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  • Ask Tom: What is the meaning behind the sailor's 'red skies' proverb?

    Ask Tom: What is the meaning behind the sailor's 'red skies' proverb?
    Dear Tom, What is the scientific reasoning behind the proverb, "Red skies at night, sailor's delight. Red skies in morning, sailors take warning"? — Ed Bara, Tinley Park, and John Gaughan Dear Ed and John, Variations of this adage can be...
  • A tweak in the forecast: Arctic blast 'didn't get as cold as we thought'

    A tweak in the forecast: Arctic blast 'didn't get as cold as we thought'
    Here's some cold comfort: The arctic front that muscled its way through Chicago this week has not been quite as bad as forecasters feared and may not even break any records. By late Wednesday morning, the National Weather Service canceled its wind...
  • Scientists: Human activity has pushed Earth beyond 4 of 9 'planetary boundaries'

    At the rate things are going, the Earth in the coming decades could cease to be a "safe operating space" for human beings. That is the conclusion of a new paper published Thursday in the journal Science by 18 researchers trying to gauge the breaking...
  • Extreme cold closes schools in Norridge, Harwood Heights

    Extreme cold closes schools in Norridge, Harwood Heights
    Looming frigid weather swooping down from Canada and into the Chicago area has prompted most school districts in Norridge and Harwood Heights to cancel school on Wednesday. Following suit with more than 30 other school districts in the Chicago metro area...
  • Weather Service Warns Of Black Ice

    The National Weather Service is warning drivers about the possibility of black ice Tuesday. Temperatures were at or below freezing in places Tuesday morning, which means wet surfaces that have not been treated will freeze, the service warned in a 4 a.m....
  • Most schools closed as dangerous cold settles in

    Most schools closed as dangerous cold settles in
    More than 200 school districts across the area, including Chicago Public Schools, were closed Wednesday as temperatures hovered around zero at daybreak and dangerous wind chills were in the forecast for the rest of the week. For those who ventured out,...
  • Arctic air grips wide swath of US; at least the Northeast isn't getting buried in snow

    How cold is it across the U.S.? Too cool for school in many parts of the country. And so frigid in the Minnesota-St. Paul area that you could get frostbite in less time than it takes to buy car insurance. At least the Northeast isn't getting clobbered...
  • Numbing cold temperatures across the US bring accidents, fatalities, school closings

    Dangerously cold air has sent temperatures plummeting into the single digits around the U.S., with wind chills driving them even lower. Throw in the snow some areas are getting and you've got a bone chilling mix that may also be super messy. The result?...
  • Winter gets down to business: Midwest shivers, East and South brace for cold wave

    Snow followed by a wave of frigid air is plodding eastward, bringing warnings well ahead of time for people to take precautions and stay warm. The storm snarled traffic across much of the country and is threatening to bring wind chills into the single...
  • CPS, more than 125 other districts close as dangerous weather arrives

    CPS, more than 125 other districts close as dangerous weather arrives
    Chicago Public Schools and more than 125 school districts in the area decided to close Wednesday as a cold front sliding off the Canadian Rockies threatens to drive wind chills into dangerous territory for the next two days. Chicago school buildings...
  • Weather: Orlando facing overnight low of 39

    Weather: Orlando facing overnight low of 39
    Winter has come to Orlando. But it won't last for long. Residents are facing a frosty night with temperatures expected to dip to 39 degrees following an arctic blast that has torn throughout much of the country in the past few days. Winds will...