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Winter Weather and Blizzards

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  • Drought urgency hits rain country: Washington governor declares state emergency

    Drought urgency hits rain country: Washington governor declares state emergency
    Washington Gov. Jay Inslee declared a statewide drought Friday — citing historically low snowpack, dwindling rivers and rising temperatures that have plunged nearly the entire West Coast into official emergency status.
  • Ask Tom: How common are big snowstorms in April?

    Dear Tom, How common are big April snowstorms? I seem to remember a big early April snowfall in 1975. — Jim Scios Dear Jim, Chicago gets snow in April most years; the month's current average snowfall is 1.2 inches. Most April snows are light,...

    Spring splits, but fortunately not for long

    Spring splits, but fortunately not for long
    After a brief fling with springlike weather, which saw temperatures early last week climb above 70 degrees, winter made an unwelcome return Monday to the Southland. For the most part, the south and southwest suburbs didn't see snowfall as significant as...

    Snowstorm exits; midweek warm-up ahead

    Snowstorm exits; midweek warm-up ahead
    Monday's snowstorm dropped 3 to 6 inches across the area. Officially, at O'Hare International Airport, the snowfall totaled 5.8 inches, bringing the 2014-15 tally to 50.1 inches. Gradual melting of the snow will take place Tuesday, though temperatures...

    Elgin area deals with more snow than expected

     Elgin area deals with more snow than expected
    The Elgin area dealt with an early spring snowstorm Monday that left more snow on the ground than many thought would be there, slowing a morning commute as snow plows could not keep up with the heavier-than-expected snowfall.. "Can you believe this? I...