| 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
What is the highest wind speed recorded for Chicago?
— Miles Rose, Oak Park
Excluding tornadoes where winds have approached 200 mph, the city's highest sustained wind was clocked at 87 mph from the northeast during...
| Oct 3, 2014
| 11:21 AM
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....
| Sep 19, 2014
| 10:00 PM
If the summer of 2014 felt unusually warm to you, you were right -- at least on a global level.
From June through August of 2014, the average temperature of our planet was 62.78 degrees Fahrenheit -- 1.28 degrees higher than the 20th century average,...
| Sep 21, 2014
| 7:51 PM
As President Obama and more than 100 other heads of state gather Tuesday in New York to spotlight the severity of global warming and the need to act on it, the scene will be more pep rally than policy negotiation.
The meeting is a launchpad for the...
| Sep 3, 2014
| 8:01 AM
The statistics are in, and one of Baltimore's coolest months of August on record helped make it the mildest summer here since 2000.
The average temperature at Baltimore-Washington International Thurgood Marshall Airport in August was 72.5 degrees....
| Sep 17, 2014
| 2:51 PM
This year is on track to be the hottest year in California since record-keeping began roughly 119 years ago, scientists announced Wednesday.
Prolonged drought and increasing temperatures over the last four decades have resulted in the warmer...
| Sep 15, 2014
| 8:01 PM
Does a wind forecast of 15 to 25 mph mean steady winds of 15 mph with gusts to 25 mph? What is the interpretation?
— Jimmy White, Chicago
It is the nature of wind speeds to vary — to increase abruptly to brief gusts...
| Aug 5, 2014
| 2:19 AM
Almost daily thunderstorms soaked Broward in July, a pattern that should continue for the rest of this week. But it was also abnormally steamy – with record heat in Fort Lauderdale.
The average temperature for July, recorded at Fort Lauderdale-...
| Jul 14, 2014
| 8:16 AM
Back pain is no more likely to strike on cold, rainy days than in fair weather, according to a new study from Australia.
Temperature, humidity, wind direction, precipitation and air pressure were not linked to the onset of lower back pain among close...
| Jul 16, 2014
| 1:32 PM
With Ocean City about halfway through its busiest season, we talked with Mayor Rick Meehan about how this summer is going.
Meehan, who grew up in Towson and graduated from Dulaney High School, said things have gone very smoothly, despite a scare from...