Chicago Hits 80.6 Inches of Snow for Season

Up to 1" of new snow possible from Tuesday morning snow

Tuesday, Mar 25, 2014  |  Updated 7:45 AM CDT
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    Tuesday morning's snow will move out of the area through the morning hours, but we'll be left with cold and blustery conditions for the rest of the day.

    Another round of snow -- perhaps up to an inch in some areas -- began falling in the overnight hours.

    At Chicago's O'Hare International Airport, where the city's weather records are officially kept, meteorologists said 0.06 inches fell, bringing the season's total to 80.6 inches.

    There was another system with the potential for snow to the northwest of Chicago at about 5:45 a.m. If that holds together, there could be another batch of snow in the Chicago area in the late morning.

    Snow totals as of 5:45 a.m.: Batavia checked in with 0.08 inches and Midway International Airport recorded 0.07 inches. While that's just a bit of snow, it was reducing visibility and causing some slick road conditions, so drivers shouldn't ease up on their winter driving skills just yet.

    Tuesday's snowfall has little chance of moving Chicago up a notch in the records of snowiest seasons. Chicago currently sits in third place in terms of snowiest seasons, but continues to inch toward the second snowiest seasonal record of 82.3 inches recorded in 1977-78.

    The snowiest season on record, with a whopping 89.7 inches, was the season of 1978-79.

    Temperatures Tuesday will remain in the 20s under partly cloudy skies. Overnight into Wednesday, expect temperatures in the teens.

    Tuesday's snow comes after another batch that fell over the weekend. Lake effect snow showers brought accumulating snow to parts of the Chicago area early Sunday, but the snow tapered in the early afternoon hours, making for a quiet but cold evening.

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