| Oct 18, 2014
| 5:10 PM
A hurricane churning past Hawaii on Saturday pummeled the Pacific archipelago with heavy rain, strong gusts and dangerous surf but was skirting the islands without making a direct hit, the National Weather Service said.
Hurricane Ana was still a...
| Oct 18, 2014
| 6:28 PM
Hurricane Gonzalo scored a direct hit on Bermuda Friday night into Saturday morning, pummeling the tiny island chain with rain and howling winds that downed trees and knocked out power but spared it catastrophic damage or death.
Much of the Atlantic...
| Oct 17, 2014
| 6:32 PM
Bermuda is being pummeled by wind and rain from Hurricane Gonzalo, which has made landfall along the south-central coast, according to the National Weather Service.
The Category 2 storm has sustained winds of 110 mph, with even stronger gusts on...
| Oct 16, 2014
| 8:15 PM
Area temperatures jump into the 60s Friday and sun returns as mild air rides in on gusty west winds, but another surge of chilly Canadian air arrives Saturday.
Chicago historian Frank Wachowski reports the city logged a puny 44 minutes of sun out of a...
| Oct 15, 2014
| 2:22 AM
Hurricane Gonzalo, 5 a.m. Wednesday
OUTLOOK: Hurricane Gonzalo has turned into a Category 3 storm and, according to the National Hurricane Center, could become a Category 4 storm by Thursday. On its current track, Gonzalo poses a threat to Bermuda...
| Oct 14, 2014
| 7:40 PM
One to 2 inches of rain had fallen across the Chicago area Tuesday evening, but metro rainfall totals may approach 3 inches before rain finally ends late Wednesday. Officially at O'Hare International Airport, 1.1 inches had fallen by 8 p.m. Tuesday, the...
| Sep 24, 2014
| 12:54 PM
Sept. 10 is the statistical peak of the Atlantic hurricane season - the date on which a hurricane is most likely to be swirling in the Atlantic.
That's didn't happen this year.
No matter. Sept. 10 doesn't mean much to South Florida - because 60...
| Aug 20, 2014
| 3:36 AM
Thanks in part to social media, many people these days take words like "failure" or "invitation" and cut them down to size for phrases like "epic fail" or "where's my invite?"
Well, Twitter fans and texters, the National Hurricane Center was all over...
| Aug 15, 2014
The mean season has arrived.
During the 10-week stretch from mid-August through October, the most powerful storms tend to form in the Atlantic, Caribbean and Gulf of Mexico. It's also when South Florida is most likely to be struck.
"Almost all South...
| Oct 13, 2014
| 2:37 PM
A tropical cyclone named Gonzalo became the year's sixth hurricane as it moved through the Virgin Island on Monday afternoon.
The storm was about 20 miles southeast of St. Martin with maximum sustained winds of 75 mph as of Monday afternoon, and...
| Aug 24, 2014
It had been a mushy batch of stormy weather in the Atlantic for days, not generating much concern. Now, it's time to pay closer attention.
That's because a newly formed tropical depression is forecast to intensify into a Category 1 hurricane and draw...