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Chicago Blizzard (2011)

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  • Snowed Under: The story of the 2011 Blizzard

    Snowed Under: The story of the 2011 Blizzard
    By Tom Skilling We’ve survived some horrendous snowstorms in Chicago over the years but in terms of wind, severity and duration of visibility reduction, the intensity of the thunderstorms embedded within it and the sheer expanse of the storm (it...
  • Twitter vocabulary

    Twitter vocabulary
    Tweet: a single update of 140 characters or less on Twitter. Also: "to tweet" is the act of tweeting. Often incorrectly called "a twitter" or "a twit" or "twittering." Ex: "I will send her a tweet to see if she is already at the TribNation event." and...
  • Blizzard of 2011: 3rd snowiest

    Blizzard of 2011: 3rd snowiest
    The snowstorm that battered the area looks to be the 3rd biggest on record in Chicago. As of noon 20.2 inches of snow was recorded at O'Hare International Airport, putting the storm ahead of the infamous storm of January 1979 that left 18.8 inches and...
  • Below zero wind chills may hinder dig-out

    As the Chicago area continues to dig out from under the Blizzard of '11, morning low temperatures in the single digits and 10 to 15 mph winds will keep wind chills in the 10 below to 15 below range this morning. Wind chills will not climb above zero...
  • Historic West Side church damaged in storm

    Historic West Side church damaged in storm
    One of the casualties of the Blizzard of '11 is an historic West Side church, where two Gothic-style towers came down, sending stone, bricks and parts of the truss roof of the church into the sanctuary. Rev. George W. Daniels, senior pastor of First...
  • Thundersnow During Blizzard Gets A Closer Look

    Thundersnow During Blizzard Gets A Closer Look
    What is now known as the "Blizzard of 2011" brought more than just heavy snow to the Midwest and Great Lakes. Thundersnow was prevalent across the region as this powerful storm lifted north form the Gulf Coast into the Great Lakes. Thundersnow is...
  • Review: Syfy's 'Snowmageddon' is just plain bad

    Review: Syfy's 'Snowmageddon' is just plain bad
    When I saw the title of this week's disaster of a Syfy movie, "Snowmageddon" (8 p.m. Saturday, Syfy; half a star) I actually got excited because that's what everyone called the Chicago blizzard in February. And that was fun, wasn't it? Compared to...
  • CrowdMapping the Chicago Blizzard

    CrowdMapping the Chicago Blizzard
  • Why do news organizations write so much about the weather?

    Why do news organizations write so much about the weather?
    Have you ever noticed how, even before the snowflakes fall, news organizations are dumping several column inches of reporting about an impending storm? Before becoming the Trib Nation manager, I was a general assignment reporter in the Chicago Tribune'...
  • The instant online snowstorm photo gallery you created for the Chicago Tribune

    The instant online snowstorm photo gallery you created for the Chicago Tribune
    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...
  • Chicago Forward: Health Care

    Chicago Forward: Health Care
    The Chicago Tribune's Chicago Forward public policy forums have looked at Education and the Economy in Recovery. Focus now turns to Health Care in Chicago. Dr. Mehmet Oz, Dr. Eric Whitaker and Donna Thompson will comprise the panel at our third panel...
  • Construction begins on Lake Shore Drive escape route

    Construction begins on Lake Shore Drive escape route
    Construction begins today on an escape route for drivers potentially stranded on North Lake Shore Drive, a response to the Blizzard of 2011. The project involves installing two openings in the median at Armitage Avenue and Schiller Street, the Chicago...