UPDATE: Winter Storm Nemo Leaves up to 9.5 Inches of Snow Across Northern Illinois

Early snowfall totals show 7 inches of snow in Beach Park as of 6 p.m., and 2.1 in Huntley as of 7:15.

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.

Palatine and Arlington Heights both had slightly less than 4 inches of snow as of 11:50 p.m. 


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.

Craig Apelbaum February 08, 2013 at 06:21 PM
Snow is fun to walk in and play in. But be careful, don't slip and fall


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