| Dec 12, 2012
As an automotive journalist, I've piloted 500-horsepower supercars at high speeds. I've driven on some of the best tracks in the country, with professionals offering me tips. Exotic cars with price tags hovering near the balance of my mortgage have...
| Oct 17, 2014
| 9:44 PM
Does Lake Michigan ever freeze over? Our Lake Simcoe (in Canada) freezes, usually to a depth of 20 to 28 inches.
— George Leggett, Barrie, Ontario
Environment Canada and the U.S. National Oceanic and Atmospheric...
| Oct 15, 2014
| 7:43 PM
It seems as if Chicago's normal daily temperatures aren't reliable because the actual high temperature on a day rarely matches the day's normal high. Your thoughts?
"Normal" temperatures are average temperatures...
| Oct 14, 2014
| 4:59 PM
When will we get our first big snowstorm?
— Kevin Clauser (grade-schooler), Berwyn
Chicago has already logged its first official snow of the season — just a few snowflakes in the air Oct. 4 — but you're...
| Oct 5, 2014
| 7:57 PM
Record cold on Saturday, and near-freezing temperatures across portions of the Chicago area Sunday morning, were the product of a deep, stationary storm system north of Lake Superior.
Known to meteorologists as a "cut-off" low, typical west-to-east...