2. The Chicago Blizzard of 1967
On January 26th, residents in Chicago expected just 4 inches of snow. But instead, they were greeted with over 23 inches that spread across Northeast Illinois and Northwest Indiana. It was the largest snowfall in Chicago history, leaving 50,000 cars abandoned and 800 city buses scattered throughout the streets. Residents saw their 35-minute commute turn into a 4-hour trip when the roads became impassable.