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.

Cheryl Wessely February 08, 2013 at 02:58 AM
Ha ha
brian wilson February 08, 2013 at 02:59 AM
I would have named it PITA.
Jon Hall February 08, 2013 at 03:03 AM
The weather channel totally blew every aspect of forecasting this storm. If you followed their forecast on the web today HP was going to get an inch of snow, and their forecast on Comcast at 4 PM reflected same. Every storm is the storm of the century these days. Boston is getting all this advance hype on Nemo, but with any Nor'easter, it's 50/50 it could be a heavy cold rain.
Carol S. Kohn February 08, 2013 at 03:37 AM
Just glad that I'd not gone out at all today as I've been having very bad lower back pain problems since Tuesday afternoon as I had medical appointments up in north Evanston as I depend on public transportation to get there and back home since I don't own or drive a car! Yes, I was able to reschedule these appointments too!
Sully February 08, 2013 at 11:51 AM
The desire to make a comment such as yours about something so trivial is what happens when you sit at home all day with too much time on your hands.
Procrustes' Foil February 08, 2013 at 12:14 PM
You're right. The Weather Channel totally blew it as it has blown it several times in the past. That's why I watch CLTV for weather news. CLTV gets it right.
chris February 08, 2013 at 12:59 PM
Forecast Accuracy: 1-3 days 80% 3-5 days 60% 5 days and beyond is an educated guess. When it comes to precipitation amounts it's variable by the square mile because of micro climates and other factors. This is especially true for snow where you have conversion factors as well.
Rick February 08, 2013 at 01:15 PM
The naming of winter storms is merely a hype tactic by TWC. It is winter, it snows and I love it. It was beautiul this morning but now I have to go plow it so the school kids don't have to trudge through it. Good snowman making snow by the way.
Brian L. February 08, 2013 at 01:16 PM
I'm going to go ahead and agree with Dan here though. Don't think they need a name. Big Snowstorm or blizzard would work just fine.
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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