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Snowfall Totals for Chicago Suburbs

Gurnee has seen the most in the Chicago area with 18 inches. How's it looking near you?

There are no official snow totals for Western Springs, but Elmhurst officially has received 11 inches of snow and La Grange Park has 7.4, with the Chicago area winner of Gurnee getting as much as 18 inches during Chicago's most-recent snowstorm, according to the National Weather Service. 

The snowstorm that started New Year's Eve and continued through today is being hailed as the largest to hit the area since the the Ground Hog Day blizzard of 2011, according to the Chicago Weather Center blog

Snow could continue to fall this afternoon in some suburbs with a lake effect snow warning in effect for Lake, Cook, DuPage and Will counties.  A wind chill advisory will take effect for much of the area from 9 p.m. Thursday through 10 a.m. Friday with temperatures between -8 to -18 expected and wind chill values between -15 and -25 degrees. 

The National Weather Service reported two-day snowfall totals as of 9:25 a.m. Thursday with Gurnee topping its chart with 18 inches of snow. Here is a look at what other communities recorded for snowfall: 
  • Gurnee: 18.0
  • Highwood: 15.1 
  • Riverwoods: 13.8 
  • Mundelein: 13.7 
  • Buffalo Grove: 13.7 
  • Inverness: 13.5 
  • Beach Park: 12.9 
  • Elk Grove Village: 12.8 
  • Harwood Heights: 12.8 
  • Schaumburg: 12.7 
  • Arlington Heights: 12.3 
  • Lake Villa: 11.9 
  • Waukegan: 11.8 
  • Park Ridge: 11.8 
  • Elmhurst: 11.0 
  • Lincolnwood: 10.8 
  • Genoa: 10.4 
  • Barrington: 10.3 
  • Botanic Gardens: 9.7 
  • Hoffman Estates: 9.4 
  • Winfield: 9.1 
  • Elgin: 9.1 
  • St. Charles: 9.0 
  • Oak Park: 9.0 
  • Harvard: 9.0 
  • Bull Valley: 8.8 
  • Carol Stream: 8.6 
  • Woodstock: 8.0 
  • Rockford: 8.0  
  • Downers Grove: 8.0 
  • Midway: 7.5 
  • Geneva: 7.5  
  • LaGrange Park: 7.4 
  • North Aurora: 7.2 
  • Burr Ridge: 7.2 
  • Oak Brook: 6.9 
  • Lisle: 6.7  
  • Batavia: 6.7 
  • Bartlett: 6.5
  • Aurora: 6.5
  • Plainfield: 6.3 
  • Marengo: 6.0 
  • O'Hare: 5.8 
  • Bolingbrook: 5.5
  • Palos Park: 5.1 
  • Yorkville: .4.5 
For those heading back to work on Thursday, slippery roads slowed traffic and the Illinois State Police reported spin-outs but no major accidents, according to the Chicago Tribune. Hundreds of flights were cancelled Thursday morning at O'Hare, according to the article.
Lea MacIntosh January 02, 2014 at 02:38 PM
I've got 14.5 inches in my backyard here in Western Springs. And it's still snowing.
Joseph R. Martan January 03, 2014 at 05:02 PM
On New Year's Day I went out at 2:15 p.m. and 10:30 p.m. to shovel. I took out a yardstick and stuck it on the sidewalk surface. Each time showed four inches. Yesterday afternoon, when it finally stopped snowing I want out to shovel and did the same thing with the yardstick. It showed six inches. So, over the two day period a total of fourteen inches fell around 41st and Gilbert.

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