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City Deploys More Than 280 Snow Plows and Salt Spreaders

City Deploys More Than 280 Snow Plows and Salt Spreaders

The city's Department of Streets and Sanitation began with snow and ice removal on major streets and Lake Shore... Read »

Jan 3, 2015
Winter Weather Advisory Issued for Chicago Area

Winter Weather Advisory Issued for Chicago Area

A winter weather roller coaster is coming to Chicago starting Friday night and extending into next week. Watch »

Jan 2, 2015
Bitter New Year's Eve Forecast for Chicago

Bitter New Year's Eve Forecast for Chicago

Chicagoans will be ringing in the New Year with a blast from the weather past. Watch »

Dec 31, 2014
Chicago Set to Tie Record for Least Snowy December

Chicago Set to Tie Record for Least Snowy December

After only a trace of snow fell this month, Chicagoans are experiencing the least snowiest December on record. Watch »

Dec 30, 2014
At Least 24 Dead in Malaysia, Thailand Floods

At Least 24 Dead in Malaysia, Thailand Floods

The worst flooding in decades hit Malaysia, killing 10 people and forcing nearly 160,000 from their homes as more... Read »

Dec 28, 2014
2014 Closes Out With Arctic Chill Across the U.S.

2014 Closes Out With Arctic Chill Across the U.S.

New Year's Eve will be a chilly one for much of the country, even in places that typically pop champagne on the big... Read »

Dec 31, 2014
California Needs 11 Trillion Gallons of Water: NASA

California Needs 11 Trillion Gallons of Water: NASA

California will need 11 trillion gallons of water to overcome its historic drought, according to a NASA estimate... Read »

Dec 17, 2014
Chicagoans Enjoy Warm and Sunny December Day
White Christmas in West After Deadly Storms Hamper Travel

White Christmas in West After Deadly Storms Hamper Travel

It will be a white Christmas Thursday for some residents in the Western parts of the U.S. Watch »

Dec 25, 2014
Threat of Snow Turns to Bit of Rain

Threat of Snow Turns to Bit of Rain

The heaviest snow bands looked Wednesday morning like they would set up across Northwest Indiana. Watch »

Dec 25, 2014
Holiday Storms Poised to Bring Rain, Snow Across U.S.

Holiday Storms Poised to Bring Rain, Snow Across U.S.

Storms brewing in the U.S. are set to bring rain, snow and winds that could make holiday travel a messy affair, NBC... Read »

Dec 22, 2014
Wet Christmas: Soaking Storm Brewing for the Holiday

Wet Christmas: Soaking Storm Brewing for the Holiday

The weather may disrupt Christmas travel on the East Coast as almost 100 million Americans take to the roads and... Read »

Dec 19, 2014
Black Ice Causes Problems on Kennedy Expressway

Black Ice Causes Problems on Kennedy Expressway

A number of crashes and spin-outs prompted officials to close the Ohio and Ontario feeder ramps to Interstate 90/94... Watch »

Dec 19, 2014
Earth Still on Track for Record Warmest Year

Earth Still on Track for Record Warmest Year

Earth's average temperature in November was well above normal, keeping the globe on track for the warmest year since... Read »

Dec 15, 2014
Look: Rare Weather Event Fills Grand Canyon With Clouds

Look: Rare Weather Event Fills Grand Canyon With Clouds

A rare weather phenomenon at the Grand Canyon had visitors looking out on a sea of thick clouds just below the rim. Read »

Dec 12, 2014
Continental U.S. Enduring Coldest Year Since 1997

Continental U.S. Enduring Coldest Year Since 1997

The contiguous United States is having its coldest year since 1997 even as the world could be facing its warmest... Read »

Dec 8, 2014
Mudslides, Power Outages as Storm Slams SoCal

Mudslides, Power Outages as Storm Slams SoCal

Southern Californians awoke to flash floods, mudslides, power outages and traffic chaos Friday as a powerful storm... Watch »

Dec 12, 2014
Nor'easter Set to Bring Heavy Winds, Rain and Snow

Nor'easter Set to Bring Heavy Winds, Rain and Snow

A second nor'easter in two weeks will hit the I-95 corridor starting Tuesday, prompting winter storm watches and... Read »

Dec 9, 2014
21 Killed as Deadly Typhoon Rips Through Philippines

21 Killed as Deadly Typhoon Rips Through Philippines

Typhoon Haugpit lashed the eastern Philippines Sunday with ferocious winds and heavy rain that Watch »

Dec 8, 2014
November 2014 Was 4th-Coldest on Record in Illinois

November 2014 Was 4th-Coldest on Record in Illinois

Illinois State Climatologist Jim Angel says November's statewide average temperature was 34.2 degrees — 8.2 degrees... Read »

Dec 2, 2014
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