Snowfall Totals: Chicago's First Winter Storm Breaks Record - NBC Chicago

Snowfall Totals: Chicago's First Winter Storm Breaks Record



    Snow Blankets Chicago

    The first snowfall of the season blanketed Chicago on Sunday. What's to come? NBC5 meteorologist Alicia Roman has your full forecast. (Published Sunday, Dec. 4, 2016)

    Chicago's first snowfall of the season broke a 52-year-old record on Sunday, as much of the area was blanketed with several inches of snow. 

    O'Hare Airport saw 6.4 inches of snow by Sunday evening, according to the National Weather Service, shattering the previous daily snowfall record for Dec. 4, which was 4.6 inches set in 1964. Your Photos: Chicago's 1st Snow of the SeasonYour Photos: Chicago's 1st Snow of the Season

    Snow totals for the area were as follows: 

    Cook County

    O'Hare Airport: 6.4 inches

    Midway Airport: 5.5 inches

    Alsip: 6.4 inches

    Palatine: 5.4 inches

    Oak Lawn: 6.0 inches

    Homewood: 6.1 inches

    Schaumburg: 7.5 inches

    Lake County

    Buffalo Grove: 6.9 inches

    Riverwoods: 6.3 inches

    Kane County

    North Aurora: 7 inches

    Batavia: 7.2 inches

    Geneva: 6.5 inches

    LaSalle County

    Somonauk: 7.2 inches

    DuPage County

    Lisle: 6.7 inches

    Downers Grove: 6.9 inches

    DeKalb County

    DeKalb: 8.5 inches

    Kendall County

    Plano: 7.9 inches

    Oswego: 6.8 inches

    McHenry County

    Woodstock: 6.3 inches

    Bull Valley: 7.0 inches

    Will County

    Romeoville: 8.1 inches

    Joliet: 7.2 inches

    Mokena: 5.9 inches

    Frankfort: 6.3 inches

    New Lenox: 6.5 inches

    Crest Hill: 8.0 inches

    Winnebago County

    Rockford: 6.9 inches

    Lee County

    Amboy: 6.0 inches

    Lake County, Ind.

    Munster: 4.2 inches

    Hobart: 4.8 inches

    Dyer: 4.8 inches

    Porter County, Ind.

    Boone Grove: 3.4 inches

    Valaparaiso: 3.5 inches

    Portage: 3.0 inches

    Much of the region was under a Winter Weather Advisory from 7 a.m. to 6 p.m., with snow beginning to accumulate Sunday morning and moving from west to east as it continued to fall through the evening. A Look Back at the 5 Biggest Snowstorms in Chicago HistoryA Look Back at the 5 Biggest Snowstorms in Chicago History

    Monday will be dry throughout the area with high temperatures returning to the 40s at the start of the work week.

    Our next chance for snow could be as early as Tuesday morning, with a possibility of flurries mixed with showers returning to the Chicago area.

    Tuesday evening looks to be dry, with another storm system possibly bringing light snow to Chicago again on Wednesday night or Thursday. Temperatures will also likely drop into the teens mid-week as arctic air moves in.

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