| Feb 20, 2015
| 12:57 PM
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...
| Jan 7, 2015
| 8:00 AM
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...
| Feb 5, 2015
| 1:22 PM
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...
| Jan 19, 2015
| 6:00 AM
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 –...
| Jan 16, 2015
| 12:33 PM
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...
| Jan 16, 2015
| 2:14 PM
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...
| Jan 1, 2015
| 6:00 AM
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...
| Jan 13, 2015
| 7:56 PM
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
They do. The "January thaw" is a weather singularity, an event...
| Jan 2, 2015
| 1:28 PM
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.
| Jan 6, 2015
| 12:31 PM
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...
| Dec 15, 2014
| 11:44 AM
Get ready for a lot of bad hair days in the months ahead.
South Florida tends to see its breeziest weather during the dry season because of the steady arrival of cold fronts, the National Weather Service said.
Yet overall, Florida is one of the least...