American Red Cross moves winter storm supplies to Rockford

American Red Cross moves winter storm supplies to Rockford

Hundreds Of Flights At OHare, Midway Flight Canceled Amid Winter Storm

ROCKFORD, Ill (WIFR) — Sundays big storm system brought heavy, wet snow and high winds to the region. Many of the end snow totals in Rockford broke records that were set many years ago.

By the time the winter storm moved out of the region Monday morning, 11.7 inches of snowfall fell at Chicago Rockford International Airport. This snowfall accumulation set the new record for the most snowfall ever to fall on the date of November 25. This shattered the old record of 3.3 inches set back in 1977.

The 11.7 inches that fell Sunday also broke the record for the most snow to fall on any given November day. This almost doubled the old record of 6.6 inches that fell on November 27, 1995.

The National Weather Service announced a blizzard warning Sunday afternoon to early Monday across most of northern Illinois, with the storm causing “life threatening travel conditions” Sunday night.

Even though this winter storm accounted for the majority of snow that fell this month, the airport did received snow earlier on in the month. Once the 11.7 inches from Sundays winter storm were added to the mix, Chicago Rockford International Airport has received 15.6 inches of snowfall so far for November 2018. This breaks the old record of 14.8 inches set back in 1947 for the snowiest November on record.

CHICAGO (Sun-Times Media Wire) – Holiday travelers were facing delays and cancellations at both of Chicago’s major airports as a winter storm moved into the area at the end of the weekend.

Winter storm prompts hundreds of flight cancellations at OHare, Midway

Places around the region that saw the most snow were Pecatonica (13.5 inches), Rochelle (12.0 inches), Rockford (11.7 inches), Woodstock (11.5 inches), Marengo (10.9 inches) along with many other cities. However, areas to the north and west of Rockford did not see as impressive of snow totals because that is where the cut-off of the storm was located. Because of this, locations like Freeport saw 5 inches of snow and Beloit saw 3.8 inches.

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Once the storm moved out of the region, chilly temperatures followed it. Expect high temperatures only in the 20s for the next couple of days, with wind chill values getting into the lower teens and at times below zero in the morning and overnight hours this week.

With millions in the Midwest under a blizzard warning, some flights arriving and departing from Indianapolis International Airport are being impacted.

Midwest blizzard impacting Indianapolis flights

When travel grinds to a halt at places like OHare International Airport, the impacts are far reaching — including airports like the one in South Bend.

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The crowds began lining up early this morning at Chicagos OHare airport. Travelers connecting from our area were no doubt among those on hand waiting for flights.

Winter storm prompts hundreds of flight cancellations at OHare, Midway

Flights to and from Chicago at the South Bend airport were already cancelled late last night (Saturday) in preparation for the storm.

A busy morning at OHare International Airport with some passengers changing plans and catching an early flight to avoid the snowstorm. 153 flights have been cancelled ahead of the snow. @cbschicago pic.twitter.com/ymOMaFkvJ4

Mike Thomas and his business partners had to reschedule their flight out of South Bend after it was delayed, causing them to miss their connecting flight at OHare.

“It sounds like the worst we are going to get in a while, Elliott said. Ive lived here for 10 years before I went off to college and when we heard 4 to 10 inches, we called the airline immediately.

The monster storm expected to drop up to a foot of snow in Chicago, especially in the northwest suburbs. Close to half a foot is expected here in parts of Michiana.

CHICAGO (CBS)–On the heels of a busy travel day, Chicago’s airports have already canceled more than 300 flights on Monday due to a powerful winter storm that hit the area on Sunday.

With Chicago being United Airlines largest hub, hundreds of connecting flights like those in South Bend are either cancelled or delayed as well.


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