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

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.

Thursday, Feb 19, 2015 at 08:48 PM CST

School Closings in the Chicago Area

School Closings in the Chicago Area

As dangerously cold weather looms over the Chicago area, many question whether schools will be open.

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...

Wednesday, Jan 7, 2015 at 05:35 PM CST

Tips for Keeping Your Home Warm

Tips for Keeping Your Home Warm

If you feel like your home just isn't staying warm, here are a few things to check.

Tuesday, Jan 6, 2015 at 06:04 PM CST

How to Keep Your Car Ready for Frigid Temps

How to Keep Your Car Ready for Frigid Temps

Charlie Wojciechowski reports.

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.

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