Northerly Island Center Director Teish Daniel said, “we wanted to take advantage of the snow, and not have it melt away before Saturday got here.”
Neither the bus driver nor the only passenger, a 12-year-old girl, were injured.
Here are snowfall totals, reported to the National Weather Service, from Tuesday’s winter storm.
Residents in the far northern suburbs were digging out from heavy snow early Wednesday, after they were hit hardest by the winter storm that blew through the Chicago area on Tuesday. A couple more inches could fall on Wednesday.
A winter storm bringing a mix of freezing rain, sleet, and heavy snow is bearing down on the Chicago area, and could make for a messy afternoon commute.
Chicago could get another 3 to 6 inches of snow on Tuesday.
Snow continued to blanket the Chicago region Friday morning, making driving conditions more hazardous for commuters, officials said.
Chicagoans could wake up Friday morning to the largest snow accumulation of the winter — a paltry three inches.
A winter weather advisory is in effect tonight for the Chicago area.
A “significant winter storm” could bring as much as four or five inches of snow to parts of the Chicago area late Thursday and early Friday, according to the National Weather Service.
Snow and blowing snow to continue until late this morning.
The snow had largely stopped overnight, but flurries were expected to continue Friday morning.
After 335 days without an inch of snow, the past 11 days have more closely resembled a typical winter in Chicago, with alternating snow and cold. It’s good news for hardware stores.
A fast-moving storm will create moderate to heavy snowfall for a couple of hours on Tuesday afternoon.
Snowfall across the area on Monday is making for a long and treacherous morning commute.
The Chicago area will be under a winter advisory tonight and through Monday morning’s commute, with the National Weather Service forecasting 3 to 6 inches of snow falling between 9 p.m. Sunday and noon. As much as two inches of snow could blanket the city by morning.
The Chicago area could get as much as an inch of snow overnight, according to the National Weather Service. The snow could reduce visibility to under a mile at times.
Once upon a time, a record breaking warm January day in Chicago was followed by a record breaking blizzard.
An inch of snowfall in January wouldn’t typically even be noticed by most Chicagoans, but this year is a bit different.
As most of Chicago woke up to another day of single digit temperatures, folks in Northwest Indiana were dealing with something many of us haven’t seen in a while: snow.