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  • Stormy weather pattern to resume late Thursday

    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...
  • This month on pace to be Baltimore's third-coolest August on record

    This month on pace to be Baltimore's third-coolest August on record
    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...
  • Ask Tom: What was Chicago’s hottest summer?

    Dear Tom, 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 Dear Peter, Chicago's hottest summer title belongs to the summer of 1955,...
  • California's 1st seven months of 2014 have been its warmest on record

    California's 1st seven months of 2014 have been its warmest on record
    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...
  • Global warming has become normal climate to most

    Global warming has become normal climate to most
    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...
  • 2014 on track to be hottest year on record in California

    2014 on track to be hottest year on record in California
    This year is on track to be the hottest year in California since record-keeping began roughly 119 years ago, scientists announced Wednesday. Prolonged drought and increasing temperatures over the last four decades have resulted in the warmer...
  • Ask Tom: How do wind speed forecasts work?

    Dear Tom, 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 Dear Jimmy, It is the nature of wind speeds to vary — to increase abruptly to brief gusts...
  • Rainy end to April forecast, keeping up wet weather pattern

    Rainy end to April forecast, keeping up wet weather pattern
    A stalled rainy system is forecast to make for a wet and cool end to April, likely a third consecutive month with more than 4 inches of precipitation here. As much as 2-3 inches of rain could fall across Maryland over the next week, according to...
  • Wet April topples records, adds to record flooding

     
    NOAA has run the numbers for April and in addition to historic flooding, a record-breaking tornado outbreak and huge wildfires, the month ended as the 10th wettest since national record-keeping began in 1895. The average temperature across the Lower 48......
  • Hundreds evacuated as brush fire burns almost 1,400 acres near Lake Isabella

     
    Firefighters were battling a nearly 1,400-acre fire near Lake Isabella in Kern County, prompting the evacuation of hundreds of people. According to CalFire, the blaze started Friday near Kissack Cove, east of Lake Isabella in the Sequoia National Forest....
  • Warmer temperatures threaten California vineyards

     
    In the next 30 years, high-value vineyards in Northern California could shrink by 50% because of global warming, according to a new Stanford University study released Thursday. Applying scenarios from the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change,...