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Winter Weather and Blizzards

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  • Remembering The Blizzard Of 2013

    Remembering The Blizzard Of 2013
    Joe Furey, Rachel Frank and Dan Amarante teamed to forecast the blizzard of February 2013, which dumped a record-setting snowfall around Connecticut. Watch the video for their memories of working through last year's weather event. Check back later...
  • Devastating Winds Raked State During Historic Hurricanes

    Devastating Winds Raked State During Historic Hurricanes
    In August 1635, Connecticut consisted of a tiny settlement in Wethersfield and a crude fort in Old Saybrook. This was probably a good thing. It limited the devastation when the Great Colonial Hurricane arrived. The ocean surge from this welcome-to-the-...
  • Not even snow quiets New Trier jazz fest

     Not even snow quiets New Trier jazz fest
    As any jazz musician knows, "improvisation" can be the key to success. That was on display in abundance at Saturday's 31st annual Frank Mantooth Jazz Festival at New Trier High School, with almost one-third of the bands canceling due to a snow storm....
  • Blizzard Of 1978

    The first flakes fell just before noon. By nightfall, gale-force winds were sculpting massive snowdrifts. Long Island Sound bucked and surged against the shoreline. Hundreds of cars were stranded along the state's highways, and thousands of people sought...
  • New Year's storm cost taxpayers more than $100,000

    New Year's storm cost taxpayers more than $100,000
    With snow again expected in the Northwest Suburbs, officials in Arlington Heights are acutely aware that the storm from just a few weeks ago cost village taxpayers more than $100,000. The week-long storm and extreme cold began on the afternoon of New...
  • Snowfall takes bite out of city budget

     Snowfall takes bite out of city budget
    The snow sandwich that has forced Chicagoans to lean into their shovel handles and idle in slushy traffic jams with annoying frequency in recent weeks also has dug into the city’s winter street plowing budget. Snow removal in November and December...
  • Chicago already plowed through half its snow removal budget

    Chicago already plowed through half its snow removal budget
    The City of Chicago already has used about half its 2014 plowing budget trying to deal with the deep snow and intense cold that took hold this month. The city has spent $11.2 million since Dec. 31 on snow removal, according to city spokesman Bill...
  • Back from Indonesia, Emanuel talks weather response

    Back from Indonesia, Emanuel talks weather response
    Mayor Rahm Emanuel stepped off the plane Monday morning from a family vacation in Indonesia into a city blanketed in a winter freeze and quickly addressed the optics of his absence from Chicago in the run-up to some of the nastiest weather the area has...
  • Snow hits hard in Arlington Heights

    Snow hits hard in Arlington Heights
    Arlington Heights got about six inches in the latest snow storm today, with a heavier burst of what looked like lake effect snow between 8-11 a.m., said Cris Papierniak, assistant director of public works. "We had a full arsenal of crews out there...
  • 26 died from cold this year

     26 died from cold this year
    Chicago's third-coldest winter has contributed to the deaths of 26 people so far, nearly 50 percent more fatalities than the entire season's average in recent years, according to numbers provided by the Cook County medical examiner's office. Over the...
  • Roads 'terrible' in suburbs

    Roads 'terrible' in suburbs
    Road crews were out in full force in the Wheaton and Glen Ellyn area on Wednesday morning, trying to keep up with the falling snow. Wheaton road superintendent Mike Wakefield described with roads with one word: “terrible.” “The...