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Published Nov 22 2015 09:45 PM EST
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Snow totals from Winter Storm Bella.

Winter Storm Bella not only brought the first, not to mention locally heavy, accumulating snow of the season for some in the Great Lakes and Midwest, but also was one of the heaviest November snowstorms of record for some.

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Parts of the Sioux Falls, South Dakota, metro area picked up over a foot of snow in an intense snowband Friday. A similar setup impacted parts of northern Illinois on Saturday, including some of Chicagoland. Saturday afternoon, a band of heavier snow enhanced by Lake Michigan impacted Chicago, resulting in very low visibility as it pivoted through the area.

Despite lacking strong surface low pressure, these systems are notorious heavy snow generators in the Midwest. Below is a recap of the snow totals from Winter Storm Bella.

Snowfall Totals

Numerous locations from southeastern South Dakota to southern Wisconsin, northern Illinois and lower Michigan have reported a foot or more of snow from the storm.

Here is a sampling of official snowfall totals around the area, by state:

  • South Dakota: Tea (18 inches), Sioux Falls Regional Airport (7.2 inches)  
  • Iowa: George (17 inches), Waterloo (12.7 inches), Dubuque (11.7 inches), Des Moines (6.9 inches)
  • Nebraska: Near Bloomfield (16 inches), South Sioux City (6.5 inches), Valentine (4 inches)
  • Minnesota: Worthington (8 inches)
  • Illinois: Grayslake (16 inches), Chicago O’Hare (11.1 inches), Moline (9.9 inches), Rockford (8.6 inches),
  • Wisconsin: Near Footville (17 inches), Janesville (11.5 inches), Milwaukee (6.7 inches), Madison (4.1 inches)
  • Michigan: Howell (16.5 inches), Kalamazoo (9 inches), Flint (8 inches), Detroit (6 inches)
  • Indiana: Crown Point (5 inches), Lafayette (3.5 inches), near South Bend (3 inches), Tipton (2 inches)

Bella also produced the season’s first flakes as far south as northwest Arkansas Saturday morning, and left a dusting of snow in Springfield, Missouri, as well.

 

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