03/21/2012 04:23 pm ET

Is This Chicago’s First Ever Dib-Less Winter?

With Chicago experiencing some of the warmest March weather on record, meteorologists say winter has become officially the third warmest on record.

Very little snowfall and extra warm temperatures have made this winter more bearable for Chicago drivers in many ways.

But perhaps the most overlooked benefit is a winter without the tradition of using junk to save street parking space after a heavy snow.

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