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  1. 2 hours ago, Chicago WX said:

    Missed my midnight measurement...:sleepy: :D, but woke up at 4 to start shoveling. Measured 4.3" additional...so a storm total of 9.7". Good stuff.

    Nice.  Sounds bout the same here.  Hopefully Ricky (LOT) uses your measurement for an “official” total for Kankakee.  Going to be interesting, to say the least, to see what the other observers  totals are.  

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  2. 14 minutes ago, SchaumburgStormer said:

    Shit isn’t good out here in the stix. 19” base of powder that had plenty of time to dry out with -20 dews is blowing like crazy. 

    Snagged this from a Facebook group, but it’s a fair representation of our east/west roads. 


    Same here.  Plow in ditch.  Taken by county highway plow.  


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  3. 30 minutes ago, Chicago WX said:

    Conditions are something here. Just so much snow, it’s like fog. Just measured 3.2”. So in addition to part one’s 2.2”, up to 5.4” storm total. Will measure again at midnight. Going to be a long night. :D

    Just measured 4.1” here about 4.5 miles NW of the city.  Currently sitting in a heavy band and poring snow.  


  4. 1 hour ago, Chicago WX said:

    Last gasp snow still snowing decently here. Measured the snow on my backyard bar (concrete top) and it had 9.5" on it. That's untouched since the storm began. So total storm total has surpassed dd's, considering compaction/settling. Finally, the drought is over, lol.

    And a minor rant, which vortex probably shares, but the few local observers around really don't know what the f*ck they're doing with snow measurements. Always some nonsensical amounts. One county CoCoRAHS observer reported 2.7" of snow on 0.71" precip this morning at 5:00 AM. The storm was 99% snow. And the ratios certainly weren't that sh*tty. :arrowhead: 

    Yup.  They are absolutely terrible.   
    Guarantee most wait until the snow has completed stopped until they measure.  
    Probably measuring under a porch or something.   Lol. 

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