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  • Lack of 90 degree heat this summer

    Lack of 90 degree heat this summer

    Wednesday, July 23 2014 7:36 PM EDT2014-07-23 23:36:56 GMT
    Tuesday, July 22 was only the third 90 degree day of the meteorological summer and the first in July at Chicago’s O’Hare Airport. Normally, there are six 90 degree days in Chicago during the month of July.
    Tuesday, July 22 was only the third 90 degree day of the meteorological summer and the first in July at Chicago’s O’Hare Airport. Normally, there are six 90 degree days in Chicago during the month of July.
  • U.S. has 6th wettest & warmer than average June

    U.S. has 6th wettest & warmer than average June

    Tuesday, July 15 2014 10:43 PM EDT2014-07-16 02:43:26 GMT
    The average temperature for the contiguous U.S. during June was 69.6°F, 1.1°F above the 20th century average, ranking as the 33rd warmest June in the 120-year period of record.
    The average temperature for the contiguous U.S. during June was 69.6°F, 1.1°F above the 20th century average, ranking as the 33rd warmest June in the 120-year period of record.
  • June of 2014 goes out with a bang!

    June of 2014 goes out with a bang!

    Tuesday, July 1 2014 4:52 PM EDT2014-07-01 20:52:10 GMT
    The severe weather event of June 30th was impressive, especially for areas south of the Chicago metro.
    The severe weather event of June 30th was impressive, especially for areas south of the Chicago metro.
  • Wet start to June

    Wet start to June

    Thursday, June 19 2014 5:38 PM EDT2014-06-19 21:38:08 GMT
    After above normal precipitation fell during the month of May, June is off to a wetter than normal start.
    After above normal precipitation fell during the month of May, June is off to a wetter than normal start.
  • Summer heat has arrived

    Summer heat has arrived

    Tuesday, June 17 2014 7:02 PM EDT2014-06-17 23:02:10 GMT
    It has been a slow start to our meteorological summer in terms of heat and humidity.
    It has been a slow start to our meteorological summer in terms of heat and humidity.
  • Cooler than normal summer expected

    Cooler than normal summer expected

    Wednesday, May 28 2014 5:32 PM EDT2014-05-28 21:32:00 GMT
    NOAA’s Climate Prediction Center is forecasting a cooler than average summer across the Midwest including the Chicago area.
    NOAA’s Climate Prediction Center is forecasting a cooler than average summer across the Midwest including the Chicago area.
  • Highest weed count in 20 years

    Highest weed count in 20 years

    Tuesday, May 13 2014 6:34 PM EDT2014-05-13 22:34:08 GMT
    Joseph Leija, MD, who created the Gottlieb Allergy Count at Gottlieb Memorial Hospital, recorded the highest weed count in 20 years for Chicago and the highest ever for Gottlieb Allergy Count.
    Joseph Leija, MD, who created the Gottlieb Allergy Count at Gottlieb Memorial Hospital, recorded the highest weed count in 20 years for Chicago and the highest ever for Gottlieb Allergy Count.
  • May 8th heat & early 90 degree stats

    May 8th heat & early 90 degree stats

    Friday, May 9 2014 5:35 PM EDT2014-05-09 21:35:06 GMT
    May 8th went down in the record books for some areas around Chicago.
    May 8th went down in the record books for some areas around Chicago.
  • Quiet start to the tornado season

    Quiet start to the tornado season

    Tuesday, April 22 2014 8:59 PM EDT2014-04-23 00:59:17 GMT
    The 2014 tornado season is off to an extremely slow start.
    The 2014 tornado season is off to an extremely slow start.
  • Eye-opening weather statistics for Chicago

    Eye-opening weather statistics for Chicago

    Tuesday, April 15 2014 6:41 PM EDT2014-04-15 22:41:08 GMT
    The late season snowfall of April 14th opened many eyes across the Chicago area. As if we haven't seen our share of heavy snow this season.
    The late season snowfall of April 14th opened many eyes across the Chicago area. As if we haven't seen our share of heavy snow this season.
  • 70 degree streak reaches the top 20

    70 degree streak reaches the top 20

    Tuesday, April 8 2014 9:43 PM EDT2014-04-09 01:43:36 GMT
    Since November 17th, 2013 Chicago has seen only 2 days where the mercury has climbed at or above 60 degrees.
    Since November 17th, 2013 Chicago has seen only 2 days where the mercury has climbed at or above 60 degrees.
  • Coldest December-March in Chicago history

    Coldest December-March in Chicago history

    Wednesday, April 2 2014 4:20 PM EDT2014-04-02 20:20:30 GMT
    The impressive cold this past winter continued through most of March.
    The impressive cold this past winter continued through most of March.
  • Are you prepared for flash flooding?

