| Oct 3, 2014
| 11:21 AM
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....
| Oct 14, 2014
What is the highest wind speed recorded for Chicago?
— Miles Rose, Oak Park
Excluding tornadoes where winds have approached 200 mph, the city's highest sustained wind was clocked at 87 mph from the northeast during...
| Dec 15, 2014
| 11:44 AM
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...
| 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...
| Dec 18, 2014
| 7:48 AM
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...
| Dec 19, 2014
| 8:07 PM
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...
| 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.
| Jan 6, 2015
| 12:31 PM
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...
| Jan 1, 2015
| 6:00 AM
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...
| Oct 15, 2014
| 7:43 PM
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?
"Normal" temperatures are average temperatures...
| Oct 27, 2014
| 7:32 AM
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...