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Chicago's total seasonal snowfall stands at 1.3 inches, the least amount ever through Jan. 15 in 129 years of snowfall history

Asked by Trulia Chicago, Chicago, IL Tue Jan 15, 2013

That is 12 inches behind average for snow! Has the lack of snow hurt any businesses that rely on winter snowfall?

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The lack of snow and mild weather have actually increased business.

2013 will be a great year for many reasons !

Robert Nowak
Real Estate Broker
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Woohoo!
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Where is that beautiful white snow?
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Wish for all of us to have as beautiful, warm and busy February as we had here in Chicago last year!
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I am sure it has. I can tell you that its boosted the real estate sales.
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Manuel made some excellent comments about the drought, and what we will soon experience as impact if we do not get some precipitation.
Not the best year to be a plow truck driver, landscaper who does winter maintenance, ski resort owner or anyone who lives near one...
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The lack of snow and cold have increased business with so many buyers enjoying the warm weather here in NH
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Hi Trulila Chicago! Business is Lovely in Washington, DC!!
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Business is lovely in Silver Spring Maryland
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While the lack of snowfall has not affected the real estate business which is a good thing, all things have a way of trickling down.

Currently, our state is still in a major drought. Water tables are at an all time low. Illinois relies heavily on moving products down the Mississippi River which is becoming impassable due to dangerously low water table. Our Army Core of engineers is trying to help out with this problem which is a large part of our states economy.
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It appears to be business as usual - just with a more pleasant environment.
Beats getting stranded on Lake Shore
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I'm sure it has hurt people that remove snow, but the real estate market has been moving full speed ahead. With global warming the past few years, we might be the new Miami soon...
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no, the price of beer has hurt business but snowfall has not affected things
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Lack of snow hasnt hurt the real estate market, that's for sure!

Sari
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