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> Chicago Feb Blizzard of 2011!
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post Sep 28 2011, 01:52 AM
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Hey,

I just wanted to go down memory lane to early Feb of this when that blizzard hit Chicago. It was quite amazing. Snow started around 230pm and continued well into early mid-morning around 3-4am as a LULL hit the area for a few hrs before we see our final bout of heavy LES witch added another 1.8 to the 20.1 inches that fell at Ohare Airport. It was a amazon storm to finally see lightning and hear thunder and watching Jim Cantore in shock lol. I wasent quite impressive with the snowflakes witch were quite small but still had 3/hr snowfall rates and 65mph gusts. Lake shore was not as bad thanks to fast IDOT response. Here is some youtube videos of Chicago Feb Blizzard of 2011:
(Random video) http://www.youtube.c...h?v=cI255dBaX5g
(Jim Cantore doing live weather channel report in Chicago during blizzard) http://www.youtube.c...h?v=qJt4nV6hM1Y
(Nice video) http://www.youtube.c...h?v=GyTvTjFDFoc
(Chicago KLOT radar during whole blizzard) http://www.youtube.c...h?v=eGwambNMSb8

It was pretty awesome watching the local meteorologists here on Channel 7,9,12 showing snowfall maps up to 38 inches somewhere south-side of Chicago the night before the storm hit. I think the smaller snowfall flakes may have killed Chicago record breaking blizzard but still pretty impressive considering on average it hits every 20-30yrs and this one looked easy. The wind I believe was not as bad as 99 Blizzard.
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post Sep 28 2011, 06:38 PM
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Unfortunately, this storm underperformed in central Illinois.

The valentines day blizzard of 2007 was far more crazy for my area. But still none the less, it was the first time I had seen 18-24' inches of snow forecasted for my area. And 24-36' inches for Chicago.
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post Sep 29 2011, 01:04 AM
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QUOTE(Chambana @ Sep 28 2011, 06:38 PM) *
Unfortunately, this storm underperformed in central Illinois.

The valentines day blizzard of 2007 was far more crazy for my area. But still none the less, it was the first time I had seen 18-24' inches of snow forecasted for my area. And 24-36' inches for Chicago.


I think Chicago was northern edge with that storm. Lets hope for a repeat this winter but better for you.
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post Oct 1 2011, 02:57 PM
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I will weigh in on this mammoth storm as well. I remember we were on the hairy northern edge of the heaviest snows on the models throughout most of the week prior to the storm. It definitely was up in the air whether we would even see a few inches of snow, let alone over a foot. However, the weekend before, MKX started throwing in comparisons with Jan.2-3, 1999, which seemed to jump the gun a bit. In the end, it was a great comparison. Most of the snow occurred overnight, but the road closures and blowing snow were as bad as we have seen in my 14 years following weather, probably including '99 (which I don't remember well anyway).
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post Jan 31 2012, 06:50 PM
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*sigh* if only it was one year ago!


http://www.crh.noaa.gov/dvn/?n=groundhog_blizzard
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post Jan 31 2012, 06:57 PM
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Who could forget this one...







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post Jan 31 2012, 11:04 PM
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Epic!

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