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Chicago Winter

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...

5 Reasons Cold Weather Is Actually A Good Thing

The Huffington Post | Kim Bellware | Posted 04.17.2014 | Green

CHICAGO -- Winter-weary northerners take heart: There's actually a silver lining to all this record snow, ice and bone-chilling cold. Portions of ...

These Two Cities Had Some VERY Different Winters

The Huffington Post | Joseph Erbentraut | Posted 03.04.2014 | Green

Though meteorological winter -- defined as Dec. 1 through March 1 -- came to a close last Friday, you'd have a hard time knowing that based on the sno...

Kim Bellware

PHOTO: This Car Isn't Going Anywhere | Kim Bellware | Posted 02.10.2014 | Green

CHICAGO -- The effects of subzero winter weather look eerily beautiful on Midwestern lighthouses and on the Chicago lakefront. When they seize your ca...

Finding Happy When You're Totally Over Winter

Carissa K | Posted 04.06.2014 | Parents
Carissa K

Whether I spent them wearing lipstick or chapstick, in a pair of snow shoes or slippers, every day of the first month of 2014 was well lived because each of those days was a gift.

Snowfall Ties City's Highest 1-Day Total This Season

Posted 02.22.2013 | Chicago

A storm system that dumped snow over the central Plains arrived in Chicago late Thursday evening, bringing with it some of the most significant snowfa...

Snow Makes For Messy Commute, Ends City's Historic Snow 'Drought'

Posted 01.25.2013 | Chicago

Updated story Chicago awoke Friday to a dusting of light snow that, although less than an inch of snow was ultimately expected to fall, made a gian...

Wind Chill Advisory Issued, Bitter Cold Returns To Chicago

Posted 01.22.2013 | Chicago

Updated story Chicago's bizarrely -- and historically -- mild winter took a turn for the bitter over the weekend as the coldest temperatures of the...

Chicago's About To Shatter A 72-Year Weather Record

Posted 01.07.2013 | Chicago

It's already been a mild winter of record-shattering proportions in Chicago -- and the weather records keep falling in the city. Unless at least an...

Many Get A White Christmas, More Snow On The Way Soon?

Posted 12.26.2012 | Chicago

Contrary to most weather forecasters' predictions, many Chicagoans got to experience a white Christmas on Tuesday. The snow began falling around 9 ...

PHOTOS: Vintage Chicago Winters

Posted 12.25.2012 | Chicago

The big holiday is right around the corner but there's a blip in two of the most common Chicago Christmas Eve traditions: last-minute shopping and spe...

City's Snowless Streak To Come To An End Thursday

Posted 12.20.2012 | Chicago

Updated story It is here, Chicago: the city's first snowstorm of the season entered into the area early Thursday evening, though it largely avoided...

Chicago Remains Snowless, Shatters 18-Year Weather Record

Posted 12.11.2012 | Chicago

As Tuesday began in Chicago, the city entered its 282nd consecutive day without "measurable" -- a tenth of an inch or more -- snowfall for the first t...

WATCH: Chicago Summer, In Stunning Time-Lapse

Posted 10.18.2012 | Chicago

With weekend storms and cooling temps, Chicago is undeniably, firmly into fall. To help soothe the "I miss summer" ache, check out a gorgeous time-lap...

Leaving Home

Margaret Hicks | Posted 11.26.2012 | Chicago
Margaret Hicks

Well, I'm headed out of town for Morocco soon. I know, little tiny violins. But the truth of the matter is, leaving Chicago is hard.

WATCH: Will Thundersnow Return To Chicago?

Posted 02.23.2012 | Chicago

At least 3 and possibly as much as 8 inches of snow is expected to fall in Chicago beginning Thursday evening as the area is under a winter weather ad...

Snowfall Could Make For A Messy Friday Night Rush Hour

Posted 02.10.2012 | Chicago

As snow already begins to fall in parts of Chicago in the early afternoon, meteorologists put the area under a winter weather advisory Friday. As m...

'Winter' Continues With Temperatures Approaching 60

Posted 01.31.2012 | Chicago

You call this winter? Though one year ago the Chicago area was preparing for one of the largest snowstorms in the city's history -- which dumped ov...

Freezing Rain, Fog And Wind Likely Ahead Sunday

Posted 01.23.2012 | Chicago

After up to 10 inches of snow were dropped on the Chicago area Friday, the city is expected to experience warmer temperatures and still sloppy conditi...

Man Arrested For Surfing In Frigid Lake Michigan

Posted 01.18.2012 | Chicago

A Chicago man was arrested Tuesday evening after police reportedly caught him surfing near Oak Street Beach. Rex Flodstrom, 40, was cited for diso...

Snowfall Ends Early, But Bitter Cold Remains

Posted 01.13.2012 | Chicago

A winter storm warning for the Chicago area was called off six hours early, at 3 a.m., Friday, but the aftereffects of the city's first significant sn...

PHOTOS: The History Of Snow In Chicago

Posted 01.12.2012 | Chicago

Though Thursday's snowfall marked the first significant snowfall of Chicago's surprisingly mild winter, the maximum eight inches of snow expected to f...

Snow Causes Travel Headaches In Chicago

Posted 01.12.2012 | Chicago

Chicago's mild winter came to an abrupt end Thursday when the season's first significant snowstorm brought what could total as much as 8 inches of the...

Chicago's Mild Winter Continues, For Now

Posted 01.10.2012 | Chicago

Temperatures in Chicago could reached 50 degrees on Tuesday, and the mild winter streak that some Windy City residents can get used to will continue i...

Why Chicago's Winter Is So Warm Right Now (Probably)

Chicago Magazine | Posted 03.07.2012 | Chicago

This morning as I was making coffee, I heard birds singing. I didn't smile to myself or do a jaunty heel-kick; I went back to the bedroom to turn off ...