CHICAGO (CBS) — While the rush-hour on Tuesday was bad enough, the heaviest snowfall during the Blizzard of 2011 occurred during the overnight hours on Wednesday morning–when many of us were asleep.
When Chicagoans woke up, nearly two feet of snow had fallen on some towns, with drifts of four to six feet.
To get a clearer picture of what happened in the wee hours, several enterprising photographers put together time-lapse videos as the storm blasted their neighborhoods.
Here’s a look at some of them, posted on You Tube:
This 2 minute, 30 second video by “Bob” not only shows the full brunt of the storm, but adds in the few inches of snow the area got on Monday (remember that?) Plus you can rock out to Led Zepplin’s “Immigrant Song” while watching it.
Shot by “58FX”, this video condenses 12 hours into 30 seconds as the snow fell in northwest suburban Algonquin. A pretty impressive snowdrift forms at the end.
Filmed in the courtyard at Christy Webber Landscapes in Chicago, this 30 second “plant cam” video does an especially good job capturing the lake effect snow that hit on Wednesday morning.
Conor Hall created a five-minute video of him and his dad laboring, with–snow blower and shovel–to clear their driveway. He gets bonus points for creative use of “The Spirit Of Radio” by Rush! We recommend downloading that song on your MP3 to play when digging out of the next storm.
Pat Vaughn condensed the 18 inches of snow that fell in West Beverly into one minute, watch the car get buried!
This eight-minute video by “Nate” shows the snow piling up on Morris Avenue in Homewood on Tuesday night/Wednesday morning and residents then digging out on Wednesday afternoon. A lot of people may be jealous of the tractor that appears around the 3:45 mark!