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Winter Weather and Blizzards

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  • Weather Q & A: Polar vortex or simply winter?

    Weather Q & A: Polar vortex or simply winter?
    A year after a brutally cold spell was blamed on something called the polar vortex — which was treated like a northern invasion by the media and as a conquering hero by children impressed by its power to close schools — this week's chill is...
  • CPS, more than 125 other districts close as dangerous weather arrives

    CPS, more than 125 other districts close as dangerous weather arrives
    Chicago Public Schools and more than 125 school districts in the area decided to close Wednesday as a cold front sliding off the Canadian Rockies threatens to drive wind chills into dangerous territory for the next two days. Chicago school buildings...
  • Ask Tom: Could a rainstorm, if it fell as snow, beat the blizzard of '67?

    Ask Tom: Could a rainstorm, if it fell as snow, beat the blizzard of '67?
    Tom, What is the formula for converting inches of rain to inches of snow? Could a summer rainstorm, if it fell as snow, beat the blizzard of 1967? — John Tolley, Chicago Dear John, On average, 1 inch of rain equates to 10 inches of snow, a...
  • Storm headed for Bay Area could bring 8 inches of rain and a blizzard

    Storm headed for Bay Area could bring 8 inches of rain and a blizzard
    One of the biggest winter storms to hit the Bay Area in the last 10 years is expected to quickly dump inches of rain and blast residents with powerful winds Thursday and Friday, the National Weather Service said. “Bottom line … now is the...
  • California braces for major winter storm

    Talk about extremes. After months of record dry and hot conditions, California this week is gearing up for a huge rainstorm that prompted weather officials to issue the state's first blizzard warning since 2008. The National Weather Service issued the...
  • Activision Blizzard Posts Record 3rd Qtr. Results on Back of Blockbuster 'Destiny' Launch

    "Destiny" did much of the heavy lifting for Activision Blizzard, with the successful launch of the game in September enabling the videogame publisher to post record third quarter sales. The industry's largest gamemaker posted $753 million in revenue,...
  • Make the most of the next polar vortex

    The initial warning bell sounded in early August. I was grilling steaks on my patio, wearing my customary weekend summer attire of T-shirt, shorts and flip-flops. Smooth jazz from my outdoor speakers enveloped the backyard. Mixed with the aroma of...
  • How to wallow in the wintry weather

    How to wallow in the wintry weather
    Warning! All Chicago citizens! Warning! The Chicagoland Bureau of Weather Alarms has just issued an alert for the metropolitan area and beyond, ranging as far south as Kankakee and as far north as Scott Walker. Citizens of the Chicago metropolis are...
  • When will South Florida get cold?

    When will South Florida get cold?
    While the polar vortex has much of the nation shivering, South Florida is basking in beautiful weather with warm afternoons and mild evenings. The vortex, an expansive area of super-frigid air generally centered around the North Pole, plays only a...
  • Avoid a blizzard of bills with these energy tips

    Fall's cooler temperatures are here, and when you feel that first chill, your natural response is to reach for the thermostat. Many people do the same thing, sacrificing energy efficiency in the name of comfort. But you can have both. Here are five ways...
  • With 'Overwatch' video game, Blizzard tries more accessible approach

    With 'Overwatch' video game, Blizzard tries more accessible approach
    Fans at Blizzard Entertainment Inc.'s annual convention kept slipping up and calling the company's big new video game "Overlord" — which sounds like an obvious, even cliche, name for the kind of dark, lurid shooter game everyone's grown used to....