307. Barrington Blizzard SNOW DAY Photo Contest

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The Blizzard of 2011 Begins

Late this afternoon, the announcement Barrington students had been waiting for finally arrived. School District 220 has officially CANCELED ALL CLASSES, closing all Barrington 220 schools for tomorrow (Wednesday) due to the severe weather. As of 3 this afternoon, the Chicago Area Blizzard Warning is in full effect and Barrington is in the middle of what’s predicted to be 24 hours of fierce winds and falling snow.

The Blizzard of 2011 Begins

With up 12-24 inches of snow expected to fall by tomorrow afternoon, this is forecast to be one of the worst storms in 44 years.  When we wake up tomorrow, all eyes will be outside to see whether Mother Nature lived up to all the hype.  Hopefully your pantries are stocked, your fireplaces ablaze and your puzzles, board games and books all ready for tomorrow’s snow day.

If you’re looking for something to do, we’re hosting a special Barrington Blizzard SNOW DAY Photo Contest here at 365Barrington.com where YOUR pictures take center stage. So dig out your camera (or put your kids to the task) and snap a few photos of what a snow day looks like to you. Whether you venture out into the cold to take a picture or photograph your snowed-in scenes at home, all you have to do is upload your favorite image or images in the form below and, once the storm subsides, we’ll open it up for a vote and announce the grand prize winner right here at 365Barrington.com. (Multiple photo submissions are welcome.)

By the way, the grand prize is a pair of tickets to see a movie at South Barrington’s dine-in Gold Class Cinemas.  So stay warm, sleep well and let’s see what tomorrow brings!


  1. There is nothing quite as peaceful as being outside after a newly fallen snow. I so enjoyed the last couple days. Used my snowblower on the sidewalks in front of 4 houses on my block. Helped the neighbors dig out and did my own. There was a lot of people walking down the street and no cars.

    I’m thinking I could deal with 1 blizzard per year.

    • I’m with you, Bill. It just takes one storm to get your blizzard fix for the year. It’s peaceful and beautiful, but there is something a little claustrophobic about all of that snow. It also made me think of the days ahead when we can spend more time outdoors. It won’t be long now, right? Nice to hear from you, Bill. I look forward to catching up again soon.

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