| Mar 19, 2012
| 4:22 PM
The Chicago area tied the 91-year-record temperature this aftern0on, the first time in five days that we haven't reached record-breaking temperatures, officials said.The March heat spell is expected to cool down by the end of the week, when the highs will...
| Mar 20, 2012
| 2:12 PM
It may be the first day of spring, but it's feeling more like one of the waning days of summer.
Today and Wednesday are expected to produce the highest temperatures of the March heat wave that began last Wednesday, according to WGN-TV meteorologist Tom...
| Dec 29, 2011
It's almost January and Chicago has not yet recorded a single-digit temperature. What's the latest date for this to occur?
—Bruce Becker, Northbrook
Chicago's lowest temperature so far this season has been just 12 degrees...
| Dec 30, 2011
I have contracted to have my sidewalk and driveway shoveled when there is a snowfall of 2 inches or greater. What is a reasonable range for the number of times that I will be billed for such a service?
—Marion Hunt, Woodridge
| Jan 4, 2012
The Chicago area experienced several heavy rains last summer, each accompanied by powerful thunderstorms. Why do we not have thunderstorms with major snowstorms during the winter?
Thunderstorms can and sometimes...
| Jan 11, 2012
| 5:29 PM
The season's first serious storm is expected to dump as much as 8 inches of snow on the Chicago area Thursday and Friday, and the National Weather Service says high winds and plunging temperatures could make traveling hazardous.
Snow will start falling...
| Jan 12, 2012
| 10:27 PM
The worst snow this season hit the area about 10:30 p.m., and accumulations of between 3 and 5 inches have been reported across the region, weather officials said.
About 4.7 inches of snow accumulated near Midway Airport as of 8:40 p.m., said Jamie...
| Jan 13, 2012
| 1:48 PM
The winter storm warning for the Chicago area was canceled about six hours ahead of schedule today as snowfall greatly decreased in intensity -- but the morning commute was still slowed by icy roads and blowing snow that caused spin-outs on almost every...
| Jan 13, 2012
| 12:03 PM
In the second of my two posts about Chicago's first real snowfall of the winter, I want to call out readers and social media friends for their help in documenting this week's storm and its effects.
Last year, the Groundhog Day Blizzard of 2011 was really...
| Oct 28, 2012
| 2:29 PM
Hurricane Sandy is hundreds of miles east of Chicago, but its effects will be felt on Lake Michigan Monday and Tuesday.
The National Weather Service has issued a lakeshore flood warning for 1 a.m. Tuesday to 4 p.m. Wednesday for areas bordering Lake...
| Oct 29, 2012
| 10:28 PM
Officials had a simple warning as the Chicago area braced for high winds and waves from a massive storm along the East Coast.
"Stay off the lake folks," said Gary Schenkel, executive director of Office of Emergency Management and Communication. "Lake...