| 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-...
| 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 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...
| 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....
| Aug 27, 2014
| 7:43 PM
A two-day period of rain-free weather ends late Thursday as warm, humid and thundery weather returns to the Chicago area, already soggy from excessive rainfall. New rains will add to the August total at Midway airport of 8.95 inches, already 256 percent...
| Aug 25, 2014
| 9:38 AM
It may be the dog days of summer, but Baltimore didn't break out of the 70s this weekend, continuing a trend that has this month on pace to be the third-coolest August here on record.
Highs were as much as 10 degrees below normal this weekend at...
| 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...
| 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...
| 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...