Total Snowfall from the Feb 13-14 2007 Snowstorm

Total Snowfall for February 13 and 14, 2007

AN INTENSE AREA OF LOW PRESSURE MOVING NORTHEAST ACROSS THE OHIO
VALLEY BROUGHT HEAVY SNOW AND HIGH WINDS TO NORTHERN ILLINOIS AND
NORTHWEST INDIANA DURING THE PAST 48 HOURS.  THE SHARP PRESSURE
CONTRAST BETWEEN THE LOW PRESSURE SYSTEM AND STRONG HIGH PRESSURE
OVER THE NORTHERN PLAINS RESULTED IN NORTHEAST WINDS GUSTING OVER 40
MPH ESPECIALLY IN OPEN AREAS.  BLIZZARD CONDITIONS WERE FELT ACROSS
AREAS SOUTH OF INTERSTATE 80 FROM KANKAKEE TO PONTIAC TO WATSEKA TO
RENSSELAER AND POINTS SOUTH... ESPECIALLY IN OPEN AREAS AS
THE STRONG WINDS WHIPPED THE FALLING SNOW.  SNOWFALL AMOUNTS RANGED
FROM 8 TO 16 INCHES SOUTH OF INTERSTATE 80 AND WHITE OUT CONDITIONS
WERE FREQUENT DURING THE HEIGHT OF THE STORM.

WHILE SNOWFALL AMOUNTS LESSENED TOWARD THE NORTH... WITH ONLY 2 TO 4
INCHES REPORTED IN THE ROCKFORD AREA AND ALONG THE WISCONSIN
BORDER... THE STRONG WINDS WERE A PROBLEM EVERYWHERE... ESPECIALLY
IN RURAL AREAS.  SNOW DRIFTS UP TO 5 FEET DEEP WERE NOT UNCOMMON AND
POSED A CHALLENGE TO MANY SNOW PLOWS OPERATORS AND EVEN RESIDENTS
TRYING TO CLEAR THEIR DRIVEWAYS.

ACROSS CHICAGOLAND SNOWFALL GENERALLY RANGED FROM 5 TO 11 INCHES.
THE OFFICIAL MEASUREMENT AT OHARE AIRPORT... 10.2 INCHES...
WILL GO INTO THE RECORD BOOKS AS THE 51ST BIGGEST 2 DAY SNOWSTORM IN
THE PAST 123 YEARS.  THE LAST TIME THIS MUCH SNOW FELL AT CHICAGO
OHARE WAS JAN 21-22 OF 2005 WHEN 11.0 INCHES OF SNOW WAS RECORDED.
THE 8.8 INCHES OF SNOW WHICH FELL FROM MIDNIGHT TO MIDNIGHT ON
FEBRUARY 13 2007 SET A RECORD FOR THE SNOWIEST FEBRUARY 13 ON
RECORD, AND TIED FOR THE 30TH SNOWIEST SINGLE DAY IN CHICAGO WEATHER
HISTORY... SINCE 1884.

AT THE OFFICIAL CLIMATE STATION FOR MIDWAY AIRPORT THE SNOWIEST DAY
EVER TO BE RECORDED DURING THE MONTH OF FEBRUARY WAS SET YESTERDAY
WITH 9.7 INCHES OF SNOW MEASURED.  THIS SURPASSED THE PREVIOUS
RECORD OF 9.3 INCHES RECORDED ON FEBRUARY 6 OF 1978.  WEATHER
RECORDS AT MIDWAY DATE BACK TO 1928.


