The winter storm of February 1-2, 2011, will be remembered by many in northern and central Illinois. The National Weather Service (NWS) did an excellent job of producing forecasts and warnings on this storm. In the aftermath, we have began collecting the snowfall measurements from a variety of networks. Rather than list all the data here, I have provided some links to data sources.
Snowfall totals and some maps provided by NWS offices are available here:
- Central Illinois (Lincoln IL office)
- Western and Southwestern Illinois (St. Louis MO office)
- Northwest Illinois (Davenport IA office)
- Northeast Illinois (Chicago office)
Here is a preliminary look at snowfall totals across the Midwest. Snowfall amounts in excess of 12 inches extend from Oklahoma, into Missouri, the northern half of Illinois, and on into northern Indiana and southern Michigan.
And zooming in on northern Illinois.
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What a welcome to us this was. Having just moved to Illinois last summer, this blizzard amazed me as being in Arizona we never got snow. Even my dad who lived in Chicagoland most of his life went out on Feb 2nd morning to take pictures of the driveway and everything.
That was a very impressive storm. Of course it seems like a distant memory now in the middle of July.
Looks like Accuweather forcast for this year predicts above normal snowfall for Chicagoland. In fact, they’re saying “In late December and into January, the Midwest may be in an ideal position for a big storm. Conditions could align to bring Chicago a winter storm in time for the holidays.”
We’ll see if all comes to fruition though.
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