Following the winter storm on Saturday, the National Weather Service reported snowfall totals, stating that Lake and McHenry counties in the Chicago area experienced the most significant snowfall. On Saturday afternoon, the National Weather Service (NWS) issued a winter weather advisory for Lake and McHenry counties.
According to the notice, the Chicagoland region would experience accumulating snow and severe traffic conditions.
According to the NWS, a slow-moving weather system brought several bands of heavy snow to far northern Illinois. Numerous crashes attributed to the weather were reported.
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One inch of snow could fall per hour, according to reports. By early Sunday morning, the snow had stopped falling.
According to records, the most snow fell in southern Wisconsin and far northern Illinois. The NWS said that various forms of precipitation, including freezing rain that generated light glazing in some areas and made traffic dangerous, spread across most northern Illinois on Saturday evening into Sunday morning.
North of Volo, in Lake County, 7.1 inches of snow fell, according to the NWS. In Lake Forest, seven inches, Buffalo Grove, 5.2 inches, and Fox Lake Hills, 6.5 inches, respectively, were recorded. “The area has FINALLY lost its snow cover. Roads now have a much more excellent appearance.
As plows will continue to operate in cleanup mode, our personnel completely switched shifts earlier this morning, according to the Lake County Division of Transportation. Northwest of Woodstock, in McHenry County, 8.3 inches of snow fell. According to the NWS, snowfall in Harvard was 7.1 inches, while in Algonquin was 5 inches. Six inches of snow were observed in Spring Grove.