(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.