Weather Update: Latest snow fall totals and accumulation so far

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Radar imagery at noon CST showed steady snow continuing over northwest Indiana. Across northeast Illinois, activity will persist as bands of moderate snow slowly shift east across the region. Visibility in these heavier snow bands will lower to 1/2 mile or less at times.

Recent snowfall reports as of noon CST:

Elburn……………………5.8 inches

Kankakee………………4.5 inches

Joliet…………………….4.3 inches

Midway airport………..4.1 inches

Crest Hill………………..4.1 inches

Rogers Park…………..4.0 inches

Channahon……………3.7 inches

Elk Grove………………3.0 inches

Additional snowfall this afternoon is forecast to range from a dusting far northwest suburbs, to around an inch city and south. Heavier totals up to 3 inches are possible heading across northwest Indiana.


IDOT reports that most of the tollway system in the Chicago area is free of ice and snow. Interstates have patchy snow and ice. Stretches of interstate highway highlighted in red are snow covered. Snow covered interstates are mainly in areas of heavier snowfall downstate.

Untreated, secondary roads throughout Chicagoland, and most of Illinois are snow covered. Temperatures through the afternoon are expected to remain nearly steady in the upper 20s and lower 30s.


Merrillville IN 4.0 inches

Fowler, IN 5-6 inches

Itasca 4.0 inches

Northbrook 2.3 inches

Huntley 2.4 inches

Bartlett 3.3 inches

Lakemoor 3.5 inches

Lansing 3.4 inches

St. Charles 4.0

Elk Grove 2.7 inches


Though not falling at blinding rates, this morning’s steady, light snow with temperatures below freezing continues to add up. As expected the largest snowfall totals are across the south portions of the metro area.

The latest snowfall totals through 9am

Midlothian 4.0 inches

Harwood Heights 2.5 inches

Wheaton 3.0 inches

Oak Lawn 3.3 inches

Hometown 4.9 inches

Manhattan 4.0 inches

Yorkville 4.0 inches

Peotone 3.0 inches

Pontiac 4.0 inches

Crest Hill 3.3 inches

Carbon Hill 3.4 inches


At 8AM CST snow continued to fall over the Chicago area into northwest Indiana. The heaviest snow indicated by weather radar was occurring just east of Joliet into northwest Indiana, with more snow developing back to our southwest and headed in this direction. Snow intensity is up and down – varying considerably, but significant snowfall will continue through the morning – diminishing gradually this afternoon.

Some selected recent reports:

Location/County        snowfall(inches)

Ottawa                                4.0

Palos Park                          2.5

Lincolnwood                       2.5

Schaumburg                      1.5

Chicago Ridge                   2.6

Glenview                            2.0

Westmont                          2.8

Lisle                                  2.6

Bartlett                              1.3

St. Charles                        2.3

Geneva                             2.4

Batavia                              2.4

Ashkum, Iroquois Co        4.5

Sugar Grove                     2.0

Gurnee                             1.5

Dixon                                2.1

Lockport                           3.5

Romeoville                       2.8

Seneca, LaSalle Co         5.0

Southern Cook Co           3.5

Lombard                          2.4

Steger, Will Co                4.0

Belvidere                         1.0

Wilmington                      4.0

Buckley, Iroquois Co       5.0

Tinley Park                      3.5

Grant Park, Kankakee    4.0

Mazon , Grundy Co        4.0

Crown Point, IN              4.2

Lake Village, IN              4.2

Valparaiso, IN                 4.5


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