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  • Snow back in forecast, can another hard winter be far behind?

    Snow back in forecast, can another hard winter be far behind?
    Snow has crept back into the forecast after taking only a four-month break. It's a slight chance, and mostly around Rockford this weekend, but it doesn't take much to clench our teeth after last winter. State climatologist Jim Angel says we can relax....
  • Ask Tom: What's city's highest wind speed?

    Dear Tom, What is the highest wind speed recorded for Chicago? — Miles Rose, Oak Park   Dear Miles, Excluding tornadoes where winds have approached 200 mph, the city's highest sustained wind was clocked at 87 mph from the northeast during...
  • 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...
  • Amid record global warmth, Baltimore on pace for coldest year in at least a decade

    Amid record global warmth, Baltimore on pace for coldest year in at least a decade
    Though the globe is expected to have its warmest year on record, in Baltimore, 2014 is pacing to be the coldest year since at least 2003, if not 1996. Through November, the average temperature at Baltimore-Washington International Thurgood Marshall...
  • December has seen persistent cloudiness — but above-average temperatures

    Friday marked the twelfth day this month with no sunshine registering on veteran observer Frank Wachowski's official Chicago sunshine recorder. Cloudiness is expected to persist the next few days, possibly jeopardizing the record of 16 sunshine-free...
  • Don't let chilly ending fool you; California was toasty in 2014

    Don't let chilly ending fool you; California was toasty in 2014
    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. The average...
  • 2014 a quiet weather year in South Florida

    2014 a quiet weather year in South Florida
    South Florida's weather in 2014? Boring. No hurricanes hit, no thunderstorms or tornadoes caused severe damage and there were no extended periods of extreme heat or cold, according to National Weather Service summary released Tuesday. "2014 did not...
  • 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: Why aren't normal daily temperatures reliable?

    Dear Tom, It seems as if Chicago's normal daily temperatures aren't reliable because the actual high temperature on a day rarely matches the day's normal high. Your thoughts? Alan Bennington Dear Alan, "Normal" temperatures are average temperatures...
  • Unseasonably warm today, but chills by Halloween

    Unseasonably warm today, but chills by Halloween
    Monday could be the warmest Oct. 27 in 74 years, but a cold front will drive temperatures down through the week and Halloween could see highs only in the 40s. The high Monday is expected to be in the middle 70s, about 20 degrees above normal thanks to...