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UPDATE: Final Snowfall Totals Across Northern Illinois

How much snow fell in your neighborhood?

Update, 1:25 p.m. Feb. 7: The National Weather Service released its final list of snowfall totals today.

As of 10:30 a.m., the highest total was in Beach Park, which saw 9.6 inches. Many other communities, like Bourbonnais and Bridgeview, saw just a trace of snow.

Here's a look at a sampling of other snowfall totals:

  • Lake Villa, 8.8
  • Fox Lake, 8.2
  • Woodstock, 8
  • Waukegan, 7.9
  • Gurnee, 7.8
  • Mundelein, 7.1
  • Lake Zurich, 6.5
  • Highwood, 6.4
  • Buffalo Grove, 5.4
  • Cary, 5.3
  • Barrington, 5
  • Algonquin, 5
  • Palatine, 4.5
  • Arlington Heights, 4.2
  • Elgin, 4
  • Huntley, 4
  • Schaumburg, 1.8
  • Oak Brook, 1.3
  • Downers Grove, 1.2
  • Aurora, .7
  • Lisle, .7
  • Oak Park, .5


Update, 10:19 p.m.: The highest storm total seen in northern Illinois as of 10 p.m. Thursday was Zion, which saw 9.5 inches of snow.


Update, 9:42 p.m.: The National Weather Service in Chicago has just updated its storm totals. Here are some of the latest numbers:

  • Gurnee, 8.5 inches as of 9:15 p.m.
  • Oak Brook, 1 inch as of 8:50 p.m.
  • Bull Valley, 6.5 inches as of 8:29 p.m.
  • Beach Park, 8.5 inches as of 8 p.m.


Original story, 8:19 p.m.: Winter Storm Nemo, as it was named by The Weather Channel, has left some impressive snow totals across the region, with some areas seeing around 7 inches of heavy snow.

Early snowfall reports on the National Weather Service Chicago website show a range of totals, from 2 inches in Elk Grove Village at 6 p.m. to 7 inches in Beach Park.

The totals were reported to the National Weather Service by broadcast media, trained public, residents and CoCoRaHS, or the Community Collaborative Rain, Hail and Snow Network.

Here's a look at a sampling of totals from around the region and when those totals were reported to the National Weather Service:

  • Lake Bluff, 4.3 inches as of 5 p.m. The trained spotter reported 3.3 inches falling within two hours.
  • Wadsworth, 4.5 inches as of 3:05 p.m.
  • Mundelein, 5.1 inches as of 5:10 p.m
  • Gurnee, 6 inches as of 5:10 p.m.
  • Northbrook, 4.6 inches as of 5:43 p.m.
  • Grayslake, 6.1 inches as of 6 p.m.
  • Beach Park, 7 inches as of 6 p.m.
  • Elk Grove Village, 2 inches as of 6 p.m.
  • McHenry, 5.3 inches as of 6 p.m.
  • Huntley, 4.6 inches as of 7 p.m.
  • Evanston, 2.1 inches as of 7:15 p.m.

We'll add more storm totals as they become available.

How much snow fell in your neighborhood? Tell us in the comments.

Katie Osmon February 08, 2013 at 03:32 PM
My weather alerts on my phone from twc were accurate! :) it was originally reporting 2-6 on Tuesday and Wednesday, then switched to 3-8 yesterday. I'm in Grayslake, and shoveled our big driveway 4 times! That was some heavy snow! I even shoveled our neighbours driveway for them. :)
Harry Gio February 08, 2013 at 04:46 PM
Y o w z a !!!
jim February 08, 2013 at 06:50 PM
I am going to agree with both of Dan's comments since they are both correct.
Mozaffar Javed February 09, 2013 at 02:13 AM
Astro Meteorology of winter storm Nemo http://bit.ly/Xdwupq


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