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Winter Weather and Blizzards

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  • Pacific storm drenches parts of Northern California

    A Pacific storm system spreading across Northern California this weekend is delivering a welcome drenching to parts of the drought-stricken state, dumping copious amounts of rain on the coastal range north of San Francisco and several feet of snow on...
  • Forecasters watching chances for 'major winter storm' Thursday

    Forecasters watching chances for 'major winter storm' Thursday
    Weather forecasting models are suggesting a snow-heavy system will track up the East Coast from the Carolinas late Wednesday through Thursday. But forecasters aren't making specific accumulation predictions yet, other than to caution of the...
  • Atlanta braces for storm, stocking up on food, water -- beer too

    Atlanta braces for storm, stocking up on food, water -- beer too
    A flake of snow had yet to hit the ground Monday, but Atlanta's grocery stores were already packed with shoppers afraid of disaster. Fruits and breakfast foods were popular. So were wines. One young man at a Sam's Club commanded a shopping cart packed...
  • Cold snaps makes instruments crackle and pop

     
    The second fret had become buzzy on my vintage mandolin. Not a crisis for a person of my skill level, but since the top on my son’s acoustic guitar had just developed a crack, I took both instruments to Jim......
  • Strongest winter storm in years could bring nearly a foot of snow to state

    Strongest winter storm in years could bring nearly a foot of snow to state
    Meteorologists were expecting the heaviest snowfall of an already frigid and snowy season Thursday, with the region forecast to wake up to a blanket of snow and to endure an icy mix of precipitation through the afternoon. The National Weather Service...
  • Cold temperatures, roof collapses mark winter's latest icy turn

    For those in the Midwest and Northeast who enjoyed a brief respite from the nastiness of winter, the bad news is that a new storm on Friday was tracking its way through the regions, bringing a return of rain, slush, sleet and snow. The new storm,...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • Polar vortex, polar pig and other weird ways to describe this weather

    Polar vortex, polar pig and other weird ways to describe this weather
    Why does Chicago feel like the Arctic today? It's because of the polar vortex. Oh, ok. Wait, what is the polar vortex? While there's a lot of meteorological science behind it, it's actually pretty easy to explain. According to the website...