SO HOW MUCH LAKE EFFECT SNOW HAS FALLEN ACROSS LAKE MICHIGAN FROM CHICAGO? TURNS OUT LOCAL 13″+ TOTALS REPORTED NEAR BUCHANAN, MI IN BERRIEN COUNTY–AND THE LAKE SNOW CONTINUES FALLING IN THE LAKE-EFFECT SNOW BELT WHILE NON-LAKE EFFECT FLURRIES FLUTTER EARTHWARD AT TIMES IN CHICAGO

The heaviest multi-day lake effect snow tally has been observed 4 miles north of Buchanan, MI. The National Weather Service Northern Indiana Forecast office has put out a list of all the snow reports they’ve received which you can view here

In addition, my WGN meteorological colleague Mark Carroll has broken out 2-day COCORAHS volunteer observer snow measurements:

Below are the highest 2-day totals for Indiana and Michigan. The highest Michigan total was 10.0″.
INDIANA TWO DAY TOTALS – COCORAHS REPORTS 11/16 -11/17

  • IN-SJ-46 Granger 1.8 ENE 7.2
  • IN-EL-39 Goshen 3.0 WSW 6.0
  • IN-SJ-17 Walkerton 5.7 ENE 6.0
  • IN-SJ-26 Mishawaka 3.9 ENE 5.7
  • IN-EL-59 Goshen 1.2 SW 5.5
  • IN-EL-70 Goshen 0.3 NE 5.2
  • IN-LP-73 Mill Creek 1.9 NNE 5.0
  • IN-ML-6 Plymouth 2.5 WSW 5.0
  • IN-SJ-74 South Bend 3.3 SE 3.8

MICHIGAN

  • MI-CS-11 Cassopolis 9.0 SSE 10.0
  • MI-BN-4 Niles 2.7 W 8.4
  • MI-GT-30 Traverse City 6.1 SW 7.5
  • MI-AG-8 Au Train 7.8 NW 7.0
  • MI-GT-28 Grawn 1.3 SSW 6.8
  • MI-GT-25 Traverse City 4.7 ESE 6.7
  • MI-BN-3 Buchanan 1.4 ESE 6.0
  • MI-VB-13 Paw Paw 2.0 NE 6.0
  • MI-MD-8 Midland 2.9 SW 5.5
  • MI-BN-2 Stevensville 1.7 SSE 5.1
  • MI-OW-49 Holland 4.2 NW 5.0