| Mar 1, 2014
| 11:07 AM
Complaints from winter-worn Chicagoans are warranted. The weather for the past three months has broken into the top three snowiest and coldest winters on record.
Between the months of December and February, known as the meteorological winter, 67.4...
| Mar 3, 2014
| 6:49 AM
An arctic blast that followed the weekend's snowstorm drove temperatures below zero throughout the Chicago area for the first time in nearly three weeks. But have some patience – we'll see a warm-up to the 30s on Thursday. Or maybe Friday.
| Mar 3, 2014
| 5:53 PM
It seems that weather rankings are in the eye of the beholder.
The National Weather Service has gauged this season’s chills, in part, by noting the number of days with subzero temperatures from the start of November through the end of March. By...
| Mar 10, 2014
| 2:41 PM
Snow has covered the ground in the Chicago area for 70 straight days. And while Monday's thaw will put a dent in the hard pack, more snow is on the way.
Monday's 50s could melt as much as 2 inches of our snow cover as mild air arrives from the Plains,...
| Apr 15, 2014
| 4:32 AM
Regular readers are probably just as tired of us talking about Chicago's polar vortex winter as we are tired of persistent cold temperatures. If there's one car feature we can point to that made one of the area's coldest and......
| Apr 23, 2014
| 5:00 AM
In the battle for tourists, Los Angeles is losing ground to rivals Orlando, Fla., New York, and Chicago.
L.A. County has broken its own record for annual visitors three years in a row — thanks to a rebounding economy, sunny California weather...
| Mar 31, 2014
| 9:07 AM
The governor believes it’s third and long for Mayor Rahm Emanuel’s dream of hosting a Super Bowl in Chicago.
Gov. Pat Quinn said during a radio appearance this morning that he doubts football’s biggest game will ever be played here....
| Jan 10, 2014
| 1:41 PM
The City of Chicago already has used about half its 2014 plowing budget trying to deal with the deep snow and intense cold that took hold this month.
The city has spent $11.2 million since Dec. 31 on snow removal, according to city spokesman Bill...
| Jan 24, 2014
| 12:26 PM
Oak Park school districts will be monitoring weather conditions over the weekend to determine if classes will be held Monday and Tuesday, when temperatures are expected to sink below zero.
A Friday National Weather Service forecast for Chicago called...
| Jan 28, 2014
| 5:58 PM
Chicago Public School students will return to classes and commuters should face fewer delays with temperatures expected to rise above zero Wednesday. A winter that is one for the history books, however, is far from over.
“I’d move in a second...
| Feb 18, 2014
| 1:53 PM
The winter storm that rumbled across the Chicago area Monday dumped more than 8 inches of snow in places, but much of that could be gone by the end of the week as southerly winds bring a brief thaw.
Today's temperatures broke above freezing for the first...
| Feb 19, 2014
| 11:15 AM
A "powerhouse storm" will hit the Chicago area late tonight through Thursday morning, packing thunderstorms, freezing rain, sleet and maybe some heavy snow, the National Weather Service warns.
Temperatures could reach the lower 50s by Thursday...