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"Our House Is Down!": 911 Calls Detail Panic in Texas Floods

Calls to 911 portray a Texas family's panic as they scrambled to escape raging floodwaters before their house was... Read »

Jun 10, 2015
Southwest Suburbs Hit With Large Hail

Southwest Suburbs Hit With Large Hail

Storms that popped in areas south and west of Joliet, in Will County, produced torrential rainfall and dropped large... Watch »

Jun 10, 2015
Haze in Chicago Area Caused by Canada Forest Fires

Haze in Chicago Area Caused by Canada Forest Fires

Those clouds marring your morning commute weren’t actually clouds — they’re actually a thin layer of smoke blowing... Read »

Jun 9, 2015

Your Photos: June 8th Storms

Severe weather rolled through the Chicago area on Monday, June 8, 2015. View »

Jun 8, 2015
Boy Swept Away By Flash Floods in Peoria Found Alive

Boy Swept Away By Flash Floods in Peoria Found Alive

Strong currents from a creek swollen by flash floods swept away a 15-year-old boy, who had survived the night by... Watch »

Jun 8, 2015
NWS: Tornado Confirmed in Northern Jasper County Sunday

NWS: Tornado Confirmed in Northern Jasper County Sunday

The National Weather Service said Monday that a brief tornado hit part of Jasper County in Indiana during Sunday’s... Watch »

Jun 8, 2015

Your Storm Photos: June 7, 2015

Residents in and around Chicago snapped pictures of Sunday's strong storms. View »

Jun 8, 2015
Strong Storms Pass Through Chicago Area

Strong Storms Pass Through Chicago Area

The strong storms and severe weather that hit parts of the Chicago area Sunday could linger through Monday. Watch »

Jun 8, 2015
Scattered Thunderstorms

Scattered Thunderstorms

NBC 5 Meteorologist Pete Sack details a stormy Sunday forecast with warm temperatures and the threat of severe... Watch »

Jun 7, 2015
Severe Storms Head Into Chicago Area

Severe Storms Head Into Chicago Area

A Severe Thunderstorm Warning was issued for multiple counties across Illinois and northwest Indiana Sunday ahead of... Watch »

Jun 7, 2015
Severe Storms On Way

Severe Storms On Way

NBC Chicago's Alicia Roman gives us a look at the weekend weather. Watch »

Jun 6, 2015
Dramatic Temperature Drop Friday, Weekend Storms Possible

Dramatic Temperature Drop Friday, Weekend Storms Possible

Thursday may have been the warmest day of the week for the Chicago area, but the summer-like weather didn't last... Watch »

Jun 4, 2015
California's Largest Lake Threatened by Urban Water Transfer

California's Largest Lake Threatened by Urban Water Transfer

Once-bustling marinas on shallow water in California's largest lake a few years ago are bone-dry. Read »

Jun 3, 2015
Hurricane Simulator May Help Us Understand Storms

Hurricane Simulator May Help Us Understand Storms

Researchers trying to figure out what turns some hurricanes into catastrophic monsters now have a new lab that... Watch »

May 29, 2015
Calif. Water Use Fell 13.5 Percent in April Amid Drought

Calif. Water Use Fell 13.5 Percent in April Amid Drought

Californians responded to the worst snowpack measurement on record and unprecedented drought restrictions by... Read »

Jun 2, 2015
No Hurricane in 10 Yrs: Will Florida's Streak End?

No Hurricane in 10 Yrs: Will Florida's Streak End?

The last time Florida was hit directly by a hurricane was a decade ago and in that time, the state has grown by... Watch »

Jun 1, 2015
Obama Talks Climate Change in Twitter Q&A

Obama Talks Climate Change in Twitter Q&A

President Barack Obama took to Twitter for a climate change Q&A following his earlier briefing on the hurricane... Watch »

May 29, 2015
Drone Surveys Chicago's Frozen Beaches

Drone Surveys Chicago's Frozen Beaches

Another drone video showing off the beauty of Chicago is collecting comments and traction on the Internet. Read »

May 28, 2015

Viewer Photos: May 27 Rainbows

NBC Chicago viewers shared images of rainbows -- some photos showing double rainbows -- captured Wednesday, May 27... View »

May 27, 2015
Unseasonably Cool

Unseasonably Cool

NBC Chicago's Alicia Roman gives us a look at the weather forecast. Watch »

May 31, 2015
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