| Feb 2, 2013
Spring is on the way. That was the forecast Saturday (Feb. 2) from Punxsutawney Phil, who made his annual Groundhog Day appearance in Pennsylvania. Phil didn't see his shadow, and lore has it that when that happens, an early spring is coming....
| Oct 10, 2013
Stroll end to end at IndieCade, a now-annual game festival and conference in Culver City, and there’s as much for […]...
| Dec 25, 2011
| 2:09 PM
A year ago, the season's first dusting of snow veered east over Cape Cod and the forecasters were reassuring. Take heart, snow lovers, they said. Your day will come.
It did. Over and over again, with back-breaking, bone-chilling, roof-flattening...
| Feb 6, 2012
| 7:07 AM
A rare February disturbance that initially looked like it had a chance to develop into a subtropical depression is fizzling, the National Hurricane Center Center said Monday morning.
Still, Monday's forecast calls for mostly cloudy skies, scattered...
| Apr 3, 2012
| 10:27 AM
Not long ago, an astute reader noted that it has been nearly two years since I wrote in a column that "most experts now estimate that Iran needs about 18 months to complete a nuclear device and a missile to carry it."
His point — that those...
| Jan 11, 2012
| 5:29 PM
The season's first serious storm is expected to dump as much as 8 inches of snow on the Chicago area Thursday and Friday, and the National Weather Service says high winds and plunging temperatures could make traveling hazardous.
Snow will start falling...
| Jan 26, 2012
As the last days of January go by, no snow has accumulated in the Perry Hall/Kingsville neighborhoods. While snow lovers and students yearn for sledding and days off from school, the rest of us quietly rejoice with the passing of each snowless day. I...
| Dec 2, 2011
| 8:08 AM
Isn't the weather pleasant for December? Trib Nation asked WGN Chief Meteorologist Tom Skilling about the temperate temperatures, and why the seasonal picture now seems to be shaping up so differently from October predictions of another catastrophic...
| Jan 31, 2012
| 1:05 PM
A year ago, the Chicago area was bracing for a paralyzing blizzard. Today, we basked in weather just a few degrees shy of the record.
By 3 p.m., the temperature was 57 at the city's official recording station at O'Hare International Airport. That's 8...
| Feb 1, 2012
| 3:54 PM
Thursday is Groundhog Day. According to legend, if a groundhog comes out of hibernation and sees its shadow on this day, we will have six more weeks of winter.
We sure could use more winter. Since California, like most of the United States, hasn't had...
| Feb 2, 2012
What is the warmest Groundhog Day in Chicago history?
—Brandon Borbath, Gurnee
With the help of Chicago climatologist Frank Wachowski, we combed the city's high temperatures for Groundhog Day and found the furry...