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  • Connecticut Winemakers Ponder Opportunities Presented By Climate Change

    Connecticut Winemakers Ponder Opportunities Presented By Climate Change
    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...
  • Baltimore meteorologists predict cold, snowy winter

    Baltimore meteorologists predict cold, snowy winter
    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...
  • How realistic are the U.S.-China climate change goals?

    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...
  • California sees third-warmest October, on pace for hottest year ever

    California sees third-warmest October, on pace for hottest year ever
    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. The...
  • No end to Southland drought seen in winter rain forecast

    No end to Southland drought seen in winter rain forecast
    Southern California could see above-average rainfall this winter, but it won't be enough to shake the drought that is likely to persist or intensify in large swaths of the state, federal forecasters said Thursday. "The drought has been so severe and...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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....
  • Summer of 2014 hottest on record, officially

    Summer of 2014 hottest on record, officially
    If the summer of 2014 felt unusually warm to you, you were right -- at least on a global level. From June through August of 2014, the average temperature of our planet was 62.78 degrees Fahrenheit -- 1.28 degrees higher than the 20th century average,...
  • International summit just a first step on climate change

    International summit just a first step on climate change
     As President Obama and more than 100 other heads of state gather Tuesday in New York to spotlight the severity of global warming and the need to act on it, the scene will be more pep rally than policy negotiation. The meeting is a launchpad for the...
  • Rain-soaked Broward saw record heat in July

    Rain-soaked Broward saw record heat in July
    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-...