Severe Weather Preparedness - NBC Chicago

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

Nov 27, 2018

Full List: Find a Chicago-Area Warming Center

Full List: Find a Chicago-Area Warming Center

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

Nov 26, 2018

How to Track When Your Chicago Street Will Be Plowed

How to Track When Your Chicago Street Will Be Plowed

Nothing is worse than spending hours shoveling your street just for a city plow to come by moments later.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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...

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.

Jan 16, 2019
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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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