| May 27, 2014
| 2:00 PM
A 15-year-old girl remained hospitalized and eight people woke up at a shelter Tuesday morning after a tornado struck a mobile-home park along North Dakota's booming oil fields.
The National Weather Service estimated winds reached 120 mph at the...
| Jun 3, 2014
| 7:19 PM
Thunderstorms with the potential for heavy rain, high winds, and lightning are speeding toward Illinois from Nebraska and Iowa and are expected to hit the Chicago area around midnight.
The areas most in danger for severe weather are south of Int. Hwy....
| Jun 3, 2014
| 7:14 PM
Hail the size of baseballs, wind gusts of up to 90 mph and tornadoes could be in store for parts of Nebraska, Kansas and Missouri as a band of severe thunderstorms travels across the Midwest Tuesday night, according to the National Weather Service....
| Jun 8, 2014
| 2:01 PM
With a wave of volatile weather sweeping across Colorado on Sunday, at least one person was injured after a tornado pounced on a country club southeast of Denver.
The injury was minor, according to the Aurora Fire Department, and the extent of the...
| May 6, 2014
| 11:14 PM
Letters to the editor from Des Plaines, Park Ridge, Skokie and Evanston.
Withstanding a tornado
People who have homes in Tornado Alley could be known as living in a house of cards: too many flat surfaces that can be totally destroyed in 100-mile-per-...
| May 9, 2014
| 8:14 PM
BURBANK — For a group of Pacific League baseball teams battling for one final guaranteed playoff spot, Friday was gut-check time.
With three games remaining in the regular season, three teams were tied for fifth place, just one game behind...
| May 15, 2014
| 4:01 PM
While crews continue to battle raging wildfires in San Diego County, many on social media have been highlighting the tornado-like flaming vortexes captured in photos from the front lines.
Known in the science community as a fire whirl, on social media...
| Jun 8, 2014
May 20, 2013, started as a typical day in Moore, Okla. Morning routines went as planned.
The residents were awakened to alarm clocks they had set the night before. Business appointments were reviewed. Children were prepared by families for another...
| Jun 11, 2014
| 3:33 PM
Severe storms were moving south and west of the Baltimore area Wednesday evening, expected to bring threats of hail, damaging winds and isolated tornadoes.
A tornado watch has been issued for Allegany, Carroll, Charles, Frederick, Garrett, Howard,...
| May 31, 2014
| 1:38 PM
Cook County officials released a draft of a hazard mitigation plan that will give county and municipal governments access to federal funding for projects to prevent damage from natural disasters.
Officials from some of the 115 municipalities that are...
| Jun 17, 2014
| 6:36 AM
Strong storms tore through the Midwest overnight, prompting a tornado watch in the Chicago area as powerful winds and at least one tornado damaged homes and an elementary school in two towns in Wisconsin and injured at least five people.
A state of...