Winter Storm of February 1-2, 2022 Chicagoland Summary

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Snow-covered wren house February 3, 2022
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The official snowfall for Chicago was 5.6″ observed at Chicago O’Hare International Airport, which was the largest snowfall total for an event of the 2021-2022 winter season to day.




The NWS Cooperative Observer located 3 miles southwest of Midway International Airport measured 11.0″.

Other snowfall amounts include …

10.0″ at the NWS Chicago office in Romeoville,

12.5″ in Lansing, IL,

10″ to 12″ in Pontiac, IL and

10″ to 13″ in Lake and Porter County in northwest Indiana.

These were the largest snowfall totals in the northern Illinois and northwest Indiana area, including the Chicago metro, since last winter’s February 14-16, 2021 event.

A major difference “gradient” in snowfall amounts occurred from north to south across the area, including across the Chicago metro, with highest amounts south (double digit snowfall totals) and lower north.

Heavy snowfall rates of 1 to 2 inches per hour occurred on Wednesday morning, crippling the commute in places including in parts of the Chicago metro.

The early February 2022 event occurred as part of a deep system from the Southern Plains that sent deep moisture northward while a cold front undercut this moisture. Key ingredients of this system were the rising motion and instability aloft (aided by steep lapse rates aloft) especially Wednesday morning, February 2, 2022 when the heaviest snowfall rates occurred.




The sharp gradient in snowfall, including across the Chicago metro, and the higher impact magnitude for Wednesday was fairly well forecast for multiple days in advance, according to the National Weather Service Chicago.

Public Information Statement
National Weather Service Chicago IL
944 PM CST Wed Feb 2 2022

...Storm Total Snowfall Reports through Wednesday Evening...

Location                     Amount    Time/Date

...Illinois...

...Cook County...
Lansing                      12.5 in   0940 PM 02/02
Homewood                     11.0 in   0600 PM 02/02
Oak Lawn                     11.0 in   0430 PM 02/02
3.0 SW Midway Airport        11.0 in   0430 PM 02/02
Midlothian                   10.8 in   0338 PM 02/02
Homewood                     10.7 in   0455 PM 02/02
Tinley Park                  10.5 in   0304 PM 02/02
Hickory Hills                10.0 in   0600 PM 02/02
Homewood                     9.8 in    0110 PM 02/02
Lakeview - Chicago           9.0 in    0530 PM 02/02
Oak Park                     9.0 in    0251 PM 02/02
1 SE Logan Square - Chicago  8.4 in    0305 PM 02/02
Lakeview - Chicago           7.8 in    0500 PM 02/02
Humboldt Park - Chicago      7.8 in    0350 PM 02/02
1 N Douglas - Chicago        7.8 in    0230 PM 02/02
Portage Park - Chicago       7.0 in    0530 PM 02/02
1 E Logan Square - Chicago   7.0 in    0125 PM 02/02
South Shore - Chicago        6.4 in    0430 PM 02/02
Jefferson Park - Chicago     6.3 in    0300 PM 02/02
Harwood Heights              5.7 in    0400 PM 02/02
Ohare Airport                5.6 in    0400 PM 02/02
1 NNE Evanston               5.0 in    0520 PM 02/02
Niles                        5.0 in    0347 PM 02/02
1 WNW Arlington Heights      4.4 in    0130 PM 02/02
1 SW Des Plaines             4.2 in    0430 PM 02/02
1 NE Roselle                 4.1 in    1230 PM 02/02
2.0 W Schaumburg             3.9 in    0225 PM 02/02
Morton Grove                 3.6 in    0215 PM 02/02
2 E Schaumburg               3.6 in    0145 PM 02/02
1 NE Palatine                3.4 in    0550 PM 02/02

...De Kalb County...
Hinckley                     5.5 in    0600 PM 02/02
Hinckley                     5.5 in    0230 PM 02/02
Sycamore                     2.5 in    0600 PM 02/02
Genoa                        2.0 in    0600 PM 02/02
DeKalb                       2.0 in    0315 PM 02/02

...DuPage County...
Burr Ridge                   10.0 in   0600 PM 02/02
1 NW Westmont                9.0 in    0300 PM 02/02
2 S Downers Grove            8.8 in    0330 PM 02/02
2 S Downers Grove            8.5 in    0130 PM 02/02
3 SSE Naperville             7.8 in    0400 PM 02/02
1 NE Naperville              7.7 in    0301 PM 02/02
Willowbrook                  7.0 in    1245 PM 02/02
4 SE Aurora                  6.9 in    0410 PM 02/02
Naperville                   6.8 in    1258 PM 02/02
2 ESE Warrenville            6.5 in    0400 PM 02/02
Lombard                      6.0 in    1200 PM 02/02

