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  • New Year's Day snaps streak that made 2012 warmest year in Chicago

    New Year's Day snaps streak that made 2012 warmest year in Chicago
    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,...
  • Snow, high winds, messy commute -- but maybe a white Christmas too

    Snow, high winds, messy commute -- but maybe a white Christmas too
    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...
  • First snowstorm of season fails to measure up

    First snowstorm of season fails to measure up
    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...
  • Record 281 days -- and counting -- without snow

    Record 281 days -- and counting -- without snow
    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...
  • December's off to a warm start

    December's off to a warm start
    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...
  • 'Spring in December' could bring 70-degree day Monday

    'Spring in December' could bring 70-degree day Monday
    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...
  • 'Spring in December' brings 70-degree temps throughout area

    'Spring in December' brings 70-degree temps throughout area
    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...
  • Widespread flooding closes expressways, many streets

    Widespread flooding closes expressways, many streets
    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...
  • Spring storm makes for week of weird weather

    Spring storm makes for week of weird weather
    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...
  • Be thankful for today's mild weather

    Be thankful for today's mild weather
    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...
  • Storms drop hail, a little rain, but mild weekend continues

    Storms drop hail, a little rain, but mild weekend continues
    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...
  • Snowflakes follow steamy Sunday

    Snowflakes follow steamy Sunday
    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...