| Mar 13, 2012
| 6:04 AM
To set one new temperature record is a comparatively rare event -- but to set four of them over seven days is truly one for the books. Yet that's just what may happen over the next week here.
In what appears likely to become one of the most unusual early...
| Mar 14, 2012
What are the earliest dates that Chicago has seen an 80-degree temperature and a 90-degree temperature?
It was a partly sunny, unseasonably warm and windy March 3, 1974, when the city's official thermometer at Midway...
| Mar 15, 2012
| 5:33 AM
A new record high was set Wednesday as the Chicago area enters what could be a historic warming spell this early in March.
At 2 p.m., the temperature at the city's official recording station at O'Hare International Airport climbed to 79, two degrees...
| Mar 14, 2012
| 6:40 PM
REMARKABLE MARCH WARMTH FOR THE RECORD BOOKS
We skipped Winter and as of now March. Summer level warmth arrived very early Wednesday. The High Wednesday of 81° broke a 22 year old record as well as delivered the first 80° temp of the year. Temps today...
| Mar 18, 2012
Thrown together by time and a newspaper's front page, two disparate events can become related. Forty-five years ago, a horrific flash fire killed three Apollo 1 astronauts on the launch pad, the worst disaster to that date for the nascent U.S. space...
| Mar 17, 2012
| 2:48 PM
There were record-setting temperatures for a fourth consecutive day today, marking the warmest St. Patrick's Day in 141 years.
Temperatures hit 81 at O'Hare International Airport in the early afternoon, according to the National Weather Service,...
| Mar 18, 2012
| 5:50 PM
Chicago hit another record high today when the thermometer hit 75 degrees at noon at O’Hare, continuing a streak of five days of record highs in an historically warm March.
The previous record for March 18, 74 degrees, was set in 1969, according to...
| Mar 19, 2012
| 4:22 PM
The Chicago area tied the 91-year-record temperature this aftern0on, the first time in five days that we haven't reached record-breaking temperatures, officials said.The March heat spell is expected to cool down by the end of the week, when the highs will...
| Mar 20, 2012
| 2:12 PM
It may be the first day of spring, but it's feeling more like one of the waning days of summer.
Today and Wednesday are expected to produce the highest temperatures of the March heat wave that began last Wednesday, according to WGN-TV meteorologist Tom...
| Dec 29, 2011
It's almost January and Chicago has not yet recorded a single-digit temperature. What's the latest date for this to occur?
—Bruce Becker, Northbrook
Chicago's lowest temperature so far this season has been just 12 degrees...
| Dec 30, 2011
I have contracted to have my sidewalk and driveway shoveled when there is a snowfall of 2 inches or greater. What is a reasonable range for the number of times that I will be billed for such a service?
—Marion Hunt, Woodridge
| Jan 4, 2012
The Chicago area experienced several heavy rains last summer, each accompanied by powerful thunderstorms. Why do we not have thunderstorms with major snowstorms during the winter?
Thunderstorms can and sometimes...