| Feb 21, 2014
| 1:13 PM
The National Weather Service canceled the tornado watch that was issued earlier for the city, Arundel, Baltimore and Harford counties and parts of southern Maryland until 5 p.m.
A tornado watch means conditions are favorable for the development of...
| Nov 22, 2013
| 5:44 PM
NORMAL, Ill. — In a hallway beyond the entrance of Gate 4 at Hancock Stadium, Nick Sievers clutched two sweatshirts — one red, one green.
The garments were among many donations the Washington community has received this week after an EF-4...
| Aug 30, 2013
| 7:00 AM
Television meteorologist Gary England has long described himself -- with a thick, western Oklahoma drawl -- as an Okie living his dream.
This week England gave his final on-air forecast from his post at KWTV Channel 9 in Oklahoma City, to the...
| Aug 16, 2013
| 1:12 PM
It’s been three months since Plaza Towers Elementary School became the symbolic heart of the mammoth tornado that ripped through Moore, Okla., leaving 24 people dead.
The twister leveled the Plaza Towers campus, killing seven third-graders as...
| Nov 17, 2013
| 2:05 PM
Baltimore Ravens fans who traveled to Chicago for Sunday's game against the Bears spent more than an hour in the sheltered concourse at Soldier Field, but that doesn't mean they stayed dry.
"It was blowing sideways," said Neal Moorhouse, a known...
| Nov 20, 2013
| 9:32 PM
From Capitol Fax: Robert Ritchie, the executive director of America Needs Fatima [" a campaign of the American Society for the Defense of Tradition, Family, and Property"]... is asking whether his readers believe that the “massive Illinois tornadoes...
| Nov 25, 2013
| 4:29 AM
A total of 24 tornadoes cut across Illinois during a violent 4-hour stretch of unseasonably warm weather last weekend, according to the National Weather Service.
The tornadoes destroyed parts of many Central and Southern Illinois towns on Nov. 17...
| Nov 25, 2013
| 1:53 PM
WASHINGTON — The Illinois congressional delegation today wrote the president asking him for a disaster declaration for 15 counties hit by severe storms and tornados on Nov. 17.
The counties, they said, "were pummeled by the fourth largest November...
| Nov 26, 2013
| 5:20 PM
President Barack Obama on Tuesday approved disaster funding for 15 Illinois counties damaged during a deadly string of tornadoes downstate, a day after a group of Illinois lawmakers asked the president for emergency funding.
The president's disaster...
| Dec 2, 2013
| 6:38 AM
The deadly November tornadoes were the most significant weather event of a fall marked by generally normal temperatures and below-average rainfall, according to the National Weather Service.
The 10 tornadoes in the Chicago-area Nov. 17 were the most for...
| Nov 21, 2013
Social media was such an important part of the Illinois tornado outbreak. From reuniting lost pets with family members to photos of rescues under the rubble, tools such as Twitter, Facebook and Instagram allowed us to not only watch it unfold but also...