Impressive event

Nov. 20, 2015: Right on time, our first snowfall of the season is here! We usually see our first 0.1″+ (i.e. our first measurable snow) today (the 20th) in Rockford.

We are getting a lot more than 0.1″ of snow this evening and tomorrow. The snow totals may rank among the top November snow events in Rockford.

Courtesy of the National Weather Service- Chicago office, here’s the rankings:

  1. November 6-7, 1951: 9.5″
  2. November 27, 1995: 6.6″
  3. November 17-18, 1926: 6.0″
  4. November 30, 2004: 5.2″
  5. November 26-27, 1950: 5.0″
  6. November 10-11, 1947: 4.8″
  7. November 28, 1968: 4.5″
  8. November 26-27, 1975: 4.4″
  9. November 30, 2008: 4.3″
  10. November 18, 1926: 4.2″

Our forecast is currently 6″ to 9″ in Rockford, which could put us easily in the top 3 all-time if that much falls across the area.

This season is getting off to a much faster start for snow than last year.  Here’s the month-by-month totals:

November 2014: 3.5″

December 2014: 0.1″ (!)

January 2015: 9.5″

February 2015: 14.7″ (most of that falling during the Groundhog Day/Super Bowl Blizzard).

Stay with www.wrex.com/weather throughout the weekend for updates on this storm.

-Alex

 

 

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This post was written by Alex Kirchner on November 20, 2015

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