Season Snow Totals Top 60 Inches, Cold Temps Remain

Snow accumulations from snow Saturday afternoon and overnight Sunday brought the city's season total to 62.1 inches

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    NEWSLETTERS

    It may look beautiful outside but it's still dangerously cold. The good news is there are two chances this week to reach above freezing!

    Two rounds of weekend snow lifted this season's snow totals above 5 feet, and the city is inching closer to a new record with another cold start to the week.

    Snow accumulations from Saturday afternoon and overnight Sunday brought the city's season total to 62.1 inches. The snowiest winter season on record was the 1978-1979 season, which totaled 89.7 inches of snow.

    Snow moved out early Sunday morning, as cold temperatures were expected to move in.

    The Chicago area saw morning temperatures in the single digits Sunday with wind chills below zero. Temps were expected to rise into the teens by the afternoon, but dropped quickly heading into the evening hours.

    So far, the Chicago area has seen 19 days of sub-zero temperatures and, with two more brutally cold days ahead, the area will be just a few days away from breaking the 25-day record set in the 1884-1885 winter season.

    Things will stay bitter heading into Monday and Tuesday.

    A Wind Chill Advisory takes effect at midnight Monday.

    The National Weather Service warns of wind chill values 20 to 30-degrees below zero Sunday night through Monday morning.

    Monday's highs will stay in the single digits and more dangerous wind chills are expected Tuesday.