January 4th-5th Winter Storm

Fast Facts

  • Chicago saw 11.7" of snow at O'Hare, which was the largest snowfall since the 2011 Groundhog's Day blizzard.
  • The 8.7 inches of snow at Chicago on January 5th set a new calendar day record snowfall for Chicago, breaking the old record of  6.2" set in 2005.


Snowfall Maps and Snowfall Reports

Storm total snowfall maps are for January 4th-5th. These maps are an objective analysis of NWS Cooperative Observer Program (COOP) and Community Collaborative Rain, Hail and Snow Network (CoCoRaHS) snowfall reports.

Local 48-Hour Snowfall Map (click to enlarge)

Local 48 Hour Snowfall Map January 4-5 2014

Regional 48-Hour Snowfall Map (click to enlarge)

Regional 48 Hour Snowfall Map January 4-5 2014

11.7" at Chicago O'Hare
9.6" at Chicago Midway
 2.8" at Rockford
11.2" in NWS Chicago in Romeoville


Text Listing of Snowfall Reports from NWS Cooperative and CoCoRaHS Observers

PUBLIC INFORMATION STATEMENT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE CHICAGO/ROMEOVILLE IL
616 PM CST MON JAN 6 2014 /716 PM EST MON JAN 6 2014/

...2-DAY SNOWFALL ROUND-UP...

THE FOLLOWING ARE SNOW AMOUNTS FOR THE PREVIOUS 2 DAYS
AS MEASURED IN THE MORNING BY NWS  COOPERATIVE AND COCORAHS
OBSERVERS. OBSERVATIONS ARE USUALLY TAKEN AT 7 AM. THANKS
TO ALL OF OUR DEDICATED OBSERVERS DURING THIS EVENT!

