| Aug 9, 2014
A recent column stated that the brutally hot 1988 summer didn't even make the city's top 10 hottest list. What was the city's hottest summer?
— Peter Koss
Chicago's hottest summer title belongs to the summer of 1955,...
| Aug 6, 2014
| 5:47 AM
Global warming has been going on for so long that most people were not even born the last time the Earth was cooler than average in 1985 in a shift that is altering perceptions of a "normal" climate, scientists said.
"Because the last three decades have...
| 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-...
| Aug 4, 2014
| 2:11 PM
The first seven months of this year have been the warmest on record for California, according to the National Weather Service.
Forecasters averaged high and low temperatures from January to July for the entire state this year and recorded an average...
| Jul 21, 2014
| 10:23 AM
If the predicted high for Tuesday reaches its mark, it would be just the third 90-degree day this year in Chicago.
Meteorologists say this summer has been relatively cool. From 1981 to 2010, Chicago summers have had an average of 14 90-degree days, said...
| Jul 21, 2014
| 9:27 AM
If Tuesday reaches its predicted high, it would be just the third 90-degree day this year in Chicago.
Meteorologists say this summer has been relatively cool. From 1981 to 2010, Chicago summers have had an average of 14 90-degree days, said Jamie...
| 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...
| 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...
| Jun 26, 2014
| 12:05 PM
One of the great benefits of iFly, the new, wind-based entertainment destination in Rosemont, is that it can confirm for you things you've always suspected.
I, for instance, have been pretty sure that jumping out of an airplane would be a bad idea....
| Jun 26, 2014
| 2:30 AM
People who refuse to drink the Kool-Aid known as global warming-climate change are not just "deniers"; we are guilty of a "nihilistic refusal" to address the issue. So says a Washington Post editorial commenting favorably on Monday's Supreme Court...
| Jun 1, 2014
| 3:48 PM
GRISWOLD — To Jim Bardia, the path to a better wind turbine is the same as the one to a faster race car.
It is incremental improvements here and there that shave seconds from a lap time and cents from a kilowatt hour.
Bardia, a former race car...