...Grundy County...
1 SSW East Brooklyn          11.3 in   0400 PM 02/02
Morris                       11.0 in   0600 PM 02/02
Braceville                   10.5 in   0600 PM 02/02
Coal City                    10.5 in   0115 PM 02/02
3 N Carbon Hill              9.8 in    0333 PM 02/02
Mazon                        9.7 in    0600 PM 02/02

...Iroquois County...
6 E Ashkum                   9.0 in    0600 PM 02/02
Watseka                      9.0 in    0600 PM 02/02

...Kane County...
North Aurora                 5.0 in    0500 PM 02/02
Batavia                      5.0 in    0300 PM 02/02
St. Charles                  4.0 in    1200 PM 02/02
South Elgin                  3.5 in    0600 PM 02/02
Pingree Grove                3.0 in    0600 PM 02/02

...Kankakee County...
Kankakee                     11.2 in   0600 PM 02/02
Bradley                      11.0 in   0600 PM 02/02
Herscher                     11.0 in   0600 PM 02/02
Grant Park                   10.5 in   0600 PM 02/02
Manteno                      10.0 in   0600 PM 02/02
Kankakee                     9.0 in    0300 PM 02/02

...Kendall County...
Millbrook                    7.3 in    0141 PM 02/02
Oswego                       5.8 in    0924 AM 02/02

...La Salle County...
Streator                     9.5 in    0600 PM 02/02
1 NE Rutland                 9.0 in    0500 PM 02/02
Utica                        6.3 in    0230 PM 02/02

...Lake County...
1 SSW Deerfield              3.8 in    0144 PM 02/02
Antioch                      1.0 in    0600 PM 02/02

...Livingston County...
Pontiac                      12.0 in   0600 PM 02/02
Pontiac                      11.5 in   0420 PM 02/02
Fairbury                     10.5 in   0600 PM 02/02
Dwight                       10.0 in   0600 PM 02/02
Odell                        10.0 in   0600 PM 02/02
Chatsworth                   8.0 in    0340 PM 02/02

...Will County...
Frankfort                    11.5 in   0600 PM 02/02
Braidwood                    11.0 in   0600 PM 02/02
Elwood                       11.0 in   0510 PM 02/02
1 W Crest Hill               11.0 in   0417 PM 02/02
Braidwood                    11.0 in   0245 PM 02/02
1 NNW Rockdale               10.9 in   0600 PM 02/02
Crest Hill                   10.8 in   0430 PM 02/02
Joliet                       10.8 in   0400 PM 02/02
Channahon                    10.7 in   0600 PM 02/02
Peotone                      10.7 in   0600 PM 02/02
Wilmington                   10.0 in   0600 PM 02/02
NWS Chicago-Romeoville       10.0 in   0400 PM 02/02
Steger                       10.0 in   0300 PM 02/02
Mokena                       9.2 in    0300 PM 02/02
1 WSW Crest Hill             9.0 in    0530 PM 02/02
Plainfield                   9.0 in    0110 PM 02/02
3 NW Bolingbrook             8.5 in    0600 PM 02/02
4 SSW Naperville             8.0 in    0322 PM 02/02
2 W Bolingbrook              7.8 in    0400 PM 02/02
2 NW Plainfield              7.3 in    0356 PM 02/02

...INDIANA...

...Jasper County...
Rensselaer                   8.0 in    0217 PM 02/02
Remington                    8.0 in    0217 PM 02/02

...Lake County...
Cedar Lake                   12.5 in   0420 PM 02/02
1 WNW Dyer                   11.2 in   0600 PM 02/02
Lowell                       11.0 in   0700 PM 02/02
Crown Point                  11.0 in   0700 PM 02/02
Dyer                         11.0 in   0100 PM 02/02

...Newton County...
5 N Morocco                  11.0 in   0217 PM 02/02
Kentland                     7.0 in    0250 PM 02/02

...Porter County...
1 NE South Haven             13.5 in   0814 PM 02/02
3 NNW Valparaiso             10.4 in   0440 PM 02/02

Observations are collected from a variety of sources with varying
equipment and exposures. We thank all volunteer weather observers
for their dedication. Not all data listed are considered official.

This is a national level storm that was named Winter Storm Landon by The Weather Channel

SOURCE:
NWS CHICAGO | February 1-2, 2022: Winter Storm Preliminary Recap

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