Blinds went up and jaws dropped all over Chicago Sunday morning.
Driving snow in mid April.
Maybe enough to beat April’s accumulation record of 2.2 inches set back in 1988.
Three letters — WTF — began to litter social media feeds, along with observations about the re-emergence of winter hours before the final season debut of “Game of Thrones.”
“Can anyone confirm whether or not this snow is just an elaborate publicity stunt for the “Game of Thrones” premiere?” asked one fan.
Around two inches of accumulation was expected to fall between 8 a.m. and 2 p.m. — all of which will melt as temps rise to the upper 40s by Monday and to the 60s by Tuesday, National Weather Service Meteorologist Charles Mott said.
The heavy, wet snow made for ugly road conditions and glazed Wrigley Field, causing the Cubs to postpone a Sunday game against the Los Angles Angels. A makeup time hasn’t been announced.
It’s not the first time winter’s hand has reached out from beyond the grave.
The record for latest snow with accumulation in April occurred April 25, 1910, when two inches fell.
The record for May was set May 11, 1966, when .2 inches accumulated.
There’s never been snow accumulation in June, Mott said.