Illinois, More Snow Is Likely Coming

Jake Wells

Wondering how much snow can be expected this winter season? The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Association says that more snow is expected in Illinois this winter. The NOAA’s 2021 Winter Outlook is a helpful tool that is made each year to give you an estimate for how much snow you'll have. See more details below.

Most of Illinois has a 50 to 60 percent chance of having more snow than average this year. Northwest and central parts of the state are expected to see 40 to 50 percent more snow than average. So, how much snow does that really mean for you in Illinois? Historically speaking, at the Chicago O'hare Airport there is an average of 38.4 inches of snow per year and you'll see snow approximately 28 days of the year. In DeKalb, on average, you'll find approximately 33.1 inches of snow on 23.7 days of the year. In Springfield you'll find that the historical average for snowfall is around 22 inches of snow on 16.3 days. For more info, you can check my source here.You can use these averages as a great starting point for what you can expect this winter.

It is very important that you and your loved ones are fully prepared for the winter season. Thankfully, there are a variety of things that you can do to ensure that you and your loved ones are safe. One of the smartest moves you can make is to take a closer look at your vehicle. Winter weather can bring unexpected conditions, so make sure your vehicle is ready for ice and snow.

Be sure to have a certified mechanic inspect the brakes, battery, hoses and belts on your vehicle. And don't forget to top off all fluids so you don't find yourself in trouble. Something as simple as having a blanket in your car and a great snow scraper can make a huge difference when facing severe weather in the winter. Here are some more tips to help keep you safe this year in the following video about winter safety.

Please follow the precautions listed above. That way you can do your part to have a safe winter season.

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