EXCLUSIVE WINTER WEATHER COVERAGE

4:3pm – Thank you to everyone sending and phoning in their snowfall reports. Here is a list of storm totals. Our 3-6 inch forecast verified with around 3 inches for DeKalb County and up in Green Co. A narrow band of 6 to 6.5 inch snows fell in a thin line from Carroll County into Freeport stopping just short of Beloit.

ANESVILLE 4.5 (ROCK CO)
DELAVAN 5.0 (WALWORTH CO)
MONROE 4.5 (GREEN CO)
STOCKTON 5.8 (JO DAVIESS CO)
FREEPORT 6.2 (STEPHENSON CO)
GERMAN VALLEY 6.5 (STEPHENSON CO)
ROSCOE 5.5 (WINNEBAGO CO)
WREX-TV STUDIOS 6.0 (WINNEBAGO CO)
BELVIDERE 4.5 (BOONE CO)
STILLMAN VALLEY 5.0 (OGLE CO)
KINGSTON 4.0 (DEKALB CO)
DEKALB 3.9 (DEKALB CO)
ROCHELLE 5.0 (OGLE CO)
OREGON 5.2 (OGLE CO)
POLO 6.5 (OGLE CO)
DIXON 5.0 (LEE CO)
STERLING 5.5 (WHITESIDE CO)
THOMPSON 6.5 (CARROLL CO)
LANARK 6.0 (CARROLL CO)

2:53pm – Here is a look at some official snowfall reports from the NWS. Snowfall will be ending in the next hour areawide. Road conditions are also improving late this afternoon.

1pm – The big batch of moderate snow is still directly over the Stateline at this time. I would expect the snow to continue at this pace for another couple of hours. Numerous folks have called in to say how poor the driving conditions are right now. Remember to drive carefully and courteously. Franklin Grove just reported in with 3.25″ of snow. Eric will have more updates this afternoon. -ADAM

11:50am – I just measured 4.25″ of snow out here at the station, which if you don’t know is 2 miles north of the town of Winnebago. I wouldn’t call it a heavy snow right now, but certainly still at a moderate pace. Keep those snowfall reports coming!

11:11am – Huge snowflakes continue to fall across the Stateline. This batch of heavy snow extends past the Quad Cities to Burlington, Iowa. This means that we are in for several more hours of heavy snow. I would say we are almost halfway through the event. Therefore, if you go outside and measure the snow right now… double that and it should be pretty close to your ending total. The latest models still show the accumulating snow ending for the most part by 5pm. After that time, the winds will strengthen out of the west and our focus will turn to blowing and drifting snow.

10am – The heaviest snow has moved into the heart of the viewing area. Early snowfall reports as of 9:15am near Stockton, Pearl City, and Council Hill are at 1 inch, but final totals will be significantly higher. If you do not need to drive during lunchtime today, you will want to stay off the roads.

9am – Moderate snow falling right now with a couple of heavier bands of snow around the Quad Cities. This area of snow will continue to move slowly to the northeast. Several reports of 2 to 3 inches have already come in from eastern Iowa.

8:05am – Just watching SkyCam over downtown Rockford, the roadways have become snowcovered in the last half hour.

7:35am – This snowmaker will pretty much be a sunrise to sunset event. Snow will be pretty constant with heavy bursts of snow late this morning and early this afternoon. In some of these bursts, snow could accumulate at a rate of 1 to 2 inches per hour. That is bad news, because with a clip like that snowplows have a tough time keeping up.

7:20am – Radar scans are picking up on widespread snow moving into the area. The snow has just started to reach the ground at the WREX-TV studios. If you are one of those people that hate driving in snow, and you have to go into work today, you better get on the roads as soon as possible. I say this, because road conditions will only deteriorate from here.

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This post was written by qni_it on December 28, 2007

7 Comments so far

  1. Eric Sorensen December 28, 2007 4:29 PM

    I’ve got 1.3IN just north of downtown Rockford as of 10:30. -ERIC

  2. joe December 28, 2007 4:45 PM

    2.7 here in rockton at 1045..its snowing very hard at this time

  3. joe December 28, 2007 5:24 PM

    how does the monday storm look?? already got about 3.8 here in rockton at 1120

  4. Kristi December 28, 2007 5:52 PM

    We have about 3 inches about a half mile from Cherry Vale mall.

  5. Justin December 28, 2007 8:31 PM

    I’m out of town right now… How much should I expect to see in the city of Rockford when I get home tomorrow?

  6. Kristi December 29, 2007 12:10 AM

    Our total looks about 5.5 half mile from the mall @ 6pm

  7. tony December 29, 2007 1:10 AM

    I have 6 inches here in loves park.

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