Thursday, June 30 2022

Clearing is underway and the sun came out on Sunday after a New Years Day snowstorm dropped 3 inches or more of snow across Chicagoland.

Saturday, January 1, 2022 marked only the 6th New Year’s Day since 1884 when 3 inches or more of snow fell on New Year’s Day here in Chicago.

The snow hit with strong winds with gusts of up to 43 mph in the area on Saturday. The storm deposited a band of snow from the Rockies eastward across the Plains and the Midwest.

Full forecast details and more on the WGN Weather Center blog

Although heavy, the snow failed to set a new New Year’s record. The still-standing record for most snowfall on January 1 in the 137 years of official snow observations is 5″, which fell 104 years ago in 1918. Still, airport quantities here in the city are 4.2″ at Midway and 4.1″ at O’Hare – so we just missed the record.

Amounts of this weekend’s winter snowstorm from southeastern Wisconsin south to the Greater Chicago Area and northwestern Indiana ranged from 1″ to 8″ – with the highest number of reports in the Chicago area between 3 and 5″ – but up to 6.5″ in Hoffman Estates and 5.5″ in Evanston and Waukegan.

A graph of snowfall reports filed with the National Weather Service (NWS)

Here’s a look at the 24-hour snowfall through 6 a.m. CST this (Sunday) morning:

  • 8″ 4 NN Kenosha, WI
  • 8″ Elmwood Park, WI
  • 6.6″ Root, WI
  • 6.5″ 4.6NW Hoffman Estates
  • 6.5″ 1.6SE Hoffman Estates
  • 5.5″ Evanston
  • 5.5″ Waukegan
  • 5″ Park Oak
  • 5″ rock scraps
  • 4.8″ Mt. Prospect
  • Bannockburn 4.8″
  • 4.7″ Geneva
  • 4.5″ Twin Lakes, WI (Kenosha County)
  • 4.5″ Marengo
  • 4.5″ Rockford
  • 4.5″ Rogers Park-Chicago
  • 4.4″ House timber
  • 4.3″ Lincolnwood
  • 4.2″ Midway-Chicago Airport
  • 4.1″ O’Hare
  • 4″ Wheaton
  • 4″ Gary
  • Oak forest 4″
  • 4″ Cedar Lake, IN
  • 4″ Peru
  • 4″ Riverwoods
  • 4″ Williams Bay, WI
  • 4″ Glen Ellyn
  • Belvedere 3.9″
  • Capron 3.9″
  • Kenosha 3.9″
  • 3.8″ Chesterton, IN
  • 3.7″ Aurora North
  • 3.7″ carrier, IN
  • Winnebago 3.6″
  • 3.6″ burr ridge
  • Cary 3.5″
  • Harwood heights of 3.5″
  • 3.5″ loves the park
  • Barrington 3.5″
  • 3.5″ Elmhurst
  • 3.4″ Streator
  • Forest Lake 3.4″
  • Clarendon Hills 3.3″
  • 3.2″ Janesville, Wis.
  • 3.2″ deck sight
  • 3.2″ St. Charles
  • Stream Carol 3.1″
  • 3.1″ Valparaíso, IN
  • 3″ Deerfield
  • 3″ Marseilles
  • 3″ Ogden Dunes, IN
  • 3″ Palatine
  • 3″ Franklin Park
  • 3″ locking port
  • 3″ Pleasant Prairie, WI
  • 3″ St. John, IN
  • Lansing 2.8″
  • 2.8″ NWS Romeoville
  • Mundelein 2.8″
  • Cortland 2.8″
  • 2.8″ LaSalle
  • Batavia 2.8″
  • 2.7″ Downers Grove
  • Naperville 2.6″
  • 2.5″ carbon hill
  • 2.5″ Oak Lawn
  • Rootball 2.5″, IN
  • 2.5″ Kouts, IN
  • 2.5″ Lake Geneva, WI
  • 2.5″ Morton Grove
  • Peotone 2.4″
  • 2.4″ Ottawa
  • 2.3″ ridge hill
  • Joliette 2.3″
  • 2.1″ Morris
  • 2.1″ Plainfield
  • 2″ Bolingbrook
  • 2″ City of Genoa
  • Chicago Crest 2″
  • 2″ De Kalb
  • Mendota 1.3″
  • 1″ Midlothian

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