Most of northern Illinois and southern Wisconsin had a mix of rain and snow very early Sunday morning. However, many of us saw a change over to just rain by 9am, ending the threat for accumulation. Areas to the northwest of Rockford continued to pick up snowfall, including extreme northern Stephenson County, Jo Daviess County and Green County. A little further north and west, places like Madison and Dubuque picked up a few inches of the white stuff!
Measurable snow (0.1″ or greater) has been hard to come by in Rockford this season. In fact, no measurable snow has been observed for 280 days in the Forest City! The last time we picked up snow was on March 4, 2012. As of this blog post, we are in 4th place for the longest stretch of days without measurable snow. The longest streak occurred in 1922 at 287 days! A few snow flurries are possible Monday, but likely not enough to end this streak! -Joe
This post was written by Joe Astolfi on December 9, 2012