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THE FOLLOWING TABLE LISTS THE TOTAL SNOWFALL FROM HIGHEST TO LOWEST
FOR THE FEBRUARY 13-14 SNOWSTORM. PLEASE NOTE THAT SNOWFALL
MEASUREMENTS MAY BE HIGHLY VARIABLE FROM PLACE TO PLACE AS A RESULT
OF THE STRONG WINDS ON TUESDAY. DATA PROVIDED BY NATIONAL WEATHER
SERVICE COOPERATIVE OBSERVERS, CAST AND RAST OBSERVERS, COCORAHS
OBSERVERS, AND  PUBLIC REPORTS. WE APPRECIATE ALL THEIR EFFORTS DURING
THIS RECENT SNOWSTORM.
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.LOCATION....COUNTY....TOTAL SNOWFALL...
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PAXTON                                       FORD            16.0"
HERSCHER                               KANKAKEE        14.9"
WHITING                                     LAKE(IN)        14.6"
MILFORD 5NW                           IROQUOIS        13.5"
BATAVIA                                       KANE            12.0"
CHATSWORTH                          LIVINGSTON      12.0"
WATSEKA                                    IROQUOIS        12.0"
WILLOWBROOK                         DUPAGE          11.8"
HIGHLAND                                   LAKE(IN)        11.5"
LINCOLNWOOD                         COOK            11.3"
RENSSELAER                            JASPER          11.1"
OAK BROOK                                DUPAGE          11.0"
LA GRANGE                                 COOK            10.6"
WINFIELD                                     DUPAGE          10.5"
CHICAGO OHARE                       COOK            10.2"
MOUNT MORRIS                         OGLE            10.2"
WHEATON 3SE                            DUPAGE          10.1"
KENTLAND                                   NEWTON          10.0"
MIDWAY 3SW                               COOK             9.9"
LAKE VILLAGE                             NEWTON           9.8"
OAK PARK                                     COOK             9.8"
STREAMWOOD                            COOK             8.8"
BARRINGTON                              COOK             8.5"
VALPARAISO 5NNE                     PORTER           8.5"
PARK FOREST                             COOK             8.5"
ST ANNE                                        KANKAKEE         8.5"
BEECHER                                     WILL             8.4"
PLAINFIELD                                  WILL             8.4"
SCHERERVILLE                           LAKE(IN)         8.4"
VALPARAISO 3SE                         PORTER           8.3"
ROMEOVILLE NWS                      WILL             8.2"
MUNDELEIN                                  LAKE(IL)         8.1"
CALUMET CITY                             COOK             8.0"
NORTHBROOK                             COOK             7.9"
ST CHARLES 7NW                       KANE             7.8"
CHICAGO NW SIDE                      COOK             7.5"
GLEN ELLYN                                  DUPAGE           7.5"
JOLIET                                             WILL             7.3"
BOURBONNAIS                             KANKAKEE         7.2"
GENOA 2SW                                   DEKALB           7.1"
CHESTERTON                               LAKE(IN)         7.0"
WHEELING                                     COOK             7.0"
ISLAND LAKE                                 MCHENRY          7.0"
GRAYSLAKE                                   LAKE(IL)         6.7"
MARSEILLES                                  LASALLE          6.7"
RICHTON PARK                             COOK             6.6"
FAIRBURY                                       LIVINGSTON       6.5"
FRANKFORT                                   COOK             6.4"
SPRING GROVE                             MCHENRY          6.3"
BEACH PARK                                  LAKE(IL)         6.2"
OAK LAWN                                       COOK             6.2"
DWIGHT                                            LIVINGSTON       6.0"
MANHATTAN                                    WILL             5.6"
MORRIS                                            GRUNDY           5.6"
ANTIOCH                                          LAKE(IL)         5.5"
DEKALB                                            DEKALB           5.5"
ELGIN                                                KANE             5.5"
KANKAKEE                                       KANKAKEE         5.4"
COAL CITY 4NNW                           GRUNDY           5.3"
PERU                                                 LASALLE          5.2"
DIXON                                                LEE              5.1"
CHICAGO BOTANIC GARDENS   COOK             5.0"
OTTAWA 4SW                                   LASALLE          5.0"
NAPERVILLE                                    DUPAGE           4.8"
JOLIET  2N                                        WILL             4.6"
JOLIET LOCK/DAM                          WILL             4.5"
PAW PAW                                          LEE              4.5"
ROCKFORD WSW                          WINNEBAGO        4.5"
WANATAH                                         PORTER           4.0"
WAUCONDA                                     LAKE(IL)         3.9"
WOODSTOCK 5NW                        MCHENRY          3.9"
DIXON EAST SIDE                           LEE              3.6"
MELROSE PARK                             COOK             3.5"
ROCKFORD AIRPORT                   WINNEBAGO        3.5"
MCHENRY                                        MCHENRY          3.3"
SANDWICH                                      DEKALB           3.2"
OAK BROOK                                    DUPAGE           3.0"
ROSCOE                                          WINNEBAGO        3.0"
YORKVILLE 2SE                             KANE             2.8"
HEBRON                                          PORTER           2.5"
NEWARK 2SSE                               KANE             2.2"
SOUTH BELOIT 3SE                      WINNEBAGO        2.2"
WOODSTOCK                                 MCHENRY          2.1"
BELVIDERE 6SE                            BOONE            2.0"
CAPRON                                          BOONE            2.0"
HARVARD                                        MCHENRY          2.0"
CICERO                                            COOK             1.6"
OAK BROOK                                    DUPAGE           1.5"
ROCHELLE                                     OGLE             1.0"



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