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

Monday, Apr 16, 2018

LIST: School Closings, Cancellations Across the Chicago Area

LIST: School Closings, Cancellations Across the Chicago Area

Wondering if severe weather will leave your child's school closed or canceled for the day? Click here.

Friday, Dec 15, 2017

Look Skyward! How to Spot This Newly Named Cloud

Look Skyward! How to Spot This Newly Named Cloud

This past March several new cloud names were added to the International Cloud Atlas. These additions are the first to the Atlas in over a century.

Thursday, Nov 16, 2017

How Much Snow Could the Chicago Area See This Winter?

How Much Snow Could the Chicago Area See This Winter?

Storm Team Meteorologist Kalee Dionne talks about this winter season and a look at the past five years.

Saturday, Dec 17, 2016

Tips for Keeping Pets Warm as Temperatures Drop

Tips for Keeping Pets Warm as Temperatures Drop

As the temperatures drop across the Chicago area, area animal shelters remind pet owners to consider their pet's safety and well-being during the cold season.

Tuesday, Dec 26, 2017

Find a Warming Center Near You

Find a Warming Center Near You

When Mother Nature takes the temperature to dangerous levels, it's important to find a safe place to stay warm.

Saturday, Feb 3, 2018

23 Winter Weather Tips for Your Home, Car and Pets

23 Winter Weather Tips for Your Home, Car and Pets

Bundle up! Cold and snowy weather has arrived in the Chicago area for the season.

Sunday, Dec 11, 2016

10 Things To Keep in Your Vehicle During Extreme Winter Weather

10 Things To Keep in Your Vehicle During Extreme Winter Weather

Each winter, Chicagoans face plunging temperatures, subzero wind chills, and blustery conditions which could lead to dangerous road conditions. It's important to keep certain items in your car to keep you...

Friday, Feb 19, 2016

Watch vs. Warning: Know Your Weather Terms

Watch vs. Warning: Know Your Weather Terms

The last thing anyone wants to be is confused when severe weather strikes. The definitions of watches and warnings can easily get jumbled, so keep this guide handy when a storm approaches your neighborhood.

Tuesday, Mar 6, 2018
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By Jessica Glazer

6 Essential Life Hacks for Surviving Cold Winter Weather

Here are a few tips to survive a cold winter season, including: don't try to...View gallery

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Saturday, Dec 10, 2016

Dangerous Cold: 10 Things To Know

Dangerous Cold: 10 Things To Know

Temperatures in Illinois can become dangerously cold during winter months.

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