| Apr 1, 2014
| 7:44 AM
It's not just you. It has been exceptionally cold so far this year -- on average, the coldest in more than 30 years now.
March ended with an average temperature of 38.5 degrees at BWI Airport, 5.1 degrees colder than normal. On only about two dozen...
| Mar 27, 2014
| 7:02 AM
Cold temperatures broke one record and tied another, one for Wednesday's high temperature and another for Thursday morning's low.
BWI Airport, the point of record for Baltimore, peaked at 36 degrees at 3:55 p.m., according to preliminary readings from...
| Mar 15, 2014
| 12:30 PM
A Smart Meter was recently installed on my house. I was skeptical as to whether this would help me save energy. As it turns out, I think it is.
I live in a house with heat pumps and programmable thermostats. I have long been leery of claims that a...
| Mar 1, 2014
| 11:07 AM
Complaints from winter-worn Chicagoans are warranted. The weather for the past three months has broken into the top three snowiest and coldest winters on record.
Between the months of December and February, known as the meteorological winter, 67.4...
| Feb 24, 2014
| 8:16 AM
While most of the continental United States shivered amid the "polar vortex" last month, globally, it was the fourth-warmest January on record and warmest since 2007.
The average temperature was 1.17 degrees above the 20th century average of 53.6...
| Jan 29, 2014
| 6:51 AM
Trains were running, planes were flying, mostly, morning traffic was moving and the kids were back in school as the subzero cold retreats for the next few days.
For the first time since Sunday, dawn broke above zero. Just 2 above, but better than the...
| Jan 28, 2014
| 5:58 PM
Chicago Public School students will return to classes and commuters should face fewer delays with temperatures expected to rise above zero Wednesday. A winter that is one for the history books, however, is far from over.
“I’d move in a second...
| Jan 28, 2014
| 7:52 AM
This month's incessant cold outbreaks are expected to make it one of the top 10 months of January on record here, or close to it, and we have already racked up the most single-digit lows for the month since 1982.
Temperatures have dropped below 10...
| Jan 25, 2014
| 4:15 AM
Forecasting the weather -- or trying to -- is as old as civilization.
Around 340 B.C., the Greek philosopher Aristotle wrote a four-volume text exploring the origins and dynamics of different weather events.
Still, for many hundreds of years,...
| Jan 23, 2014
| 3:00 AM
Snow in Connecticut is as common as the head cold.
Amid our sizable inventory of snowstorms, however, there are a shovelful that stand out for reasons as diverse as their intensity, size, duration, timing, early or late arrival, even their political...
| Jan 15, 2014
| 2:45 PM
WASHINGTON — Last year was marked by extremes in precipitation around the country, with unusually wet weather east of the Rockies and drought worsening in the West, particularly California, according to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric...