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Monday, May 28, 2018 at 12:42 PM CDT

Keep Your Cool This Summer: Safety Tips for the Heat

Keep Your Cool This Summer: Safety Tips for the Heat

With temperatures in some parts of the country soaring as high as 120 degrees this summer, combatting the heat is no easy task. Last year 94 people suffered from heat related deaths more than double the...

Friday, Jun 15, 2018 at 11:16 AM CDT

List of Chicago-Area Cooling Centers

List of Chicago-Area Cooling Centers

important to stay safe">Chicago is no stranger to hot temperatures, but as the city grapples with a heat wave, there are some things to be aware of.  When the temperatures rise to dangerous levels, it's important to stay safe

Thursday, May 9, 2019 at 11:15 AM CDT

Lightning Safety: What to Do if You're in an Open Field

Lightning Safety: What to Do if You're in an Open Field

Meteorologist Joey Miller discusses lightning safety if you're in an open field when a storm hits. 

Thursday, May 9, 2019 at 11:20 AM CDT

How Does Hail Form?

How Does Hail Form?

Meteorologist Joey Miller explains how hail forms. 

Sunday, May 11, 2014 at 03:02 PM CDT

What to Do When a Tornado Heads for Your House

What to Do When a Tornado Heads for Your House

Andy Avalos takes you on a tour of a suburban home and points out the best and worst places to seek shelter when a tornado is bearing down.

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Flash Flood Warning in Effect as Rain Hammers Suburbs
Flash Flood Warning in Effect as Rain Hammers Suburbs

Heavy rains moving through the Chicago area have prompted Flash Flood Warnings in several counties on Sunday.

Person Dies After Being Pulled From Lake Michigan
Person Dies After Being Pulled From Lake Michigan

One person is dead and another is in an area hospital after they were rescued from the waters of Lake Michigan on Saturday afternoon.

Rip Currents, High Waves Expected on Lake Michigan Sunday
Rip Currents, High Waves Expected on Lake Michigan Sunday

Chicago residents and visitors are being advised to stay out of the waters of Lake Michigan, as a Beach Hazard alert has been issued by the National Weather Service.

Cloudy, Cool Conditions Come to Chicago
Cloudy, Cool Conditions Come to Chicago

While cloud cover will make Sunday feel a bit gloomy, Chicago area residents will undoubtedly celebrate as the intense heat of the previous few days has finally dissipated.

Heat and Humidity Grip East Coast as Midwest Gets Reprieve
Heat and Humidity Grip East Coast as Midwest Gets Reprieve

The East Coast on Sunday sweated through another day of extreme heat and humidity as organizers in Boston canceled a benefit run, Delaware Civil War re-enactors got the day off and the New York Police Department...

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