The first major snowstorm of the season hit the Fox Valley Saturday afternoon and evening, and the results were significantly less than predicted.
As of 6:00am Sunday morning, the National Weather Service reported that snowfalls around the Fox Valley were pretty pedestrian, with St. Charles coming in at 2.8″ accumulation and Aurora at 1.5″. Significant snowfall ended overnight.
The NWS had predicted accumulations anywhere from 4″- 9″, and perhaps higher if lake effect snow reached the area from the east.
But actual results came in well below the lower range in the region, with the heaviest snowfall occurring well north.
Get Ready For The Big Chill
Bitter cold sets in behind the storm for Sunday with temperatures dropping throughout the day leading to sub-zero wind chills Sunday night into Monday morning. Otherwise, a fairly dry, but chilly week in store with afternoon high temperatures struggling to make it out of the 30s.