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  • Patch of California emerges from drought, experts say

    Patch of California emerges from drought, experts say
    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...
  • With global warming, why not all El Niño all the time?

    With global warming, why not all El Niño all the time?
    With the Earth warming to record levels, it might seem like El Niño 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 –...
  • 2014 was globe's warmest year on record, say NASA, NOAA

    2014 was globe's warmest year on record, say NASA, NOAA
    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...
  • It's official: 2014 was warmest year on record in California

    It's official: 2014 was warmest year on record in California
    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...
  • Wind speed in Chicago determines the percent of this hotel's discount

    Wind speed in Chicago determines the percent of this hotel's discount
    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...
  • 2014 ranked as Baltimore's 13th-coldest, 12th-wettest on record

    2014 ranked as Baltimore's 13th-coldest, 12th-wettest on record
    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...
  • Ask Tom: Does the 'January thaw' exist?

    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 Dear Richard, They do. The "January thaw" is a weather singularity, an event...
  • California needs more rain, any way you count it

    California needs more rain, any way you count it
    So how many more storms like the ones California experienced this week would it take to end the drought? The easy answer is: a lot. But the more complex answer involves looking at historic rain patterns and reservoir levels in different parts of the...
  • Ask Tom: What was city's greatest temperature deviation from normal?

    Dear Tom, What was the city's greatest temperature deviation from normal on any day in its history? — Allen Moody, Island Lake Dear Allen, The date was Christmas Eve in 1983, the coldest day in Chicago's history based on the average temperature....
  • Dry season: Less rain, more breeze in South Florida

    Dry season: Less rain, more breeze in South Florida
    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...
  • How much will heavy rains ease California's drought?

    How much will heavy rains ease California's drought?
    As the biggest rainstorm in years slams into California, some are wondering how much it will mitigate California's epic drought. The rain will definitely help. But by any measure, the drought is far from over. The storm is expected to dump 2 to 8...