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  • There's snow in Christmas Eve forecast -- but it may not stick

    There's snow in Christmas Eve forecast -- but it may not stick
    The National Weather Service is calling for snow on Christmas Eve, although it isn't clear yet whether it will accumulate in Chicago. Ben Deubelbeiss, meteorologist at the weather service in Chicago, said snow accumulation in the area between Chicago...
  • December could be cloudiest on books in Chicago

    December could be cloudiest on books in Chicago
    Baby, it’s gray outside. This month is on track to be one of the cloudiest Decembers on record in Chicago, according to National Weather Service data. Monday is the 15th day this month without a scrap of sunshine, according to WGN-TV meteorologist...
  • Another threat from climate change: bad-tasting shrimp

    Another threat from climate change: bad-tasting shrimp
    Some of the consequences of climate change are obvious -- shrinking polar ice caps, rising sea levels, more damaging floods -- and some are subtle. Among the latter, we can now add bad-tasting seafood. So concludes a team of researchers led by Sam...
  • Ask Tom: How fast do snowflakes fall?

    Dear Tom, How fast do snowflakes fall? Does wind slow them down? — Abby Vaughn Dear Abby, According to snow expert Nolan Doesken, the vast majority of snowflakes, probably 95 percent of them, fall at speeds of 1 to 6 feet per second. Doesken,...
  • Light Snowfall Expected Across Connecticut Sunday, Motorists Use Caution

    Light Snowfall Expected Across Connecticut Sunday, Motorists Use Caution
    WEATHER – Light snowfall is expected to fall across the state for most of Sunday, the National Weather Service reported Sunday morning. The National Weather Service released a special weather statement and hazardous weather outlook just before 4:...
  • Weather: Possible showers

    Weather: Possible showers
    The Orlando area could see some showers and a possible thunderstorm Sunday. The National Weather Service in Melbourne forecast a 40 percent chance of showers, mainly after 1 p.m. Otherwise, the day should be cloudy. Highs should reach 77, dropping...
  • Amid climate change, what's more important: Protecting money or people?

    At the latest round of international climate talks this month in Lima, Peru, melting glaciers in the Andes and recent droughts provided a fitting backdrop for the negotiators' recognition that it is too late to prevent climate change, no matter how fast...
  • Winter solstice and our chances for a white Christmas

    This Sunday we will mark the winter solstice. The afternoon sun's maximum elevation in the sky will be at its lowest point here (24.7 degrees above the horizon) -- marking our shortest day (and longest night) of the year. We will have only nine hours...
  • Cloudy and cool forecast for Saturday

    Grab a coat when you head outside today. The National Weather Service is calling for mostly cloudy skies Saturday with a high near 42 degrees and a north wind 6 to 9 mph. Saturday night the temperature drops to a low around 32 degrees. The sun is...
  • Nature's own tornado detector saves migrating birds, study finds

    Nature's own tornado detector saves migrating birds, study finds
    Ornithologist Henry Streby was happy enough that songbirds weighing less than two nickels managed to carry tiny electronic sensors from Tennessee to Colombia and back. Then he looked at the flight paths taken by several of the birds. The data showed...
  • December has seen persistent cloudiness — but above-average temperatures

    Friday marked the twelfth day this month with no sunshine registering on veteran observer Frank Wachowski's official Chicago sunshine recorder. Cloudiness is expected to persist the next few days, possibly jeopardizing the record of 16 sunshine-free...