| 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.
| Dec 5, 2014
| 5:00 AM
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...
| Dec 9, 2014
| 7:16 PM
What was the city's greatest temperature deviation from normal on any day in its history?
— Allen Moody, Island Lake
The date was Christmas Eve in 1983, the coldest day in Chicago's history based on the average temperature....
| Dec 11, 2014
| 11:49 AM
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...
| Nov 10, 2014
| 1:25 AM
Connecticut isn't at all like the sunny, dry-summer places where most of the world's great wine grapes are grown. Winters are more bitter than in France. Growing seasons are shorter and wetter than Italy's, Spain's or California's.
So you'd think that...
| Nov 7, 2014
| 9:05 AM
Two local broadcast meteorologists are predicting another colder-than-normal winter with above-average snowfall.
Justin Berk, a former TV meteorologist who now offers updates on his own website and Facebook page, forecasts about 30 inches of snow at...
| Nov 12, 2014
| 4:36 PM
The newly announced landmark plans by the U.S. and China to limit their greenhouse gas emissions left open the question of how realistic the targets are. The plans feature a number of ambitious goals for each nation, but they face serious challenges. A...
| Nov 13, 2014
| 11:24 AM
This past month was the third-warmest October in California since officials began keeping records more than a century ago, continuing the state’s pattern in what is likely to be its hottest year ever, according to government climatologists.
| Nov 14, 2014
| 5:00 AM
Fall has arrived, but in Southern California, warm, dry conditions remain. While the state has received some rain in recent weeks, the overall picture remains largely unchanged.
Q: How did we do in October?
Last month was the third-warmest October...
| Nov 26, 2014
| 12:37 PM
Mother Nature dumped several inches of rain on Lake County this week.
The Lake County Water Authority measured 6.75 inches of rainfall over the past two days based on numbers collected from three facilities near Astatula, Leesburg and Groveland, said...
| Nov 26, 2014
| 9:00 PM
People who endured the busiest travel day of the year Wednesday will be rewarded with good weather until at least Sunday night in the Los Angeles area, although there may be showers in San Francisco starting Saturday, according to the National Weather...