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UPDATED: Snowfall Totals for McHenry County, Chicago Area

How much snow fell in your neck of the woods?

Snowplow in Crystal Lake on Jan. 1, 2014.
Snowplow in Crystal Lake on Jan. 1, 2014.
By Amie Schaenzer, Editor


As much as 18 inches reportedly fell in nearby Gurnee during Chicago's most-recent snowstorm, the most recorded throughout the suburbs, 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 alake 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: 

Locally:
  • Cary: 11.8 inches
  • Woodstock: 8 inches
  • Harvard: 9.0
  • Rockford: 8.0
  • Marengo: 6.0
Nearby:
  • 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 Hts: 12.3 
  • Lake Villa: 11.9 
  • Waukegan: 11.8 
  • Park Ridge: 11.8 
  • Elmhurst: 11.0 
  • Lincolonwood: 10.8 
  • Genoa: 10.4 
  • Barrington: 10.3 
  • Hoffman Estates: 9.4 
  • Winfield: 9.1 
  • Elgin: 9.1 
  • St. Charles: 9.0 
  • Oak Park: 9.0 
  • Bull Valley: 8.8 
  • Carol Stream: 8.6 
  • Downers Grove: 8.0 
  • Geneva: 7.5  
  • La Grange Park: 7.4 
  • North Aurora: 7.2 
  • Oak Brook: 6.9 
  • Lisle: 6.7  
  • Batavia: 6.7 
  • Bartlett: 6.5
  • Aurora: 6.5
  • Plainfield: 6.3 
  • O'Hare: 5.8 
  • Yorkville: 4.5 
The Chicago Weather Center Blog reported the snowfall totals from reports received this morning from a snowstorm that started New Year's Eve and continued through Jan. 2. Here is a look at other snowfall totals, according to the blog: 
  • Schaumburg: 14.5 inches
  • Gurnee: 16 inches
  • Arlington Heights: 16 inches
  • Evanston: 10 inches
  • Cary: 11.8 inches
  • Mundelein: 13.7 inches
  • Wheaton: 7 inches
  • Streamwood: 11.9 inches
  • Winfield: 9.1 inches
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.

Holly Petrie January 02, 2014 at 12:59 PM
ALITH Patch, why isn't Algonquin or LITH listed?
Amie Schaenzer (Editor) January 02, 2014 at 03:17 PM
Hi Holly! The reason why Algonquin and LITH were not listed is because the National Weather Service did not include either of the communities in its list.

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