Dozens of area schools have once again delayed the start of classes and others are canceled, as icy roads continue to snarl traffic around the region.
For a complete list of school closings and delays, click on the School Closings icon on our home page.
The low temperature at Sea-Tac Airport dropped to 19 degrees at 4 a.m. Monday, breaking the old record of 20 for the date set in 1964.
Johnny Burg of the National Weather Service office in Seattle says Hoquiam tied its record low of 25, set in 1967.
And, a record low of 10 was set at Chelan, breaking the old record of 12 set in 2000.
Forecasters say previous cold spells will make records hard to break, but the lows expected this week may come close.
Burg says the last memorable cold spell in the Seattle area was the six days before Christmas in 1990 when the temperature didn't get above freezing. There was a 10-day stretch of freezing weather in Seattle in 1969.
In other news...
A school bus was involved in a crash in Bremerton Monday. Seventeen students were on board, but there are no reports of injuries.
The National Weather Service says Western Washington will receive more snow Wednesday, and the cold temperatures will last through the week. Forecasters say they can't say yet how much snow might fall in the Western Washington lowlands because small changes in the storm track can affect amounts greatly.
The following is a special weather statement from the National Weather Service:
...SNOW EXPECTED IN THE LOWLANDS ON WEDNESDAY...
...COLD WEATHER IN STORE FOR THE REMAINDER OF THE WEEK...
SNOW IS FORECAST FOR THE LOWLANDS OF WESTERN WASHINGTON WEDNESDAY. A
DEVELOPING WEATHER SYSTEM ALONG THE NORTHERN BRITISH COLUMBIA
COAST TUESDAY WILL MOVE SOUTH OVER WESTERN WASHINGTON ON
WEDNESDAY. THIS SYSTEM WILL DRAW MOIST AIR OFF THE OCEAN WHICH