According to the Chicago Tribune this morning:
As of 9 a.m. the National Weather Service reported 19.5 inches of snow at O’Hare International Airport, 18.5 inches at Midway Airport at 8:45 a.m., and 13.9 inches in Rockford and 14.4 inches in Romeoville at 6 a.m.. Other totals include: 20.6 inches in St. Charles, 20 inches in Beach Park, 20 inches in Ottawa, 18.5 inches in Elk Grove Village, 18 inches in Waukegan and 11 inches in Crown Point, Ind.
The forecast calls for 2 to 5 inches more this morning, with high winds continuing into the afternoon, at times gusting to 40 mph. Total accumulations will be in the 12- to 18-inch range over north central Illinois and the 15- to 24-inch range in the Chicago area, the weather service said.
Chicago’s record snowfall of 1967 was 23 inches.
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