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  • 5-plus inches mark biggest late-season snow since 1982

    5-plus inches mark biggest late-season snow since 1982
    Beach Park 23-year-old Gustavo Saogado was driving behind another car Monday morning on Almond Road just south of Route 120 when that vehicle began to swerve. "The car in front of me was losing control and I thought this isn't going to end well so I...

    Ask Tom: When landing, why do those beautiful, fluffy clouds jolt the plane?

    Dear Tom, On approach to an airport during landing, why is it those beautiful light, fluffy and innocent-looking clouds cause so much bumpiness? — Annette Dear Annette, An aircraft feels "bumpiness" when it flies through any sharp boundary...

    When was the last time we had below-average snowfall for the season?

    Dear Tom, When was the last time Chicago had a below-average snowfall total for the season? Joe Gilleran, Palatine Dear Joe, It hasn't been long at all. We only have to go back a couple of winters to 2011-12, which logged an anemic 19.8 inches of...

    Illinois records 7th-coldest February on record

    Illinois climate experts say this February was the seventh coldest on record in the state. Illinois State Climatologist Jim Angel says the statewide average temperature last month was 18.6 degrees. That's 12.3 degrees below average. It's also been a cold...