This timelapse is called Chicago snowstorm 2011 in 2 minutes (time lapse), and was created by an awesome Primelapse user on YouTube on YouTube. It is 00:02:05 long. The last time we checked (on March 31st, 2015), it had around 17,000 plays on YouTube


This is a time-lapse video of the Chicago snowstorm of Feb 2011. It’s somewhat hard to see how much snow there is, but you can see the small bushes around the tree get buried in the overnight snowfall.

The video is composed of 1,799 photos taken out my front window in northwest suburban Chicago. A Nikon D80 DSLR was set on a tripod with an external shutter release timed to take one snapshot every minute.

The first photo was taken on Feb 1 at 5:55am, and the last photo on Feb 2 at 1:18pm. There is a 1.5 hour (approximate) gap starting at 6:45pm Feb 1 (because I had to recharge the camera battery).

The video renders 15 snapshots per second, so the 30-hour sequence plays in only 2 minutes.

I overlaid a date/time stamp to show the actual time of each frame.



Illinois, USA



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