Just as we thought we’d seen the last snow for a while, we wake up to another winter wonderland. One week into spring and we had an overnight snowfall of 6 to 8 inches (15 to 20 cm) here in northern Illinois. March had been very mild until now, with temperatures in the 70s (20oC+) in recent weeks, but it looks like we have to get our shovels out one more time. Springtime snowstorms are hardly out of the ordinary in Chicago. The record for total snowfall in March is 23.1 inches in 1926 and the record for total snowfall in April is 13.6 inches, back in 1938.
So far we have been impressed by the snowplowing capabilities of our village. As soon as it starts snowing plows come driving through our street. We’ve seen lots of other towns in the area where even after a day there is still snow on the roads and people have to drive slow, but not here. They do a very good job keeping the roads safe for traffic. Tip of my hat to the village of Round Lake Beach!