Corine Collins of Waukegan pushes daughter Melodee Collins Price, 2, in a stroller down Green Bay Road in Waukegan as it snowed on Monday, Feb. 4, 2013. "I've lived here all my life. You get used to the cold," Collins said. "But after last week's below zero temperatures, this is better." | Ryan Pagelow~Sun-Times Media
Updated: April 6, 2013 2:13AM
During most Midwestern winters, the snow that fell across Lake County overnight Sunday into Monday morning wouldn’t dent our attention, but it bordered on unusual during a winter that has only seen two snowfalls of more than 1 inch nine weeks into the season. Through 7 a.m. Monday, when the snow tapered to flurries, the National Weather Service reported 2.8 inches had fallen in Barrington, 2.6 inches in Mundelein, 2.2 inches in Highwood, 2 inches in Fox Lake, 1.6 inches in Antioch and 1.5 inches in Waukegan. The brunt of the storm fell northwest of the Chicago metro area, including 4 inches in Rockford.
Monday’s total was on top of a Friday night/Saturday morning snowfall that left 2.6 inches in Fox Lake, 2.2 inches in Lake Forest, 1.7 inches in Gurnee and .08 in Waukegan. The forecast calls for another round of light snow on Tuesday, with 1 to 2 inches possible, before temperatures start to slowly rise through the weekend, when light rain is a possibility.