Can't remember a January with this much, practically non-stop snowfall? There's a good reason for that, Chicago.
Though just less than a half inch of snow fell at O'Hare Thursday afternoon, it was enough to make January 2014 the third snowiest on the books in the city's history, the Chicago Tribune reports. Since 1884, only two other Januarys -- 1918's 42.5 inches of snow and 1979's 40.4 inches -- saw more of the white stuff than this year's 33.5 inches.
Making matters worse, another wave of snow is expected to start Friday. National Weather Service meteorologists told NBC Chicago light snow will begin Friday afternoon and grow heavier early Saturday, continuing through to early Saturday evening.
A winter storm warning goes into effect for the Chicago area at 9 p.m. Friday and will continue through 6 p.m. Saturday, ABC Chicago reports.
By the time the city's latest bout of snowfall is complete, at least six inches of snow are expected to fall, according to the Chicago Sun-Times. On the heavier end of estimates, up to 10 inches could fall.
After the snow is done, temperatures are expected to dip again and Sunday's high is forecast to be around 15 degrees.
Meanwhile, meteorologists are watching yet another storm system that could bring more snow to the Chicago area Tuesday or Wednesday, CBS Chicago reports.
We suppose it could be worse. The hat's still off to you, blizzard of 1979:
— Michael Beschloss (@BeschlossDC) January 3, 2014