Dec 7, 2016

Chicago Snow

This photo shows Old Wolf Road at about 207th in Mokena. Submitted by Nancy Osbourne

The Chicago area finally got its first snowfall of the season on Sunday.

And Mother Nature held nothing back, leaving more than 8 inches of snow for some towns and going down in the record books as the largest first snowfall of the season for Chicago. The 6.1 inches of snow recorded at O’Hare Airport on Sunday beat the previous first snowfall record of 4.6 inches set back in 1964, according to the National Weather Service.


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As for the Chicago-area town with the highest recorded snowfall for Sunday, those honors go to Romeoville where residents are digging out from 8.1 inches of snow.

How did other towns fare during the first snowfall? Here is a rundown of how many inches fell in several Chicago-area towns:
Romeoville (Will): 8.1 inches
Joliet (Will): 7.5
Geneva (Kane): 7.4
Plainfield (Will): 7.2
Elburn (Kane): 7.0
North Aurora (Kane): 7.0
Elgin (Kane): 7.0
Downers Grove (Du Page): 6.9
Buffalo Grove (Lake); 6.9
Elk Grove Village (Cook): 6.8
Westmont (Du Page):.6.5
New Lenox (Will): 6.4
Batavia (Kane): 6.3
Riverwoods (Lake): 6.3
Manhattan (Will): 6.3
Woodstock (McHenry): 6.3
Homewood (Cook): 6.1
Aurora (Kane): 6.0
Harvard (McHenry): 6
Oak Lawn (Cook): 6
Chicago Ridge (Cook: 6
Park Forest (Cook): 6
Sugar Grove (Kane): 6
Lockport (Will): 6
Lake Zurich (Lake): 6
Wonder Lake (McHenry): 5.9
Countryside (Cook): 5.8
Mundelein (Lake): 5.8
Cary (McHenry): 5.6
Elmhurst (DuPage): 5.5
Gurnee (Lake): 5.5
Lakemoor (Lake): 5.5
Midway Coop (Cook): 5.5
St. Charles (Kane): 5.4
La Grange Park (Cook): 5.3
Highwood (Lake): 5.2
Oak Park (Cook): 5
Algonquin (McHenry): 5
Beach Park (Lake): 4.2
Hebron (McHenry): 4.1
Palatine (Cook): 4
Lincolnwood (Cook): 2.6
Waukegan (Lake): 2.1