Maybe you remember the Big Snow of 1967. The photo above is from the Chicago Tribune Archives, from that record-setting snow storm in 1967. The storm in the forecast for Saturday night-Sunday morning is forecast to be the biggest snow of the season, so far.
Do you remember the Ground Hog Day blizzard of 2011–ten years ago?
I remember shoveling snow for days. It was surreal how much snow there was. Here’s a post I wrote about it five years ago. Yes, the storm had many names–Snowzilla, Snowmageddon, the Snowpocalypse, too!
The Weather Channel is calling this winter storm Orlena. What name will we have for the storm that is coming this evening? Are we prepared for up to 9-10 inches of heavy, wet snow?
Yes, some folks will be out playing in this stuff. I hope so! It should be good packing snow, snowman making snow.
As I write this at 3:30 on Saturday afternoon, here come the first flakes of snow. I will be out there shoveling it, and if you are, too, take it slow. I’ll have an update on Sunday.
Snow falling overnight–maybe 6-7 inches Sunday morning. Yes, snow is somewhat heavy to shovel, but good packing snow.
More snow falling all day, but lighter, not as wet as the overnight snow. I’ll say 10-12 inches total here so far. Still coming down this afternoon.
Little kids are loving it.
Take your time if you’re shoveling.
Here are some snowfall totals as of 6:45 Sunday evening thanks to Tim McGill–
And the winner is…. pic.twitter.com/WwcL7exLJ4
— Tim McGill (@TMcGillWeather) February 1, 2021
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