ROCKFORD, Ill (WIFR) -- Sunday's big storm system brought heavy, wet snow and high winds to the region. Many of the end snow totals in Rockford broke records that were set many years ago.
By the time the winter storm moved out of the region Monday morning, 11.7 inches of snowfall fell at Chicago Rockford International Airport. This snowfall accumulation set the new record for the most snowfall ever to fall on the date of November 25. This shattered the old record of 3.3 inches set back in 1977.
The 11.7 inches that fell Sunday also broke the record for the most snow to fall on any given November day. This almost doubled the old record of 6.6 inches that fell on November 27, 1995.
Even though this winter storm accounted for the majority of snow that fell this month, the airport did received snow earlier on in the month. Once the 11.7 inches from Sunday's winter storm were added to the mix, Chicago Rockford International Airport has received 15.6 inches of snowfall so far for November 2018. This breaks the old record of 14.8 inches set back in 1947 for the snowiest November on record.
Places around the region that saw the most snow were Pecatonica (13.5 inches), Rochelle (12.0 inches), Rockford (11.7 inches), Woodstock (11.5 inches), Marengo (10.9 inches) along with many other cities. However, areas to the north and west of Rockford did not see as impressive of snow totals because that is where the cut-off of the storm was located. Because of this, locations like Freeport saw 5 inches of snow and Beloit saw 3.8 inches.
Once the storm moved out of the region, chilly temperatures followed it. Expect high temperatures only in the 20's for the next couple of days, with wind chill values getting into the lower teens and at times below zero in the morning and overnight hours this week.