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Author Topic: Incredible snow gradient across Chicago and NW Indiana  (Read 1709 times)

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Incredible snow gradient across Chicago and NW Indiana
« on: February 25, 2016, 11:10:42 AM »

35 miles meant the difference between a dusting and over a foot of snow. Downtown had only a trace while NW Indiana had close to 15 inches of snow.

Full recap: http://www.weather.gov/lot/2016feb24_snow
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Re: Incredible snow gradient across Chicago and NW Indiana
« Reply #1 on: February 25, 2016, 12:10:54 PM »

I don't know as much about how Lake Effect works re: the southern end of Lake Michigan, but in NE Ohio you'll see something similar fairly frequently, with even less of a distance in the gradient. Because of the curve of the Lake Erie shoreline, the east side of Cleveland can get hammered while the west side gets merely a dusting.
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Re: Incredible snow gradient across Chicago and NW Indiana
« Reply #2 on: February 25, 2016, 12:14:13 PM »

I'm also thinking of the environs around the Twin Ports in MN/WI.  At least when I was there, the South Shore seemed to get hammered even more than the surrounding area.  Even the difference between, say, Superior and Cornucopia was striking (Superior getting a foot and Cornucopia getting two feet, for example).
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Re: Incredible snow gradient across Chicago and NW Indiana
« Reply #3 on: March 04, 2016, 09:32:07 AM »

Here in Will County, we in Joliet saw less than an inch accumulate on the ground.  But our plows were working hard in the eastern part of the county where 6-9 inches fell.  One of the plows ended up stuck in a ditch and needed help getting back out XD.  Weird to hear people just 20 miles away panicking when you're sitting pretty in some light flurries.  :cool:
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Re: Incredible snow gradient across Chicago and NW Indiana
« Reply #4 on: March 04, 2016, 10:38:37 AM »

Here in Will County, we in Joliet saw less than an inch accumulate on the ground.  But our plows were working hard in the eastern part of the county where 6-9 inches fell.  One of the plows ended up stuck in a ditch and needed help getting back out XD.  Weird to hear people just 20 miles away panicking when you're sitting pretty in some light flurries.  :cool:

Yep, I expected to see anywhere from 2 to 5 inches from that storm, and saw nothing but those same flurries.
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Re: Incredible snow gradient across Chicago and NW Indiana
« Reply #5 on: March 04, 2016, 06:15:50 PM »

60s by Monday though  :bigass:
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