Crown Point reports 2.7 inches of snow in just 90 minutes from 7:00 am-8:30 am. The band of snow continues to shift slowly to the east into Porter County.
Here are some more snowfall totals from the departing storm
The main band of lake effect snow has shifted east of the Gary area now as it heads east into Porter County,. However radar indicates a new band of light snow about to move onshore in the Chicago area from north of the Loop to about Evanston.
Heavy lake-effect snow continues to fall in northwest Indiana this morning where the visibility at Gary was down to 1/2 mile at 7 a.m. Latest radar trends show the band of snow slowly shifting east into Porter County.
The band of heavy lake-effect snow which swept across northeast Illinois overnight dropping bursts of heavy snow with near zero visibility has now shifted into northwest Indiana as area winds have backed from northeast to a more northerly direction.
As of 4:40 this morning, the worst appears to be over for the northern suburbs of Lake and McHenry Counties. While some light snow is still likely over these areas, the heaviest lake effect snow band has slipped south into Cook and DuPage Counties.
Cook County and the City of Chicago will bear the brunt of the persistent plume of lake effect snow between 5AM and 7AM. Snowfall rates in the city may be as high as one inch per hour. At 4:45AM, heavy snow was reducing the visibilty at Wrigley Field down to a 1/4 of a mile.
After 7AM, the most intense snow will slide south of the Loop, with the greatest impact along the South Shore and across southeast Cook County as well as eastern Will County.
Lake (IL) & McHenry Counties: less than 1″
Cook, DuPage & eastern Will: 1″ to 3″
Lake (IN): 2″ to 5″
Porter: 3″ to 8″
Most areas: 5″ to 9″
Portions of Lake (IL), Lake (IN), Cook & Porter: Locally up to 12″
The snow continues to pile up at O’Hare Airport early this morning where two inches has fallen since midnight, with an inch of that in just the last hour (between 3AM & 4AM).
This brings the estimated storm total at Chicago’s official reporting station up to 5.9 inches with a snowdepth of 8 inches.
Further to the north, the storm total has now reached an impresive 10.5″ in Wadsworth, IL. Wadsworth is located in Lake County, 42 miles northwest of downtown Chicago.