residents begin to dig out, winter fatigue sets in.

A ferocious winter storm dropped 18 inches of snow on Chicago. As residents begin to dig out, winter fatigue sets in.

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The new snow, which sometimes fell at whiteout rates, piled onto already deep drifts following weeks of accumulation and a dangerous cold snap. Chicagoans are used to snowy winters, but fatigue set in as Tuesday marked the ninth straight day of more than a tenth of an inch of snow, tying the record for the longest stretch of days with snowfall since the start of record-keeping in 1884, according to the weather service.

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