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Chicago's 80 degree stretch ended Tuesday

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Chicago longest stretch of consecutive days in the 80s ended Tuesday at 12.
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Near record rainfall soaks Chicago

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June of 2014 saw 7.81 inches of rain making it the fifth wettest on record. July started wet, but saw only .10 inches of rain since July 15. That quickly changed on the afternoon and evening of August 4 as a slow moving cold front sagged South. More>>

Lack of 90 degree heat this summer

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Tuesday, July 22 was only the third 90 degree day of the meteorological summer and the first in July at Chicago’s O’Hare Airport. Normally, there are six 90 degree days in Chicago during the month of July. More>>

U.S. has 6th wettest & warmer than average June

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The average temperature for the contiguous U.S. during June was 69.6°F, 1.1°F above the 20th century average, ranking as the 33rd warmest June in the 120-year period of record. More>>

June of 2014 goes out with a bang!

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The severe weather event of June 30th was impressive, especially for areas south of the Chicago metro. More>>

Wet start to June

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After above normal precipitation fell during the month of May, June is off to a wetter than normal start. More>>

Summer heat has arrived

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It has been a slow start to our meteorological summer in terms of heat and humidity. More>>

Cooler than normal summer expected

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NOAA’s Climate Prediction Center is forecasting a cooler than average summer across the Midwest including the Chicago area. More>>

Stunning look at the night sky

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Check out this spectacular time lapse photo of stars as the Earth turns on its axis overnight. More>>

For San Francisco "The Big One" may be soon

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Scientists believe a cluster of devastating earthquakes could strike San Francisco in the next 18 years.In 1906 San Francisco was nearly flattened when a major earthquake struck the city. Since that time there have been only a handful of large quakes in that area and now scientists are predicting a 63 percent chance that a major earthquake or series of major quakes will strike the Bay Area before the year 2032. The findings were part of a recent report in the Bulletin of the Seismological Soc... More>>

Rare timelapse as a near perfect wall cloud develops

© Wall cloud, Wyoming 5/18/2014 © Wall cloud, Wyoming 5/18/2014
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Here's something few people will ever see. Amazing video of a nearly perfect wall cloud. More>>

NASA image of wildfires in San Diego

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Wildfire season has started 4 months early in southern California where wildfires have burned more than 10,000 and destroying numerous homes in San Diego during the past 48 hours.  More>>

Highest weed count in 20 years

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Joseph Leija, MD, who created the Gottlieb Allergy Count at Gottlieb Memorial Hospital, recorded the highest weed count in 20 years for Chicago and the highest ever for Gottlieb Allergy Count. More>>

"Ice" cork may be holding back rise in sea levels

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This is one cork that definitely shouldn’t be popped. It sits beneath the East Antarctic Ice Shelf which is the largest ice sheet in Antarctica.Climate researchers from Potsdam, Germany say a tiny ice cork is blocking the ice sheet from sliding into the sea.  More>>

May 8th heat & early 90 degree stats

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May 8th went down in the record books for some areas around Chicago.
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"Super El Nino" possible this fall and winter

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Researchers are watching the signs of what may possibly be the most powerful El Niño event since 1997-1998. More>>

Coolest Chicago "May Day" in recent history

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May 1st in Chicago typically includes flowers pouring from the city's gardens and temperatures in the mid 60's. However, this is not a typical year and this May Day will go down as one of the coldest in memory. More>>

First deadly tornadoes of the season

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What was an unusually quiet start to tornado season in the United States came to an abrupt halt on Sunday April 27th as a major severe weather outbreak produced more than 30 tornadoes across 8 states.

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Quiet start to the tornado season

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The 2014 tornado season is off to an extremely slow start.
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Eye-opening weather statistics for Chicago

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The late season snowfall of April 14th opened many eyes across the Chicago area. As if we haven't seen our share of heavy snow this season. More>>

70 degree streak reaches the top 20

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Since November 17th, 2013 Chicago has seen only 2 days where the mercury has climbed at or above 60 degrees. More>>

Could running buffalo be signaling super volcano eruption

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Beneath Yellowstone National Park is an ancient super volcano nearly as large as the state of Wyoming. More>>

Coldest December-March in Chicago history

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The impressive cold this past winter continued through most of March. More>>

Will our cold winter lead to a cold summer?

