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Skilling: New Year’s Day Snow Short of Record, but Still Impressive Totals

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Clearing is underway and sunshine has emerged Sunday after a New Year’s Day snowstorm dropped 3 or more inches of snow across Chicagoland.

Saturday January 1, 2022 marked only the 6th New Year’s Day since 1884 that 3 or more inches of snow has fallen on New Year’s Day here in Chicago.

The snow hit with strong winds with gusts clocked as high as 43 mph across the area Saturday. The storm laid down a swath of snow from the Rockies eastward across the Plains and Midwest.

Full forecast details and more at the WGN Weather Center blog

Though significant, the snow failed to establish a new New Year’s Day record. The still-standing record for most snow on a Jan 1 in the 137 years of official snow observations is 5″ which fell 104 years ago in 1918. Still, amounts at the airports here in the city came in at 4.2″ at Midway and 4.1″ at O’Hare–so we just missed the record.

Amounts from this weekend’s winter snowstorm from southeast Wisconsin south across the Greater Chicago area and northwest Indiana ranged from 1 to 8″–with the greatest number of reports across the Chicago area in the 3 to 5″ range–but as high as 6.5″ in Hoffman Estates and 5.5″ at Evanston and Waukegan.

A plot of snowfall reports filed with the National Weather Service (NWS)

Here’s a rundown of 24 hour snowfalls through 6am CST this (Sunday) morning:

8″ 4 NNW Kenosha, WI8″ Elmwood Park, WI6.6″ Racine, WI6.5″ 4.6NW Hoffman Estates6.5″ 1.6SE Hoffman Estates5.5″ Evanston5.5″ Waukegan5″ Oak Park5″ Rock Falls4.8″ Mt. Prospect4.8″ Bannockburn4.7″ Geneva4.5″ Twin Lakes, WI (Kenosha county)4.5″ Marengo4.5″ Rockford4.5″ Rogers Park-Chicago4.4″ Homewood4.3″ Lincolnwood4.2″ Midway Airport-Chicago4.1″ O’Hare4″ Wheaton4″ Gary4″ Oak Forest4″ Cedar Lake, IN4″ Peru4″ Riverwoods4″ Williams Bay, WI4″ Glen Ellyn3.9″ Belvidere3.9″ Capron3.9″ Kenosha3.8″ Chesterton, IN3.7″ North Aurora3.7″ Porter, IN3.6″ Winnebago3.6″ Burr Ridge3.5″ Cary3.5″ Harwood Heights3.5″ Loves Park3.5″ Barrington3.5″ Elmhurst3.4″ Streator3.4″ Forest Lake3.3″ Clarendon Hills3.2″Janesville, WI3.2″ Bridgeview3.2″ St. Charles3.1″ Carol Stream3.1″ Valparaiso, IN3″ Deerfield3″ Marseilles3″ Ogden Dunes, IN3″ Palatine3″ Franklin Park3″ Lockport3″ Pleasant Prairie, WI3″ St. John, IN2.8″ Lansing2.8″ NWS Romeoville2.8″ Mundelein2.8″ Cortland2.8″ LaSalle2.8″ Batavia2.7″ Downers Grove2.6″ Naperville2.5″ Carbon Hill2.5″ Oak Lawn2.5″ Demotte, IN2.5″ Kouts, IN2.5″ Lake Geneva, WI2.5″ Morton Grove2.4″ Peotone2.4″ Ottawa2.3″ Crest Hill2.3″ Joliet2.1″ Morris2.1″ Plainfield2″ Bolingbrook2″ Genoa City2″ Chicago Ridge2″ DeKalb1.3″ Mendota1″ Midlothian

Original Article: wgntv.com

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Prior Infection, Vaccines Provide Best Protection From COVID

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A new study that compares coronavirus protection from prior infection and vaccination concludes getting the shots is still the safest way to prevent COVID-19.

Original Article: seattletimes.com

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UPDATE: 2 Pedestrians Killed, 1 Hurt in Horrific San Jose Collision

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SAN JOSE (CBS SF) — Two pedestrians were killed and another injured Tuesday night after they were struck crossing Almaden Expressway in San Jose.

According to San Jose police, officers responded to the area of Almaden Expressway and Foxworthy Ave. for a traffic collision involving a vehicle and three pedestrians at approximately 8:24 p.m.

A preliminary investigation has revealed that a 2017 Toyota sedan was traveling northbound on Almaden Expressway in the No. 1 lane in the area of Foxworthy Ave.

The Toyota then struck three adult pedestrians who were crossing Almaden Expressway outside of any marked crosswalk. The pedestrians were crossing from the west side towards the east side of the expressway.

The investigation has also revealed that the vehicle had a green light at the intersection.

Two male pedestrians were transported to local hospitals where they were pronounced dead. A third female victim suffered injuries that were not life-threatening. The identity of the victims will be released by the Santa Clara County Coroner’s Office after their next of kin are notified.

The driver, who also sustained moderate injuries and was taken to a local hospital, was cooperating with the investigation. There was no indication of drug or alcohol influence.

San Jose police said it was the 6th fatal collision and victims number 6 and 7 of 2022. This is also the 4th and 5th pedestrian fatalities of 2022.

Anyone with information on this investigation is urged to contact Detective Templeman #3566 of the San José Police Department’s Traffic Investigations Unit at 408-277-4654.

Original Post: sanfrancisco.cbslocal.com

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US Faces Wave of Omicron Deaths in Coming Weeks, Models Say

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The fast-moving omicron variant may cause less severe disease on average, yet COVID-19 deaths in the U.S. are climbing. Deaths could top 1 million by early spring. “It unfortunately is going to get worse before it gets better,” an epidemiologist said.

Original Article: seattletimes.com

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