Bitter cold moves into area after snow blankets region

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ST. LOUIS, MO (KTVI) - Extreme cold will continue with afternoon highs near 0°. Wind chills stay well below 0°. Our next chance for snow rolls in Wednesday afternoon.

The National Weather Service confirms we have dipped to -7° this morning so far. That is the coldest temperature since 1996!

This major winter storm is transitioning from a heavy snow producer to dangerous wind, cold and blowing snow. The official total from Lambert International Airport, so far, is 10.2". With many areas around the metro in the 8" to 14" range.

The cold begins to east Tuesday into Wednesday. Then, another storm system will bring a chance of additional snow to the region.

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Top 5 area snowfall events - 

  1. 15.6 inches 2/20-21/1912
  2. 13.9 inches 1/30-31/1982
  3. 13.3 inches 2/16-17/1910
  4. 13.0 inches 2/12-13/1914
  5. 12.8 inches 2/26/1906

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