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We just finished a brutally cold winter in Chicago and now spring is continuing that chilly trend. So, will our summer will be cold too? More>>

Time-Lapse from space of our wicked winter

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Will you be glad to finally put this wicked winter behind us? After all it was one of the coldest and snowiest on record for Chicago. Well, NASA doesn't want us to forget. More>>

Don't put the parka away winter expected to hang on through Spring

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Even though Spring was sprung on Thursday Old Man Winter will still be keeping a firm grip on most of the United States right through May. More>>

Are you prepared for flash flooding?

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The week of March 16th through the 22nd is national flood safety awareness week. Remember flash foods are the #1 killer when it comes to thunderstorms and severe weather. More>>

A heavenly look at Earth on the first day of spring

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Welcome to Spring 2014 and although we started with light snow in Chicago the skies quickly cleared to sunshine. More>>

Now 3rd snowiest season for Chicago and climbing

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As of March 12, 2014 Chicago has reached 79.1" of snow for the season. That is the 3rd snowiest season since records began in the 1800's. Question is can we reach the top spot? More>>

Chicago moves up to 3rd snowiest season

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The storm system that moved through late Tuesday night into Wednesday's early morning hours brought anywhere from 3-7" of snow around the Chicago area. More>>

How was date for Daylight Saving Time chosen?

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Last Sunday was painful and exhausting for most of us. That was the day our clocks moved ahead one hour as part of a yearly spring ritual. Have you ever asked yourself why we do it?


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Are you prepared for severe weather season?

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March 2 through 8 is Severe Weather Preparedness Week. Severe weather, in the form of tornadoes, lightning, flash foods, damaging winds, and destructive hail, strikes Illinois and Indiana each spring, summer and fall, sometimes with incredible violence. More>>

Great Lakes ice cover most extensive since mid-90s

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Two outbreaks of the "polar vortex" along with persistent cold temperatures in the Midwest this winter have almost completely frozen over many of the Great Lakes. More>>

Closing in on Chicago's all-time cold and snow records

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Meteorological winter ends this Friday February 28th, but there's no warm up on Saturday the first day of meteorological spring. With that in mind we may as well try and break a few records in return for surviving the extreme cold and snow. More>>

Chicago's streak of sub-freezing lows comes to an end

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One of the most brutal meteorological winters Chicago has ever seen continues to climb into many different record books. More>>

Chicago winter expected to be `average` this year

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Ready or not, meteorological winter starts on Sunday and weather predictions are flying faster than snow in a blizzard. More>>

November tornadoes are rare in greater Chicago

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Only 12 November tornadoes have been confirmed in the greater Chicago area between 1951 and last Saturday, November 16th. More>>

A look back at Super Typhoon Haiyan

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In the western Pacific and Asia Hurricanes are called Typhoons as is the case with Super Typhoon Haiyan. More>>

Halloween storm goes down in the record books

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The Halloween storm of 2013 will go down in the record books. It was the third wettest Halloween on record and only the third time 1 in. or more of rain had fallen on Halloween. More>>

Sandy’s impacts on Chicago, 1 year later

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One day after making landfall, Sandy's impacts were felt as far east as the Chicago area. More>>

Why this allergy season was so bad

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With the 2013 pollen and mold reporting season coming to an end, we look back at this year and see how it compares to 2012 and previous years. More>>

Dry-ice: Halloween special effect or potential weapon?

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Typically dry-ice is used for freezing food, industrial cleaning and theatrical special effects. Earlier this week it was also used as a bomb at Los Angeles International Airport. More>>

Winter forecast has arrived

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It's just what we've been waiting for. What to expect this winter here in the Midwest. More>>

Holy Calamari!

