Stay a step ahead of the storm with tips from the NBC Chicago Storm Team

Wednesday, Feb 24, 2016 at 12:51 PM CST

How to Track When Your Street Will Be Plowed

How to Track When Your Street Will Be Plowed

Nothing is worse than spending hours shoveling your street just for a city plow to come by moments later, and ahead of the first big snowstorm of the season there are several ways to know when exactly your...

Wednesday, Feb 24, 2016 at 08:08 AM CST
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By Jessica Glazer

6 Essential Life Hacks for Surviving Cold Winter Weather

Here are a few tips to survive a cold winter season, including: don't try to... View gallery

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Sunday, Feb 14, 2016 at 02:24 PM CST

Dangerous Cold: 10 Things To Know

Dangerous Cold: 10 Things To Know

Temperatures in Illinois and northwest Indiana will plummet overnight Sunday, and the temps will stay dangerously low for the start of the week.

Monday, Jan 18, 2016 at 05:38 AM CST

Warming Centers in Chicago Area

Warming Centers in Chicago Area

When Mother Nature takes the temperature to dangerous levels, it's important to find a safe place to stay warm.

Tuesday, Jan 12, 2016 at 05:48 PM CST

How to Prepare Your Car for Cold Weather

How to Prepare Your Car for Cold Weather

Chicagoans are no strangers to cold and snowy weather and anyone who has lived through a winter season in the city knows there is a lot of preparation involved.

Wednesday, Feb 18, 2015 at 05:03 PM CST

All You Need to Know About Wind Chill

All You Need to Know About Wind Chill

As Chicago braces for record-breaking cold temperatures and a Wind Chill Advisory, here's a guide to all you need to know about wind chill and how it compares to the actual air temperature.

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