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

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.

Tuesday, Jan 6, 2015 at 08:46 AM CST

How to Keep Pets Safe in Cold Weather

How to Keep Pets Safe in Cold Weather

In the midst of a brutal winter blast, Chicago area residents will also need to take extra precautions to keep their pets safe. LeeAnn Trotter has the latest on tips for keeping pets safe in the cold.

Monday, Jan 11, 2016 at 12:29 PM CST

18 Ways to Stay Warm When It's Ridiculously Cold

18 Ways to Stay Warm When It's Ridiculously Cold

Plummeting temperatures have swept the Chicago area, leaving commuters to suffer through biting subzero cold and wicked winds on their way to and from work. Here's how you can minimize the misery, keep safe and...

Thursday, Feb 19, 2015 at 07:38 AM CST

How to Get Out of a Skid on Icy Road

How to Get Out of a Skid on Icy Road

TODAY national investigative correspondent Jeff Rossen gives tips on how to stay safe behind the wheel in winter weather, including being aware of your surroundings and slowing down when there’s black ice on the...

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Winter Weather Advisory in Effect

Winter Weather Advisory in Effect

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Man Hits Family with Car, Killing Father: Police

Man Hits Family with Car, Killing Father: Police

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