  2-DAY SNOW TOTALS FOR MONDAY (01/06/14)
     AS OF 05:50 PM CST

ILLINOIS                                 2-DAY SNOW FALL
  LOCATION (COUNTY):                         AMT(IN) REPORTS

  BURNHAM-HEGEWISCH 2NNW (COOK)................15.6     (2)
  PARK FOREST (COOK)...........................14.6     (2)
  HOMER GLEN 1ENE (WILL).......................13.5     (2)
  LINCOLNWOOD 2E (COOK)........................13.2     (2)
  HARWOOD HEIGHTS 2NNE (COOK)..................12.6     (2)
  OHARE (COOK).................................11.7     (2)
  CHICAGO 6ESE (COOK)..........................11.6     (2)
  ROMEOVILLE (WILL)............................11.2     (2)
  CRETE 3E (WILL)..............................11.1     (2)
  STREATOR (LIVINGSTON)........................11.0     (2)
  ELMHURST 1ESE (DU PAGE)......................11.0     (2)
  PLAINFIELD 5SW (KENDALL).....................10.3     (2)
  CHATSWORTH (LIVINGSTON)......................10.0     (2)
  SCHAUMBURG  2E (COOK).........................9.9     (2)
  OAK BROOK (DU PAGE)...........................9.6     (2)
  MIDWAY COOP (COOK)............................9.6     (2)
  LOCKPORT 1SE (WILL)...........................9.5     (2)
  MINOOKA (GRUNDY)..............................9.5     (2)
  WINFIELD (DU PAGE)............................9.0     (2)
  HOMER GLEN 4WNW (WILL)........................9.0     (2)
  MARSEILLES 6WNW (LA SALLE)....................9.0     (2)
  ASHKUM 5.6E (IROQUOIS)........................9.0     (2)
  DWIGHT (LIVINGSTON)...........................9.0     (2)
  MORRIS (GRUNDY)...............................8.7     (2)
  HOMEWOOD (COOK)...............................8.7     (2)
  YORKVILLE 2SE (KENDALL).......................8.5     (2)
  PEOTONE (WILL)................................8.5     (2)
  PONTIAC 1ESE (LIVINGSTON).....................8.5     (2)
  STREATOR 1WSW (LA SALLE)......................8.5     (2)
  MORRIS 6ESE (GRUNDY)..........................8.5     (2)
  CARBON HILL 3.1N (GRUNDY).....................8.5     (2)
  COAL CITY 4NNW (GRUNDY).......................8.5     (2)
  BOURBONNAIS (KANKAKEE)........................8.4     (2)
  NEW LENOX 3E (WILL)...........................8.2     (2)
  GLEN ELLYN 2SSE (DU PAGE).....................8.2     (2)
  WESTMONT 1SSE (DU PAGE).......................8.2     (2)
  PARK RIDGE (COOK).............................8.1     (2)
  PEOTONE (WILL)................................8.0     (2)
  BONFIELD 4WSW (KANKAKEE)......................8.0     (2)
  ORLAND HILLS 1SE (COOK).......................8.0     (2)
  OAK PARK 2S (COOK)............................8.0     (2)
  JOLIET 2N (WILL)..............................7.9     (2)
  YORKVILLE 1NE (KENDALL).......................7.9     (2)
  AURORA 4SE (DU PAGE)..........................7.9     (2)
  GENEVA 1SSW (KANE)............................7.6     (2)
  NEW LENOX 2SE (WILL)..........................7.5     (2)
  LA SALLE (LA SALLE)...........................7.5     (2)
  PALOS PARK 1SW (COOK).........................7.5     (2)
  WATSEKA (IROQUOIS)............................7.2     (1)
  MILFORD (IROQUOIS)............................7.2     (2)
  NORTH AURORA 2NE (KANE).......................7.2     (2)
  GENEVA 3WSW (KANE)............................7.2     (2)
  HOFFMAN ESTATES 5W (COOK).....................7.2     (1)
  NAPERVILLE 1NW (DU PAGE)......................7.2     (2)
  SHERIDAN 3SSE (LA SALLE)......................7.1     (2)
  MONTGOMERY 1SSE (KENDALL).....................7.0     (2)
  BOLINGBROOK 3NE (DU PAGE).....................7.0     (2)
  WORTH (COOK)..................................7.0     (2)
  CHICAGO RIDGE (COOK)..........................7.0     (2)
  AURORA (KANE).................................7.0     (2)
  ELK GROVE VILLAGE 2WSW (COOK).................6.8     (2)
  SHERIDAN (LA SALLE)...........................6.8     (1)
  BARTLETT 1SSE (DU PAGE).......................6.8     (2)
  SCHAUMBURG 3WSW (COOK)........................6.8     (2)
  ARLINGTON HEIGHTS 2NNW (COOK).................6.7     (2)
  BOTANIC GARDENS (COOK)........................6.7     (2)
  BATAVIA 1WNW (KANE)...........................6.7     (2)
  ST ANNE (KANKAKEE)............................6.6     (2)
  PLAINFIELD (WILL).............................6.6     (2)
  STREATOR 4ENE (LA SALLE)......................6.6     (2)
  ELK GROVE VILLAGE 1ESE (COOK).................6.6     (2)
  BATAVIA (KANE)................................6.6     (2)
  JOLIET LOCK/DAM (WILL)........................6.5     (2)
  HIGHWOOD 1S (LAKE)............................6.5     (2)
  LISLE (DU PAGE)...............................6.5     (2)
  INVERNESS 2S (COOK)...........................6.4     (2)
  ELGIN (KANE)..................................6.4     (2)
  WESTMONT (DU PAGE)............................6.4     (2)
  LA GRANGE PARK 1SSW (COOK)....................6.1     (2)
  ELBURN (KANE).................................6.0     (2)
  PAXTON (FORD).................................6.0     (1)
  RIVERWOODS (LAKE).............................6.0     (2)
  ELBURN (KANE).................................6.0     (2)
  OTTAWA 2N (LA SALLE)..........................5.9     (2)
  FAIRBURY (LIVINGSTON).........................5.9     (2)
  LAKE ZURICH (LAKE)............................5.7     (2)
  ELGIN 2W (KANE)...............................5.6     (2)
  DOWNERS GROVE 2SE (DU PAGE)...................5.6     (2)
  WILMINGTON 3SE (WILL).........................5.5     (2)
  WATSEKA 6.9WNW (IROQUOIS).....................5.5     (2)
  ELGIN 1S (KANE)...............................5.3     (2)
  ELGIN (KANE)..................................5.3     (2)
  BUFFALO GROVE 2N (LAKE).......................5.1     (2)
  DE KALB (DE KALB).............................5.1     (1)
  OTTAWA (LA SALLE).............................5.0     (2)
  MENDOTA 2SE (LA SALLE)........................5.0     (2)
  LAKE FOREST 2NNE (LAKE).......................5.0     (1)
  EARLVILLE 3S (LA SALLE).......................5.0     (1)
  CORTLAND (DE KALB)............................4.9     (2)
  ASHTON (LEE)..................................4.5     (1)
  ROSELLE 1ESE (DU PAGE)........................4.5     (2)
  MALTA (DE KALB)...............................4.4     (1)
  BARRINGTON (LAKE).............................4.4     (2)
  GENOA (DE KALB)...............................4.3     (2)
  STEWARD (LEE).................................4.0     (2)
  DIXON 2SW (LEE)...............................3.8     (2)
  MENDOTA (LA SALLE)............................3.6     (2)
  BEACH PARK 1W (LAKE)..........................3.6     (2)
  GURNEE 2W (LAKE)..............................3.6     (2)
  ROCHELLE (OGLE)...............................3.5     (2)
  MUNDELEIN (LAKE)..............................3.2     (2)
  ROCKFORD 3NE (WINNEBAGO)......................3.2     (2)
  BULL VALLEY 2WNW (MCHENRY)....................3.2     (2)
  GURNEE 2NE (LAKE).............................3.2     (2)
  WOODSTOCK 5NW (MCHENRY).......................3.1     (2)
  LAKE VILLA 1SSW (LAKE)........................3.1     (2)
  DIXON 3NNW (LEE)..............................3.0     (2)
  ROCKFORD (WINNEBAGO)..........................2.8     (2)
  ROCKFORD 1NW (WINNEBAGO)......................2.8     (2)
  WONDER LAKE 1WNW (MCHENRY)....................2.6     (2)
  ROCKFORD 2ENE (WINNEBAGO).....................2.5     (2)
  WAUKEGAN 2N (LAKE)............................2.5     (2)
  BYRON 3N (OGLE)...............................2.3     (2)
  SPRING GROVE 2N (MCHENRY).....................2.1     (2)
  ROSCOE 2SE (WINNEBAGO)........................2.1     (2)
  ROSCOE 2ESE (WINNEBAGO).......................2.1     (2)
  CAPRON (BOONE)................................2.0     (2)
  HARVARD (MCHENRY).............................2.0     (2)
  ROCKTON 1ESE (WINNEBAGO)......................1.4     (1)

