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Snowstorm Update: How Much Snow Fell in Northern Illinois?

Winter Storm Saturn was expected to dump 6-10 inches of snow across northern Illinois.

Update, 11:20 p.m.: Here's a look at more snowfall totals.

  • Barrington, 6.7 inches, 11 p.m.
  • Northbrook, 6.2 inches, 10:15 p.m.
  • Joliet, 8.7 inches, 9:50 p.m.
  • Lake Bluff, 6.1 inches, 9:30 p.m.
  • Homewood, 9 inches, 9:15 p.m.
  • O'Hare Airport, 9.1 inches, 9 p.m.
  • Oak Park, 8.1 inches, 9 p.m.
  • Darien, 7.4 inches, 9 p.m.
  • Wheaton, 6.5 inches, 8:45 p.m.
  • Mokena, 7.9 inches, 8:45 p.m.
  • Bolingbrook, 7 inches, 8:37 p.m.

Editor's Note: I wanted to note that not all towns have totals on the National Weather Service website. The National Weather Service relies on snowfall reports (emailed, phoned in or via Facebook) from residents and observers. So, sadly, I can only provide totals for the Patch communities included in the reports they've received. I often include other non-Patch communities just to offer a look at other regional totals.

Did you measure the snowfall at your house? Share your totals in the comment section!

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Update, 7:04 p.m.: Check out the latest snowfall totals as reported to the National Weather Service in Chicago. I'll provide another update around 11 p.m.

  • Sycamore, 8.5 inches, 6:48 p.m.
  • Elgin, 8 inches, 6:40 p.m.
  • Carol Stream, 6.5 inches, 6:20 p.m.
  • Cary, 6.3 inches, 6 p.m.
  • Gurnee, 4 inches, 4:32 p.m.
  • Belvidere, 8.8 inches, 4:02 p.m.
  • O'Hare Airport, 6 inches, 4 p.m.
  • Rockford, 7.6 inches, 4 p.m.
  • Romeoville, 5.9 inches, 4 p.m.
  • DeKalb, 8.5 inches, 4 p.m.
  • Bourbonnais, 6 inches, 4 p.m.
  • Lisle, 5.6 inches, 3:57 p.m.

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Update, 3:24 p.m.: Here are more snowfall totals as reported to the National Weather Service by observers and residents.

  • Midway Airport, 5.1 inches, 2:55 p.m.
  • Downers Grove, 5.1 inches, 2:55 p.m.
  • Morris, 3.4 inches, 2:45 p.m.
  • Elmhurst, 4.6 inches, 2:40 p.m.
  • Oak Forest, 4.2 inches, 2:40 p.m.
  • Arlington Heights, 5 inches, 2:40 p.m.
  • Evanston, 5 inches, 2:30 p.m.
  • Chicago Ridge, 4.5 inches, 2:30 p.m.
  • Harvard, 6.8 inches, 2:30 p.m.
  • Mokena, 5.3 inches, 2:30 p.m.
  • Gurnee, 3.3 inches, 2:27 p.m.
  • Rockford, 7.3 inches, 2:23 p.m.
  • Peotone, 4.3 inches, 2:15 p.m.
  • Deerfield, 3.2 inches, 2:08 p.m.
  • Beach Park, 3.3 inches, 2 p.m.
  • Gages Lake, 3.2 inches, 1:50 p.m.
  • Chicago, 3.4 inches, 1:45 p.m.
  • Huntley, 5 inches, 1:30 p.m.

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Original story: As the snow continues to fall, I bet many of you are wondering, "Where's Spring?"

I know I am! And believe me, if I could, indeed, control the weather, it would be 75 degrees and sunny every day!

You may also be wondering, "How much snow has fallen out there?"

Here's a look at some of the snowfall totals so far, as reported to the National Weather Service in Chicago:

  • McHenry, 4.5 inches, 12:33 p.m.
  • Peotone, 2.4 inches, 12:15 p.m.
  • DeKalb, 5 inches, 12:15 p.m.
  • Glencoe, 1.4 inches, 12:01 p.m.
  • Algonquin, 2.7 inches, Noon
  • Downers Grove, 2.6 inches, Noon
  • Aurora, 3.5 inches, 11:55 a.m.
  • Grayslake, 2.4 inches, 11:50 a.m.
  • Huntley, 3.5 inches, 11:45 a.m.

I'll provide updates throughout the day!

Sandra Reid March 05, 2013 at 09:48 PM
Sorry to tell you it is 82* in Peoria, Arizona! Your turn will come soon! Enjoy the beautiful, new snow while you can! Go out and make a snowman! Sandie Reid Peoria, AZ - formerly Sandie Swichtenberg of Lake Zurich.
Procrustes' Foil March 06, 2013 at 12:00 PM
Thanks, Korrina. I know that you'll be just as diligent in reporting good weather.
Laurie Montanye March 06, 2013 at 01:07 PM
We are leaving sunny Florida today to come back to snow !!! Yeah, NOT. Hopefully Rockford is open
Liz Levine March 06, 2013 at 03:31 PM
I'm curious who reported these totals. I live in Cary and I know that I cleared at least 7-8" of snow from my driveway and walks yesterday.
DeAnn Glover March 06, 2013 at 09:36 PM
We live in Chicago. It is winter time. Snow is expected. Since when does a little snow deserve a name? If we get a little rain in the Spring, are we going to give it a name? It all seems a little silly to me. BTW This post will show reject because I am sending it from my mobile.
Cristel Mohrman (Editor) March 06, 2013 at 09:57 PM
I had the same reaction when I heard about the snowstorm names, but now that it's been started, we can't leave the poor rain out! What would be some good rainstorm names? Rainstorm Raina? Thunderous Thor?
DeAnn Glover March 07, 2013 at 05:05 AM
Thanks Cristel. I am glad I am not the only one to see how ridiculous this is. I like your names for the first rain of the Spring & thunderstorm of the summer.

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