| Feb 27, 2013
| 5:34 AM
CHICAGO (AP) — A massive, slow-moving storm paralyzed parts of the nation's midsection with heavy, wet snow Tuesday, straining power lines, closing schools, clogging roadways and delaying hundreds of flights before churning eastward, where...
| Mar 5, 2013
It may sound like a weather story is easy to cover, but determining how widespread the effects will be for an inconveniently-timed winter storm can be one of the most important deadline issues the Chicago Tribune tackles.
The winter weather that...
| Feb 17, 2013
| 2:49 PM
A soggy, windy start to the work week could be a prelude to bitter cold and accumulating snow.
National Weather Service meteorologist Mike Bardou said rain will likely hit Chicago around noon Monday morning and stay until the evening. Some snow might...
| Feb 21, 2013
| 9:42 PM
The winter storm that walloped the Great Plains today entered the Chicago area late Thursday and will linger through the morning commute on Friday, possibly dumping up to half a foot of snow here.
As of 9 p.m. a winter weather advisory is in effect for...
| Feb 22, 2013
| 8:58 AM
A winter storm that buried the Great Plains in more than a foot of snow lost some of its punch as it blew through Chicago overnight, but it still managed to slow the morning commute with slick roads and dozens of spinouts on expressways.
| Feb 25, 2013
| 9:45 AM
For the second time in less than a week, the Chicago area is in line for a snowstorm that promises a mixture of freezing rain, sleet and snow with enough accumulation to bring out the snow shovels.
Early predictions from the National Weather Service...
| Feb 11, 2013
| 1:24 PM
A wind advisory has been extended until 6 p.m. today for the Chicago area.
WGN-TV meteorologist Tom Skilling said gusts of 60 mph were recorded at Midway Airport. That the strongest winds registered there "since a July 24, 2012 t-storm in which 65 mph...
| Jun 11, 2013
| 12:32 PM
WASHINGTON (AP) — A gigantic line of powerful thunderstorms could affect one in five Americans on Wednesday as it rumbles from Iowa to Maryland packing hail, lightning and tree-toppling winds.
Meteorologist are warning that the continuous line...
| Jun 13, 2013
| 9:43 AM
Maintenance crews restored power to tens of thousands of homes overnight after severe thunderstorms in the Chicago region brought powerful winds and reports of funnel clouds Wednesday evening.
By 11:30 a.m., of the more than 78,000 customers affected by...
| Jun 13, 2013
| 6:04 PM
It was promoted as a massive storm system with the potential to drop golf ball-sized hail and produce wind gusts of up to 75 mph. Conditions were ripe for tornadoes, forecasters said.
But the thunderstorms that passed over the Chicago area Wednesday...
| Jun 14, 2013
| 9:14 AM
The storms that hit northern Illinois and northern Indiana this week spawned two confirmed tornadoes, the National Weather Service has determined.
The more powerful of the two tornadoes hit 2-1/2 miles southwest of Shabbona, about 80 miles west of...
| Feb 4, 2013
| 5:15 PM
Another inch of snow is forecast for Tuesday, but it isn't expected to hamper commuters who began the week driving to work in the heaviest snow to hit the Chicago area in nearly a year.
The snow is predicted to hit Chicago by the middle of the day,...