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Winter Weather and Blizzards

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  • Weather Still Has All The Elements

    In perhaps the most frequently quoted line from The Hartford Courant, this newspaper commented in August 1897: "A well known American writer said once that, while everybody talked about the weather, nobody seemed to do anything about it." The quip,...
  • Blizzard Box Office Battle: 'Paranormal,' 'Frozen,' 'Hobbit' to Fight for First

    The opening of Paramount's "Paranormal Activity: The Marked Ones" is on a collision course with Disney's "Frozen" and Warner Bros.' "The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug" for the first U.S. box office crown of 2014 -- though real snow put a chill on...
  • Heavy snow comes first, followed by dangerous cold

    Heavy snow comes first, followed by dangerous cold
    Officials expect between 8 and 10 inches of snow to cover the Chicago area by early Sunday evening, right before dangerously low temperatures set in for the beginning of the work week. The National Weather Service issued a winter storm warning...
  • 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...
  • Dangerous 'polar vortex' grips Midwest; 16 below in Chicago

    Dangerous 'polar vortex' grips Midwest; 16 below in Chicago
    A frigid weather system called the polar vortex gripped much of the Midwest on Monday as temperatures dropped to near-record, subzero lows, canceling school classes, grounding thousands of airline flights and prompting authorities to urge residents to...
  • 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...
  • Morning commute fitful but better as temperatures rise

    Morning commute fitful but better as temperatures rise
    After two days of major disruptions and cancellations, Metra trains ran normal schedules this morning though some commuters waited more than half an hour in the cold because of delays. Most of the delays were on the Burlington Northern Sante Fe line,...
  • Slow snow dig-out across city

    Slow snow dig-out across city
    Many Chicagoans left their homes Wednesday to return to work and school after a weekend of heavy snow and two days of bitter cold to be greeted with the inconveniences of snow-packed side streets, uncleared alleys and ice-covered sidewalks. Such...
  • Above freezing, finally, but now threat of flooding

    Above freezing, finally, but now threat of flooding
    Ten days into the new year, temperatures in Chicago are expected to pass the freezing mark for the first time in 2014 today. But there's a new threat: Flooding. Temperatures are forecast to rise into the 30s for the next five days, bringing snow, rain...
  • 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...
  • Naperville warns of potential flooding

    Naperville warns of potential flooding
    Naperville is asking residents to make sure snow isn't blocking their storm drains during anticipated rainfall. The rain and snow coupled with a frozen ground can cause flooding, officials said in a news release. The city also is recommending that...