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  • Too close for comfort: February not likely to break record for coldest

    Too close for comfort: February not likely to break record for coldest
    The cold is going to have to kick it down another level if it wants to break a record for February. As of midnight, the average temperature for the month was 15.8 degrees, nearly 12 degrees below normal but still 1.2 degrees shy of the coldest...
  • California has warmest winter ever (or at least since 1895)

    California has warmest winter ever (or at least since 1895)
    While the East looks like a scene from Disney's "Frozen," California is in the midst of its warmest winter for at least 120 years. The average temperature was 47.8, 5.1 degrees warmer than the 20th century average temperature of 42.7 from December to...
  • Patch of California emerges from drought, experts say

    Patch of California emerges from drought, experts say
    After years of historically low rain totals and record-setting temperatures, California’s drought situation is looking ... less awful. The latest evidence of this is a patch of southeastern California near Lake Havasu and the Colorado River. But...
  • With global warming, why not all El Niņo all the time?

    With global warming, why not all El Niño all the time?
    With the Earth warming to record levels, it might seem like El Niņo should be a permanent fixture – and knock down hurricanes every year. The large-scale atmospheric pattern develops as a result of abnormal warming in the eastern Pacific –...
  • Wind speed in Chicago determines the percent of this hotel's discount

    Wind speed in Chicago determines the percent of this hotel's discount
    There's an upside to the polar vortex bearing down on Chicago: a wind discount. One boutique hotel is offering room discounts tied to the wind speed measured each Wednesday in the Windy City. The Hotel Lincoln at 1816 N. Clark St. will take the...
  • 2014 was globe's warmest year on record, say NASA, NOAA

    2014 was globe's warmest year on record, say NASA, NOAA
    Despite the “polar vortex” that made news across much of the United States in 2014, last year was the warmest on Earth since record-keeping began in 1880, according to two reports released Friday. The globe's average temperature of about...
  • It's official: 2014 was warmest year on record in California

    It's official: 2014 was warmest year on record in California
    The data are back and what climate experts predicted was indeed true – 2014 was the hottest year on record in California. According to the National Ocean and Atmospheric Administration’s National Climatic Data Center, the average temperature...
  • 2014 ranked as Baltimore's 13th-coldest, 12th-wettest on record

    2014 ranked as Baltimore's 13th-coldest, 12th-wettest on record
    After one of the coldest winters in decades, an unusually comfortable spring and summer, and wintry late-fall weather, 2014 ended as Baltimore's coldest year since 2003. Temperatures averaged 54 degrees at Baltimore-Washington International Thurgood...
  • Ask Tom: Does the 'January thaw' exist?

    Dear Tom, SLK The expected end-of-the-week warmup sounds a lot like the "January thaw." Do statistics support its existence? — Richard L. Ettlinger, Highland Park Dear Richard, They do. The "January thaw" is a weather singularity, an event...
  • 2014 a quiet weather year in South Florida

    2014 a quiet weather year in South Florida
    South Florida's weather in 2014? Boring. No hurricanes hit, no thunderstorms or tornadoes caused severe damage and there were no extended periods of extreme heat or cold, according to National Weather Service summary released Tuesday. "2014 did not...
  • Don't let chilly ending fool you; California was toasty in 2014

    Don't let chilly ending fool you; California was toasty in 2014
    A cold snap this week brought snow and freezing temperatures to much of California during the final days of the year, but for the most part 2014 was hot. In fact, it was the warmest year for California since record-keeping began in 1877. The average...