Record-Breaking Rainfall Reported in Chicago

How much rain fell around northern Illinois between Jan. 29 and 6 a.m. Jan. 30?

Record-breaking rainfall fell in northern Illinois between 6 a.m. Jan. 29 and 6 a.m. Jan. 30.

According to the National Weather Service, 1.33 inches of rain fell in Chicago, which broke the previous record of .92 inches in 1947.

Here's a look at some local rainfall totals from the National Weather Service Office in Chicago:

Wheaton - 1.62
Huntley - 1.59
Crystal Lake - 1.57
Algonquin - 1.53
Buffalo Grove - 1.31
Palatine - 1.30
Lake Zurich - 1.16
Lake Bluff - 1.13
Hawthorn Woods - 1.08
Arlington Heights - 1.08
Barrington - .92

Korrina Grom January 30, 2013 at 10:09 PM
I agree with both of you! I don't enjoy being out in the rain, but it's a lot better than having one or two feet of snow to deal with!
sibuna January 31, 2013 at 01:33 AM
Kinda makes you look sideways at Mother Nature and question: "Say lady.....whadda up to, eh?" It's like holding our breathe waiting for a whopper of storm to get dumped on us when we least expect it.
Korrina Grom January 31, 2013 at 01:34 AM
Right, Zuzu - like maybe in June or something! Haha.
Karen brinkman January 31, 2013 at 11:02 AM
What's the snow looking like today on the north side of Chicago?? I have family flying down to FL Fri. Yes sunny FL. No more snow. We paid our dues for many years! And yes rain is always better then snow unless storms are involved! KJB
Alan Nudelman January 31, 2013 at 02:35 PM
April 1st, 1979. Studded tires (no snow tires yet!) had to be off by the end of March. Big, big snow on April 1st. Cars sliding around all over the place. Lots of fun.


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