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Stunning NASA images of last week's snowstorm (plus totals)

Satellite image of Chicago storm
Chicagoland and northern Illinois on Sunday, Nov. 22, 2015 (NASA image)

Images from space were taken of Chicago's largest November snowstorm in 120 years. O'Hare International Airport recorded 11.2 inches after the two-day storm, and many suburbs had deeper totals.

Just our luck, turns out NASA had a satellite with a high-definition camera flying by. The pictures are stunning: a blanket of snow that stretches from northeastern Nebraska to Chicago to nortwestern Ohio all painted white. NASA's Aqua satellite took the image at 1:15 p.m. Sunday.

Satellite image of Chicago storm
The storm's shape in the Midwest on Sunday, Nov. 22, 2015 (NASA image)

Two day snow totals Nov. 20 and 21

Location (County)2-day snowfall totals
Mundelein (Lake)19
Capron (Boone)18.6
Roscoe (Winnebago)17.1
Roscoe (Winnebago)17.1
Mundelein (Lake)16.9
Lake Villa (Lake)16.3
Lake Zurich (Lake)16.2
Bull Valley (McHenry)15.9
Rockford (Winnebago)15
Woodstock (McHenry)14.5
Buffalo Grove (Lake)13.5
St. Charles (Kane)13.3
Riverwoods (Lake)12
Elgin (Kane)12
Elk Grove Village (Cook)12
Hebron (McHenry)12
Hoffman Estates (Cook)11.7
Wonder Lake (McHenry)11.7
Rockford (Winnebago)11.5
Elk Grove Village (Cook)11.5
O'Hare International Airport, Chicago (Cook)11.2
Elmhurst (DuPage)11.1
Willow Springs (Cook)11
Roselle (DuPage)10.8
Schaumburg (Cook)10.8
Byron (Ogle)10.5
Genoa (DeKalb)10.4
Beach Park 1W (Lake)10.3
Elgin (Kane)10.1
Elgin (Kane)10.1
Elgin (Kane)9.7
Rockford (Winnebago)9.5
Waukegan (Lake)9
St. Charles (Kane)9
Barrington (Lake)9
Rockford (Winnebago)8.8
Palatine (Cook)8.4
Harwood Heights (Cook)8.2
Carol Stream (DuPage)8.1
Winfield (DuPage)8
Dwight (Livingston)8
Lincolnshire (Lake)7.8
Malta (DeKalb)7.7
DeKalb (DeKalb)7.5
Dixon (Lee)7.4
Park Forest (Cook)7.3
Lisle (DuPage)7.2
Geneva (Kane)7
Oak Park (Cook)7
Ashton (Lee)6.9
Batavia (Kane)6.9
Naperville (DuPage)6.9
North Aurora (Kane)6.7
Peotone (Will)6.6
Peotone (Will)6.6
La Salle (La Salle)6.6
Homewood (Cook)6.5
Bourbonnais (Kankakee)6.3
Botanic Gardens (Cook)6.3
Streator (La Salle)6.1
Mendota (La Salle)6
Midway Airport, Chicago (Cook)5.8
Crete (Will)5.7
New Lenox (Will)5.6
New Lenox (Will)5.5
Batavia (Kane)5.5
Ottawa (La Salle)5.4
Park Forest (Cook)5.4
Morris (Grundy)5.3
Aurora (DuPage)5.3
Paw Paw (Lee)5.2
Plainfield (Kendall)5.2
Mendota (La Salle)5.1
St. Anne (Kankakee)4.8
Romeoville (Will)4.7
Worth (Cook)4.6
Westmont (DuPage)4.5
Park Forest (Cook)4.5
Manhattan (Will)4.5
Manhattan (Will)4.5
Chatsworth (Livingston)4.5
Chatsworth (Livingston)4.5
Batavia (Kane)4.4
Dixon (Lee)4.3
Elmhurst (DuPage)4.2
Lansing (Cook)4.1
Rochelle (Ogle)4
Milford (Iroquois)4
Wilmington (Will)4
Homer Glen (Will)4
Aurora (DuPage)3.8
Channahon (Will)3.8
Bolingbrook (DuPage)3.7
Countryside (Cook)3.7
Lockport (Will)3.6
Montgomery (Kendall)3.6
Pontiac (Livingston)3.5
Plainfield (Will)3.5
Ottawa (La Salle)3.5
Bonfield (Kankakee)3.5
Marseilles (La Salle)3.2
Lincolnwood (Cook)3.2
Steward (Lee)3
Joliet (Will)3
Joliet (Will)3
Amboy (Lee)2.9
Carbon Hill (Grundy)2.9
Coal City (Grundy)2.9
Lincolnwood (Cook)2.8
Plainfield (Will)2.6
Chicago (Cook)1.3
Crown Point (Lake, Indiana)9.5
Merrillville (Lake, Indiana)9.3
Lakes of the Four Seasons (Porter, Indiana)8.6
Wheatfield (Jasper, Indiana)8
Hebron (Porter, Indiana)7.5
St. John (Lake, Indiana)7.5
Lakes of the Four Seasons (Porter, Indiana)6
De Motte (Jasper, Indiana)5.9
Crown Point (Lake, Indiana)5.6
Dyer (Lake, Indiana)5.6
Morocco (Newton, Indiana)5.5
Valparaiso (Porter, Indiana)5.4
Lake Village (Newton, Indiana)5
Valparaiso (Porter, Indiana)5
Valparaiso (Porter, Indiana)4.9
Mount Ayr (Newton, Indiana)4.6
Remington (Jasper, Indiana)4.1
Valparaiso (Porter, Indiana)4
Hobart (Lake, Indiana)4
De Motte (Jasper, Indiana)4
Rensselaer (Jasper, Indiana)2.5

Sources: NASA, National Weather Service


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