Arlington Heights Snowfall: Pavement 3.25″ and Grass 7.5″ Sunday December 4, 2016

A total of 3.25 inches of snow fell in Arlington Heights from about 9:00 AM Sunday December 4, 2016 until 7:00 PM Sunday December 4, 2016. The recent snow period lasted about 10:00 (hours:minutes). No snow cover was on the ground before the recent snowfall. The current snow cover is 3.25 inches on paved areas.

The total snowfall accumulated on grassy areas was 7.5 inches for an average of .75 inch per hour. Only 2.6 inches of snow was forecast for Sunday.

The snow quality was wet and heavy — good for packing. Snow initially did not accumulate on paved areas, but then accumulated on paved and grassy areas. Significant snow also accumulated on tree branches and other vegetation and caused some problems with electric power lines.

With a high of 34°F and gusty winds to 15 mph forecast for Monday afternoon, melting and evaporative power will be moderate with snow-height shrinkage expected. More melting power on Tuesday with an afternoon high of 38°F gusty winds to 20 mph after 5:00 p.m. and not falling to 32°F and lower until 8:00 p.m. and later.

ABC 7 Weather STORMTRACKER LIVE reporting pavement clear in Palatine on Ventura about 6:00 AM.

The official O’Hare International Airport snowfall of 6.1 inches Sunday was updated to 6.4 inches Monday, and was the greatest first season snowfall on record — beating the previous snow accumulation of 4.8 inches on November 15, 1940. Last year 11.2 inches fell during the first snowfall, but the snow fell over a period of two days from November 20-21, 2015.

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