| Jan 12, 2012
| 10:27 PM
The worst snow this season hit the area about 10:30 p.m., and accumulations of between 3 and 5 inches have been reported across the region, weather officials said.
About 4.7 inches of snow accumulated near Midway Airport as of 8:40 p.m., said Jamie...
| Jan 13, 2012
| 1:48 PM
The winter storm warning for the Chicago area was canceled about six hours ahead of schedule today as snowfall greatly decreased in intensity -- but the morning commute was still slowed by icy roads and blowing snow that caused spin-outs on almost every...
| Jan 13, 2012
| 12:03 PM
In the second of my two posts about Chicago's first real snowfall of the winter, I want to call out readers and social media friends for their help in documenting this week's storm and its effects.
Last year, the Groundhog Day Blizzard of 2011 was really...
| Oct 28, 2012
| 2:29 PM
Hurricane Sandy is hundreds of miles east of Chicago, but its effects will be felt on Lake Michigan Monday and Tuesday.
The National Weather Service has issued a lakeshore flood warning for 1 a.m. Tuesday to 4 p.m. Wednesday for areas bordering Lake...
| Oct 29, 2012
| 10:28 PM
Officials had a simple warning as the Chicago area braced for high winds and waves from a massive storm along the East Coast.
"Stay off the lake folks," said Gary Schenkel, executive director of Office of Emergency Management and Communication. "Lake...
| May 3, 2012
| 7:17 PM
The National Weather Service issued thunderstorm warnings and watches as storms hit the Chicago area this evening.
As a thunderstorm warning was issued for portions of Cook County tonight and a thunderstorm watch for most of northeast Illinois was...
| May 6, 2012
| 11:06 AM
A flash flood watch has been issued for the Chicago area as a slow-moving weather mass brings in thunderstorms that could dump close to three inches of rain and even hail beginning this afternoon and extending overnight, according to meteorologists.
| May 13, 2012
| 6:31 AM
Mother's Day 2012 will be a sunny one for Chicago-area moms, with rising temperatures kicking off what promises to be a warm week.
After clouds and scattered light rain kept temperatures mostly in the 50s or a few low 60s Saturday, the air started to...
| May 15, 2012
| 6:05 PM
Strong thunderstorms expected to pack winds of up to 60 mph hit some parts of the Chicago area this evening, but blew through quickly.
A severe thunderstorm warning issued by the National Weather Service northwest Cook County, and northern parts of...
| Aug 27, 2012
| 4:43 AM
North Lake Shore Drive has been reopened after heavy rains caused flooding in the southbound lanes between North and Grand avenues Sunday night, officials said.
Police began receiving reports of flooding about 7:10 p.m., police News Affairs Officer...
| Aug 28, 2012
| 11:50 AM
The rains that shut down part of Lake Shore Drive on Sunday were enough to start to pull much of the Chicago area out of its months-long drought. And the aftereffects of Hurricane Isaac could bring enough rain to improve conditions in much of the state,...
| Sep 7, 2012
| 8:44 AM
Fall weather will arrive in Chicago this weekend, with cooler temperatures mixing with rain.
After a cloudy start to the day today--with some rain hitting the south part of the region--the sun came out this morning. But things will start changing this...