Snowfall totals were generally light across the area Wednesday morning. The further south you lived, the higher the total you likely had. There was even a small area in western Carroll County that picked up 4 to 5 inches! On the flip side, parts of Boone, McHenry, Rock, and Walworth County saw under an inch.
As expected with a large area, snowfall totals varied in the city of Rockford. A few spots on the northeast side saw less than an inch. At the airport—our official climatological and record-keeping site—light snow to the tune of 1.2 inches fell.
That 1.2 inch total on Wednesday adds to the 3.1 inches we received earlier this week (2.8″ on Sunday, 0.2″ on Monday, 0.1″ on Tuesday). Combined with an inch from November, our seasonable snowfall total now sits at 5.3 inches. Last year at this time, RFD only recorded a trace amount (nearly zero) of snow.
Looking ahead, we will be adding to that seasonal total over the next several days. Periodic chances for light snow remain in the forecast. A system that bears watching will arrive in the Stateline late in the day Friday and linger through early Saturday. Light snow is expected—perhaps a couple of inches—although our area will be greatly affected by the track of the system. Should it push a little further north than current projections, we may see a bit more. Conversely, if the system tracks a bit more to the south, then totals may be around an inch.
This post was written by Joe Astolfi on December 11, 2013