    Are you prepared for flash flooding?

    Thursday, March 20 2014 5:38 PM EDT2014-03-20 21:38:12 GMT
    The week of March 16th through the 22nd is national flood safety awareness week. Remember flash foods are the #1 killer when it comes to thunderstorms and severe weather.
    The week of March 16th through the 22nd is national flood safety awareness week. Remember flash foods are the #1 killer when it comes to thunderstorms and severe weather.
  • Chicago moves up to 3rd snowiest season

    Chicago moves up to 3rd snowiest season

    Wednesday, March 12 2014 5:55 PM EDT2014-03-12 21:55:18 GMT
    The storm system that moved through late Tuesday night into Wednesday's early morning hours brought anywhere from 3-7" of snow around the Chicago area.
    The storm system that moved through late Tuesday night into Wednesday's early morning hours brought anywhere from 3-7" of snow around the Chicago area.
  • Are you prepared for severe weather season?

    Are you prepared for severe weather season?

    Friday, March 7 2014 5:58 PM EST2014-03-07 22:58:22 GMT
    March 2 through 8 is Severe Weather Preparedness Week.
    March 2 through 8 is Severe Weather Preparedness Week. Severe weather, in the form of tornadoes, lightning, flash foods, damaging winds, and destructive hail, strikes Illinois and Indiana each spring, summer and fall, sometimes with incredible violence.
  • Great Lakes ice cover most extensive since mid-90s

    Great Lakes ice cover most extensive since mid-90s

    Thursday, February 27 2014 9:25 PM EST2014-02-28 02:25:27 GMT
    Two outbreaks of the "polar vortex" along with persistent cold temperatures in the Midwest this winter have almost completely frozen over many of the Great Lakes.
    Two outbreaks of the "polar vortex" along with persistent cold temperatures in the Midwest this winter have almost completely frozen over many of the Great Lakes.
  • Chicago's streak of sub-freezing lows comes to an end

    Chicago's streak of sub-freezing lows comes to an end

    Tuesday, February 25 2014 6:17 PM EST2014-02-25 23:17:49 GMT
    One of the most brutal meteorological winters Chicago has ever seen continues to climb into many different record books.
    One of the most brutal meteorological winters Chicago has ever seen continues to climb into many different record books.
  • Halloween storm goes down in the record books

    Halloween storm goes down in the record books

    Friday, November 1 2013 3:53 PM EDT2013-11-01 19:53:29 GMT
    The Halloween storm of 2013 will go down in the record books. It was the third wettest Halloween on record and only the third time 1 in. or more of rain had fallen on Halloween.
    The Halloween storm of 2013 will go down in the record books. It was the third wettest Halloween on record and only the third time 1 in. or more of rain had fallen on Halloween.
  • Sandy’s impacts on Chicago, 1 year later

    Sandy’s impacts on Chicago, 1 year later

    Tuesday, October 29 2013 5:45 PM EDT2013-10-29 21:45:20 GMT
    One day after making landfall, Sandy's impacts were felt as far east as the Chicago area.
    One day after making landfall, Sandy's impacts were felt as far east as the Chicago area.
  • Why this allergy season was so bad

    Why this allergy season was so bad

    Wednesday, October 16 2013 5:37 PM EDT2013-10-16 21:37:25 GMT
    With the 2013 pollen and mold reporting season coming to an end, we look back at this year and see how it compares to 2012 and previous years.
    With the 2013 pollen and mold reporting season coming to an end, we look back at this year and see how it compares to 2012 and previous years.
  • Winter forecast has arrived

    Winter forecast has arrived

    Wednesday, October 9 2013 6:03 PM EDT2013-10-09 22:03:45 GMT
    It's just what we've been waiting for. What to expect this winter here in the Midwest.
    It's just what we've been waiting for. What to expect this winter here in the Midwest.
  • Midwest storm goes into the record books

    Midwest storm goes into the record books

    Monday, October 7 2013 5:14 PM EDT2013-10-07 21:14:22 GMT
    Regardless of what the calendar says, last week's storm system had it all, including heavy mountain snow to flooding and violent tornadoes.
    Regardless of what the calendar says, last week's storm system had it all, including heavy mountain snow to flooding and violent tornadoes.
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