INDIANA                                    2-DAY SNOW FALL
  LOCATION (COUNTY):                         AMT(IN) REPORTS

  VALPARAISO 3WSW (PORTER).....................18.3     (2)
  VALPARAISO 1SE (PORTER)......................15.8     (2)
  PORTER 1S (PORTER)...........................15.7     (2)
  CROWN POINT 1N (LAKE)........................15.6     (2)
  VALPARAISO 2NW (PORTER)......................14.4     (2)
  PORTAGE 1ESE (PORTER)........................14.0     (2)
  VALPARAISO 5NNE (PORTER).....................13.2     (2)
  DE MOTTE 4SW (JASPER)........................12.5     (2)
  VALPARAISO 1NNW (PORTER).....................12.4     (2)
  ST. JOHN (LAKE)..............................12.0     (2)
  DYER 1WNW (LAKE).............................11.7     (2)
  RENSSELAER (JASPER)..........................10.0     (2)
  REMINGTON (JASPER)...........................10.0     (2)
  REMINGTON (JASPER)............................9.8     (2)
  HEBRON 4NE (PORTER)...........................9.2     (2)
  MOUNT AYR 2NNE (NEWTON).......................9.2     (2)
  VALPARAISO 4SW (PORTER).......................9.0     (2)
  RENSSELAER 6SE (JASPER).......................8.5     (2)
  VALPARAISO 6SSW (PORTER)......................8.0     (2)
  CROWN POINT 2WSW (LAKE).......................8.0     (2)
  DE MOTTE 1NNW (JASPER)........................8.0     (2)
  LAKES OF THE FOUR SEASONS (PORTER)............7.5     (2)
  DE MOTTE 1SSW (JASPER)........................7.5     (2)
  
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