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  • 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.
  • 2 tornadoes confirmed around Chicago

    2 tornadoes confirmed around Chicago

    Thursday, June 13 2013 7:59 PM EDT2013-06-13 23:59:54 GMT
    The severe weather outbreak that occurred on Wednesday June 12th will not go down in the record books, but was fairly significant.
    The severe weather outbreak that occurred on Wednesday June 12th will not go down in the record books, but was fairly significant.
  • A look back at the June 7, 2008 tornado outbreak

    A look back at the June 7, 2008 tornado outbreak

    Friday, June 7 2013 8:51 PM EDT2013-06-08 00:51:08 GMT
    On Saturday June 7, 2008, supercell thunderstorms developed across northeast Illinois and produced 8 tornadoes ranging from EF0 to EF2.
    On Saturday June 7, 2008, supercell thunderstorms developed across northeast Illinois and produced 8 tornadoes ranging from EF0 to EF2.
  • El Reno, OK tornado was a record breaker

    El Reno, OK tornado was a record breaker

    Tuesday, June 4 2013 5:27 PM EDT2013-06-04 21:27:42 GMT
    Friday's monster twister that hit El Reno, OK was upgraded today from an EF3 to an EF5 with winds estimated at 295mph.
    Friday's monster twister that hit El Reno, OK was upgraded today from an EF3 to an EF5 with winds estimated at 295mph.
  • Texas tornado outbreak kills 6

    Texas tornado outbreak kills 6

    Friday, May 17 2013 6:37 PM EDT2013-05-17 22:37:08 GMT
    In Texas, it was a completely different ball game as 12 tornadoes touched down Wednesday night (May 15th) killing 12 people and injuring more than 100.
    In Texas, it was a completely different ball game as 12 tornadoes touched down Wednesday night (May 15th) killing 12 people and injuring more than 100.
  • Chicago hits 90 degrees for first time in 2013

    Chicago hits 90 degrees for first time in 2013

    Tuesday, May 14 2013 6:15 PM EDT2013-05-14 22:15:17 GMT
    Chicago reached 90 degrees for the first time this year on Tuesday. This happening just a day after we started at 36 degrees.
    Chicago reached 90 degrees for the first time this year on Tuesday. This happening just a day after we started at 36 degrees.
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