Chicago Area Digs Out From Record Storm
(CBS) — The first snow storm of the season was a record breaker, with some areas getting over a foot of snow. The snow storm was the biggest November storm in Chicago in more than 100 years.
11.2 inches of snow fell at O’Hare Airport, the second largest November total after an 1895 storm that dumped 12 inches on Chicago. Midway recorded 5.8 inches of snow.
Areas to the the north and west of the city were hardest hit. Mundelein received 16.9 inches of snow, Woodstock got 13.5 inches, Buffalo Grove got 11.5 inches and 9.5 inches of snow fell on Westchester. In Elgin, the storm toppled trees and took down electric lines.
In Indiana, 7.1 inches of snow accumulated in Crown Pointe and Schererville received 6.3 inches.
Hundreds of flights were cancelled on Saturday at O’Hare and Midway. On Sunday,230 flights have been cancelled and there are 45 minute delays. There are no Sunday cancellations reported at Midway. To the status of your flight, click here.
Meantime, Chicagoans also contended with frigid temperatures. For six hours, Shalena Needom braved subzero temperatures selling tickets for a big bus tour. But as up Chicagoans pass by in mid-November, Shalena admits an odd mix of temperatures and timing fills air.