| Jan 1, 2013
| 4:13 PM
The first day of 2013 was one thing 2012 was not – bitterly cold.
Following the warmest year on record in Chicago, the new year arrived with a frigid slap as the temperature failed to climb above freezing for first time the since Feb. 25, 2012,...
| Dec 19, 2012
| 7:39 AM
A winter storm whipped by high winds is expected to hit the Chicago area just in time for the evening rush hour Thursday, dumping up to 4 inches here but maybe a foot or more in Wisconsin where a blizzard warning has been issued.
But on the bright side...
| Dec 21, 2012
| 6:41 AM
Chicago's first snowstorm of the season fell short of expectations, dumping far less than the 6 inches predicted for some areas and creating little of the havoc that hit the western part of the state and Wisconsin.
But it was still enough -- barely -- to...
| Dec 11, 2012
| 8:25 AM
As of midnight Monday, Chicago officially broke the record for longest stretch between measurable snowfalls at 281 days. And, with very little chance of precipitation this week, the area’s snowlessness could break another record.
The latest date...
| Dec 1, 2012
| 11:48 AM
The month of December is off to a record-breaking, unlikely start, with temperatures hovering in the mid-60s, and there's an added bonus -- no snow in sight for the week.
Today's forecast includes those unseasonably warm temperatures with a chance of...
| Dec 2, 2012
| 2:19 PM
A foggy evening tonight should cap a day the National Weather Service is calling part of "Spring in December," but there's a chance Monday could see only the third 70-degree December day since record-keeping began in Chicago.
Before today, Chicago had...
| Dec 3, 2012
| 6:59 PM
Temperatures in Chicago hit 70 degrees in December for only the third time in recorded history Monday, prompting Chicagoans to dress like they did a season ago.
So Angela Beata boldly strolled around the city with her legs bare in a miniskirt and her...
| Apr 18, 2013
| 5:42 AM
Flooding spawned by as much as 5 inches of rain closed the Edens, Eisenhower and Kennedy expressways this morning as a second wave of thunderstorms moves through the Chicago area.
The Edens Expressway was closed between Foster and Touhy avenues and...
| Apr 9, 2013
| 2:57 PM
Officials warned today that a powerful spring storm will drag in a motley combination of cold, warmth, fog, and heavy rain with possible flooding, making for a weird weather week in Chicagoland.
The week started with morning rainstroms yesterday...
| Nov 22, 2012
| 10:32 AM
Thanksgiving in Chicago is nice this year, with mild temperatures flirting with the 60s -- but a change is on the way.
Clouds and some showers are headed into the area and the thermometer will begin to drop. By the time leftover turkey omelets are served...
| Nov 10, 2012
| 4:09 PM
Short-lived but strong storms moved through the Chicago area midday today, leaving little real rain in most places, but dumping hail up to 1-1/2 inches in diameter in some western sububs.
Forecasters had been predicting a sunnny afternoon and near...
| Nov 12, 2012
| 9:47 PM
Chicago's first snowfall of the season has arrived.
Snowflakes started falling in the city Monday night, leaving a light dusting on some surfaces.
The average date for the city's first snowfall is Oct. 30, according to the Chicago Weather Center. Last...