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megimoo
01-31-2011, 04:27 PM
Planes at O'Hare were buried in the blizzard of 1979 when 16.5 inches of snow fell in one day on Jan. 13. We're expected to get 20 inches starting Tuesday night.

Chicago meteorologists plan to bring cots and a change of clothes to work this week as a massive blizzard is expected to dump up to 20 inches of snow starting Tuesday.A blizzard watch will be in effect starting Tuesday afternoon through Wednesday afternoon for all of northeastern Illinois, according to the National Weather Service.

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Our 10 biggest snowstorms

1. 23.0 inches Jan 26-27, 1967
2. 21.6 inches Jan 1-3, 1999
3. 19.2 inches Mar 25-26, 1930
4. 18.8 inches Jan 13-14, 1979
5. 16.2 inches Mar 7-8, 1931
6. 15.0 inches Dec 17-20, 1929
7. 14.9 inches Jan 30, 1939
8. 14.9 inches Jan 6-7, 1918
9. 14.3 inches Mar 25-26, 1970
10. 14.0 inches Jan 18-20, 1886

Current forecasts predict about 20 inches of snow for portions of southern Cook, DuPage, Kane and Will Counties and 18 inches for most of northeastern Illinois.

http://dailyherald.com/article/20110130/news/701309913/

fettpett
01-31-2011, 05:15 PM
890 was talking about Thundersnow, with 2-3 inches an hour at times...should be fun :D

Starbuck
01-31-2011, 09:10 PM
Yeah. I lived in Chicago area in 76 - 77 and we had a hell of a winter.

Hang in there, guys.:)

Kay
01-31-2011, 09:18 PM
I would love just once to be caught up in a big snow storm like this.
In a fully equipped luxury cabin of course. With Sean Connery.

The most snowstorm I've been in I guess would be maybe a foot.
We are supposed to have very icey roads in the morning, but doubt
we will see any snow, probably just some cold rain if anything along
with the arctic cold blast.

It was 76 here this afternoon. Now it's 41 and dropping.

Novaheart
01-31-2011, 10:22 PM
I would love just once to be caught up in a big snow storm like this.
In a fully equipped luxury cabin of course. With Sean Connery.

The most snowstorm I've been in I guess would be maybe a foot.
We are supposed to have very icey roads in the morning, but doubt
we will see any snow, probably just some cold rain if anything along
with the arctic cold blast.

It was 76 here this afternoon. Now it's 41 and dropping.

My parents' house in Virginia had a creek running across the driveway and sat in a low spot in the woods. So when we would have a big snow, the whole thing would freeze up and look like a winter painting. Of course, the rest of the time in winter it was pretty much just gray, bare, and miserable.