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Strong Winds, Flooding And, Yes, Snow Mark Halloween In Chicago

The Huffington Post | Joseph Erbentraut | Posted 11.02.2014 | Green

Halloween was certainly an eventful day weather-wise for Chicago. After the city registered its first-ever measurable Oct. 31 snowfall on record ea...

Chicago Just Had Its Coldest Winter In History. Here's Proof.

The Huffington Post | Joseph Erbentraut | Posted 04.02.2014 | Green

We knew it was a doozy, but new numbers make it official: Chicago's seemingly endless winter was also its coldest since records began in 1872. Acco...

Thawing Midwest Has Another Big Problem On Its Hands

AP | DON BABWIN | Posted 02.20.2014 | Green

CHICAGO (AP) — The sunny skies that started melting the snow in earnest this week gave way to steady rain — and more melting — in Chicago Thursd...

This Winter Is Officially Chicago's Coldest In 30 Years

Posted 02.07.2014 | Green

It's official: Chicago hasn't seen a winter this chilly in three decades. And it's still far from over. WGN meteorologist Tom Skilling notes Friday...

Yep, Chicago Is Still Frozen.

Posted 02.04.2014 | Green

Nearly a month ago, Chicago was covered in ice in the wake of the historic polar vortex, making for eerily beautiful images of the Midwestern city. ...

January Was Chicago's Third Snowiest Ever.. And More's Coming

Posted 02.03.2014 | Chicago

Can't remember a January with this much, practically non-stop snowfall? There's a good reason for that, Chicago. Though just less than a half inch ...

We're In Deep (Freeze), Chicago

Posted 01.23.2014 | Chicago

After the polar vortex and the clipper system that followed it, there's just one way to describe Chicago's current state of winter weather: Bitter. ...

Lake-Effect Snow Slams Area Before Extreme Cold Returns

Posted 01.25.2014 | Chicago

A band of heavy lake-effect snowfall hit the Chicago area late Monday and is continuing to create big headaches for commuters in northwest Indiana on ...

Another Blast Of Extreme Cold Bound For Chicago

Posted 01.25.2014 | Chicago

More frigid, "Chiberia"-esque weather is again in Chicago's near future. After a "clipper" system brought heavy snow to some parts of the Chicago a...

Snow, Arctic Cold Returning To Chicago

Posted 01.25.2014 | Chicago

Get ready for more snow and cold, Chicago! The Windy City is about to be hit by a clipper system on Saturday that could bring as much as 5 inches t...

Chicago Emerges From Deep Freeze, Now Comes The Thawing

Posted 01.23.2014 | Chicago

Though temperatures in Chicago are soaring into the double digits for the first time in days Wednesday, the impact is still very much being felt of th...

LOOK: These Photos Of Chicago Under Ice Are Pretty Surreal

Posted 01.23.2014 | Chicago

With temperatures in Chicago hobbling above zero for the first time in 37 hours Tuesday afternoon, it appears some relief is finally within sight for ...

Yep, It's Even Too Cold For Polar Bears In Chicago

Posted 01.23.2014 | Chicago

The weather in Chicago was so frigid Monday that it proved too chilly for the city's most popular polar bear. DNAinfo Chicago reported Anana, the L...

Chicago Remains Under Record-Breaking Deep Freeze For Second Day

Posted 01.25.2014 | Chicago

Though an end appears in sight for Chicago's deep freeze -- as temperatures are expected to finally rebound above zero by Tuesday evening -- the frigi...

Lake Michigan Is Currently Steaming (Or At Least It Looks That Way)

Posted 01.23.2014 | Chicago

As a record-breaking, sub-zero deep freeze -- or "polar vortex," as it were -- settled in over Chicago and much of the midsection of the United States...

City Hits New Record Low As Brutal Deep Freeze Begins

Posted 01.23.2014 | Chicago

Monday is officially a day for the record books in Chicago. The temperature at O'Hare hit 15 degrees below zero at 7 a.m. on Monday, breaking the p...

11 Ways to Survive Chicago's Polar Vortex

The Second City Network | Posted 03.08.2014 | Chicago
The Second City Network

Holed up at home with your significant other/kids/dog/non-condoned space heater? Don't waste a perfectly good sub-zero day. Here are 11 ways you can have fun today (without losing any of the good parts of your face).

Weather Leads To Major Delays On Most CTA Lines

Posted 01.23.2014 | Chicago

Story by Emily Morris, courtesy DNAinfo Chicago: CHICAGO — Commuters facing bitter cold temperatures were also met with major CTA "L" and Metra d...

#ChiBeria? City Prepares For Near-Record Brutal Cold After More Snow

Posted 01.23.2014 | Chicago

Snowy, cold, windy weather in Chicago already caused nearly 1,200 flight cancelations Sunday morning -- and the weather is only supposed to get worse ...

More Snow In Chicago Ahead Of Dangerous, Near-Record Cold

Posted 01.23.2014 | Chicago

Hope you're not tired of snow, Chicago -- because it looks like we're about to get more of it. Most of the Chicago area is under a winter storm war...

Sub-Zero, Bitter Cold To Follow Chicago Snow Storm

Posted 01.23.2014 | Chicago

While Chicago continues to dig out from three consecutive days of practically continuous snowfall -- the most snow the city has seen since the 2011 Gr...

LOOK: Is This The Best Chicago 'Dibs' Ever?

Posted 01.25.2014 | Chicago

With Chicagoland being hit by three days of practically non-stop snow, leaving behind accumulations approaching two feet in some areas, it is (of cour...

Lake-Effect Snow Dumps Several More Inches On Chicago

Posted 01.23.2014 | Chicago

Updated story Some parts of the Chicago area were already slammed with over a foot of snow as of Thursday morning, when lake-effect snow kicked in,...

LOOK: New Year's Storm Dumps Snow On Chicago

Posted 01.23.2014 | Chicago

Updated story 2014 has gotten off to a snowy start in Chicago. Through 6 a.m. on New Year's Day, 3 inches of snow had already fallen at O'Hare I...

A White Christmas In Chicago? All Signs Point To..

Posted 12.24.2013 | Chicago

Hope you're ready for some more white stuff, Chicago! WGN meteorologist Tom Skilling is predicting a Clipper-type storm system will bring between o...