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Groundhog Day

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  • Readers: Hey, Tom Skilling, wasn't this supposed to be an awful winter?

    Readers: Hey, Tom Skilling, wasn't this supposed to be an awful winter?
    Isn't the weather pleasant for December? Trib Nation asked WGN Chief Meteorologist Tom Skilling about the temperate temperatures, and why the seasonal picture now seems to be shaping up so differently from October predictions of another catastrophic...
  • Year of Extreme Weather: Snowmageddon

    Year of Extreme Weather: Snowmageddon
    A year ago, the season's first dusting of snow veered east over Cape Cod and the forecasters were reassuring. Take heart, snow lovers, they said. Your day will come. It did. Over and over again, with back-breaking, bone-chilling, roof-flattening...
  • AM Showers Tapering Off

    We're starting out with a few showers this morning, mainly in a Puget Sound Convergence Zone over Snohomish County.  We're also getting mountain snow this morning. This afternoon we should dry up and see a little sun.  High will be fairly mild, topping...
  • Another Surge of Mild Air

    Another Surge of Mild Air
    Despite a colder weekend and recent snowfall, another surge of mild air will push temperatures across the southern half of Lower Michigan into the 40s and 50s on Tuesday afternoon.  On Monday, readings hit 60 degrees as close to us as Peoria, in central...
  • Chicago basks in the 50s as January draws to a close

    Chicago basks in the 50s as January draws to a close
    A year ago, the Chicago area was bracing for a paralyzing blizzard. Today, we basked in weather just a few degrees shy of the record. By 3 p.m., the temperature was 57 at the city's official recording station at O'Hare International Airport. That's 8...
  • Some dry days ahead

    Now through mid-morning Wednesday, rainy, breezy, lots of mountain snow at pass level. Wednesday afternoon will be dry for most except the convergence zone. That area will shift south throughout the day and should be all but gone by evening. Thursday...
  • Spring-Like End to January

    Spring-Like End to January
    The last day of January was very Spring-like with sunshine and temperatures in the 50s, something more typical of early April.  Muskegon set a record high of 50 degrees on Tuesday which broke the old record established in 1989 and 1988. Holland soared...
  • AM Rain, PM Partly Sunny

    Very wet this morning, but the rain tapers off by 9 a.m. and the rest of the day should be dry, partly sunny, and top out near 50.  The rest of the week and into the weekend (and probably out to next Tuesday) it will be dry.  We'll have variations on...
  • Natural Perspectives: Winter snows crucial to our water supply

    Thursday is Groundhog Day. According to legend, if a groundhog comes out of hibernation and sees its shadow on this day, we will have six more weeks of winter. We sure could use more winter. Since California, like most of the United States, hasn't had...
  • Groundhog Day: Punxsutawney Phil Sees Shadow

    Groundhog Day: Punxsutawney Phil Sees Shadow
    In a small Pennsylvania town Thursday morning, a group of men held a groundhog in the air and claimed that it had seen its shadow, predicting six more weeks of winter weather. Regardless of what Punxsutawney Phil or any other rodent says, six more...
  • Punxsutawney Phil predicts six more weeks of winter

    Punxsutawney Phil predicts six more weeks of winter
    If you were hoping to be done with winter, Punxsutawney Phil had some bad news for you on Thursday. After the groundhog was summoned from his burrow at the Gobbler's Knob hill in Punxsutawney, Pennsylvania, observers proclaimed that "the prognosticator...
  • Happy Groundhog Day! Nice Weather!

    A ridge of high pressure will dominate our weather for the next week or so, sending the jet stream and stormy weather to our north. Today through the weekend and into the beginning of next week, we will be dry with variations on this theme:  some...