Updated storm totals

Here are the final numbers from what has easily been Chicago’s biggest snowstorm of the season.  The majority of the Chicago area ended up with anywhere from 7 to 14 inches of snow. 

12.9″  Chicago- O’Hare (official)

9.9″    Chicago- Midway

 

15.0″  Valparaiso, IN

13.5″  Skokie

13.2″  Northbrook

13.0″  Portage, IN

12.9″  Park Ridge

11.2″  Downers Grove

10.1″  Oak Brook

9.0″   Lombard

7.4″   Rockford 

7.2″   Peotone

6.7″   St. Charles

Earthquake shakes Chicago area early this morning

At 3:59:34 AM CST The United States Geological Service recorded a
preliminary 4.3 magnitude earthquake 8 miles east northeast of Dekalb, or near Sycamore, Illinois.

Sycamore is located 53 miles west of downtown Chicago. 

The earthquake was felt by many across northern Illinois, southern Wisconsin and northern Indiana. 

No damage or injuries have been reported. 

Illinois portion of Winter Storm Warning has been canceled

A winter storm warning continues for much of northern Indiana this morning as strong winds and a band of heavy lake effect snow are combining to make for some tough travel conditions in Lake, Porter and LaPorte Counties.   

The Winter Storm Warning for northern Illinois was canceled at 4AM, replaced with a Winter Weather Advisory that will expire at 9AM. 

 

Legend for map below-

White: Winter Weather Advisory (mainly for blowing & drifting snow)

Red:  Winter Storm Warning

WGN Weather Center 7 Day Forecast 

Snow to continue overnight but gradually shift east into Indiana

The snowstorm is winding down after dropping more than a foot of snow in many areas from the city north and near the lake to 5-10 inches in southern sections.

At 1 am radar still showed a strong band of lake-effect snow still affecting areas near the lake in Illinois and northwest Indiana. This band will continue overnight and gradually shift east  moving totally into northwest Indiana by morning  as the steering winds slowly back from north to northwest.
WGN Weather Center Blog coverage will resume early tomorrow morning.

More than a foot of snow at O'Hare- nearly 9 inches at Midway- Snowfall records tumble

With bursts of heavy snow that lasted for hours Tuesday evening, O’Hare airport officially recorded 12.6 inches of snow on Tuesday, with snow still occurring as Wednesday began. This is the biggest snowstorm, at O’Hare since last year when 12.0 inches fell in a 2-day storm on January 9-10 2009. Much of the snow came during the evening hours when snow was falling at  the rate of about about one inch per hour. Through 7 pm O’Hare had logged only 5.1 inches of snow.
The 12.6 inch snowfall on February 9 marks the city’s biggest official calendar day snowfall since 18.6 inches fell on January 2, 1999.  This is also the most snowfall ever recorded in a calendar day in February in Chicago breaking the old record of 11.5 inches on February 18, 1908. Midway picked up 8.8 inches for the day making this the 4th greatest February calendar day snowfall on record there.

More than a foot of snow at O'Hare- nearly 9 inches at Midway- Snowfall records tumble

With bursts of heavy snow that lasted for hours Tuesday evening, O’Hare airport officially recorded 12.6 inches of snow on Tuesday, with snow still occurring as Wednesday began. This is the biggest snowstorm, at O’Hare since last year when 12.0 inches fell in a 2-day storm on January 9-10 2009. Much of the snow came during the evening hours when snow was falling at  the rate of about about one inch per hour. Through 7 pm O’Hare had logged only 5.1 inches of snow.

The 12.6 inch snowfall on February 9 marks the city’s biggest official calendar day snowfall since 18.6 inches fell on January 2, 1999.  This is also the most snowfall ever recorded in a calendar day in February in Chicago breaking the old record of 11.5 inches on February 18, 1908. Midway picked up 8.8 inches for the day making this the 4th greatest February calendar day snowfall on record there.