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  • Lake records nearly 7 inches of rain in 'rare occurrence'

    Mother Nature dumped several inches of rain on Lake County this week. The Lake County Water Authority measured 6.75 inches of rainfall over the past two days based on numbers collected from three facilities near Astatula, Leesburg and Groveland, said...
  • Rain barely made a dent in California drought

    Rain barely made a dent in California drought
    Fall has arrived, but in Southern California, warm, dry conditions remain. While the state has received some rain in recent weeks, the overall picture remains largely unchanged. Q: How did we do in October? Last month was the third-warmest October...
  • How realistic are the U.S.-China climate change goals?

    The newly announced landmark plans by the U.S. and China to limit their greenhouse gas emissions left open the question of how realistic the targets are. The plans feature a number of ambitious goals for each nation, but they face serious challenges. A...
  • California sees third-warmest October, on pace for hottest year ever

    California sees third-warmest October, on pace for hottest year ever
    This past month was the third-warmest October in California since officials began keeping records more than a century ago, continuing the state’s pattern in what is likely to be its hottest year ever, according to government climatologists. The...
  • Baltimore meteorologists predict cold, snowy winter

    Baltimore meteorologists predict cold, snowy winter
    Two local broadcast meteorologists are predicting another colder-than-normal winter with above-average snowfall. Justin Berk, a former TV meteorologist who now offers updates on his own website and Facebook page, forecasts about 30 inches of snow at...
  • Connecticut Winemakers Ponder Opportunities Presented By Climate Change

    Connecticut Winemakers Ponder Opportunities Presented By Climate Change
    Connecticut isn't at all like the sunny, dry-summer places where most of the world's great wine grapes are grown. Winters are more bitter than in France. Growing seasons are shorter and wetter than Italy's, Spain's or California's. So you'd think that...
  • Unseasonably warm today, but chills by Halloween

    Unseasonably warm today, but chills by Halloween
    Monday could be the warmest Oct. 27 in 74 years, but a cold front will drive temperatures down through the week and Halloween could see highs only in the 40s. The high Monday is expected to be in the middle 70s, about 20 degrees above normal thanks to...
  • No end to Southland drought seen in winter rain forecast

    No end to Southland drought seen in winter rain forecast
    Southern California could see above-average rainfall this winter, but it won't be enough to shake the drought that is likely to persist or intensify in large swaths of the state, federal forecasters said Thursday. "The drought has been so severe and...
  • Ask Tom: Why aren't normal daily temperatures reliable?

    Dear Tom, 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? Alan Bennington Dear Alan, "Normal" temperatures are average temperatures...
  • Ask Tom: What's city's highest wind speed?

    Dear Tom, What is the highest wind speed recorded for Chicago? — Miles Rose, Oak Park   Dear Miles, Excluding tornadoes where winds have approached 200 mph, the city's highest sustained wind was clocked at 87 mph from the northeast during...
  • Snow back in forecast, can another hard winter be far behind?

    Snow back in forecast, can another hard winter be far behind?
    Snow has crept back into the forecast after taking only a four-month break. It's a slight chance, and mostly around Rockford this weekend, but it doesn't take much to clench our teeth after last winter. State climatologist Jim Angel says we can relax....