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Snowfall Totals for Chicago Suburbs; How Much Snow Did Elmhurst Get?

Elmhurst officially has received 11 inches of snow, and as much as 18 inches reportedly fell in Gurnee 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.
Rich Sarna January 02, 2014 at 01:33 PM
11" in Elmhurst??? Try 15" as of 12PM...just measured it in my backyard.
Faust January 02, 2014 at 02:09 PM
17 inches where I am. The Lord works in mysterious ways
Karen Chadra (Editor) January 02, 2014 at 02:59 PM
These totals were reported by the National Weather Service at 9:25 a.m., so it's not surprising the totals are higher now.

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