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In case you have never seen it before this is the strange Japanese dish known as Odori-Don. More>>

Midwest storm goes into the record books

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Regardless of what the calendar says, last week's storm system had it all, including heavy mountain snow to flooding and violent tornadoes. More>>

Smart Phones Detecting Earthquakes, Phone ET and Under Age Moon

© Credit: National Geographic © Credit: National Geographic
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Stories about shake rattle and roll phones, plus our baby moon and a voice mail to ET More>>

Forget steak & seafood, bugs will be on future menus

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In the near future meal worms may literally become our meals. More>>

Bigfoot map, Shrinking Denali, Deadly Molasses

© Credit: Joshua Stevens © Credit: Joshua Stevens
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Science stories that make you go huh? More>>

Flying frogs, Turtle tears and Trypophobia

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Unusual science stories you may have missed this week! More>>

Baby stars, Fatbergs, Lightning balloons & Red-hot chili peppers

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A dose of unusual, bizarre and amazing science stories from around the globe. More>>

World's largest volcano discovered

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Scientists believe they have found the largest volcano on Earth, but to see it you'll need a scuba mask rather than binoculars. That's because it is submerged in the Pacific Ocean. More>>

Asteroids…too close for comfort?

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How close is too close? Take a look at this asteroid "road map" created by NASA. More>>

Red Sprite...it's lightning...not a soft drink

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We've all seen lighting coming from the bottom of storms, but do you ever wonder what happens on the top of storms. More>>

Meteorologists keep watch during Ryder Cup

There's something that goes on behind the scenes at major golf tournaments that you hardly ever see. Forecasters constantly watch the skies, to make sure golfers and fans stay out of harm's way. More>>

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  • Chicago's 80 degree stretch ended Tuesday

    Chicago's 80 degree stretch ended Tuesday

    Wednesday, August 13 2014 2:25 AM EDT2014-08-13 06:25:10 GMT
    Chicago longest stretch of consecutive days in the 80s ended Tuesday at 12.
    Chicago longest stretch of consecutive days in the 80s ended Tuesday at 12.
  • Near record rainfall soaks Chicago

    Near record rainfall soaks Chicago

    Tuesday, August 5 2014 5:32 PM EDT2014-08-05 21:32:08 GMT
    June of 2014 saw 7.81 inches of rain making it the fifth wettest on record. July started wet, but saw only .10 inches of rain since July 15. That quickly changed on the afternoon and evening of August 4 as a slow moving cold front sagged South.
    June of 2014 saw 7.81 inches of rain making it the fifth wettest on record. July started wet, but saw only .10 inches of rain since July 15. That quickly changed on the afternoon and evening of August 4 as a slow moving cold front sagged South.
  • Lack of 90 degree heat this summer

    Lack of 90 degree heat this summer

    Wednesday, July 23 2014 7:36 PM EDT2014-07-23 23:36:56 GMT
    Tuesday, July 22 was only the third 90 degree day of the meteorological summer and the first in July at Chicago’s O’Hare Airport. Normally, there are six 90 degree days in Chicago during the month of July.
    Tuesday, July 22 was only the third 90 degree day of the meteorological summer and the first in July at Chicago’s O’Hare Airport. Normally, there are six 90 degree days in Chicago during the month of July.
  • Stories by Tammie SouzaMore>>

  • Stunning look at the night sky

    Stunning look at the night sky

    Wednesday, May 28 2014 2:50 PM EDT2014-05-28 18:50:14 GMT
    Check out this spectacular time lapse photo of stars as the Earth turns on its axis overnight.
    Check out this spectacular time lapse photo of stars as the Earth turns on its axis overnight.
  • For San Francisco "The Big One" may be soon

    For San Francisco "The Big One" may be soon

    Wednesday, May 21 2014 1:17 PM EDT2014-05-21 17:17:47 GMT
    Scientists believe a cluster of devastating earthquakes could strike San Francisco in the next 18 years.In 1906 San Francisco was nearly flattened when a major earthquake struck the city. Since that time there have been only a handful of large quakes in that area and now scientists are predicting a 63 percent chance that a major earthquake or series of major quakes will strike the Bay Area before the year 2032. The findings were part of a recent report in the Bulletin of the Seismological Soc...
    Scientists believe a cluster of devastating earthquakes could strike San Francisco in the next 18 years.In 1906 San Francisco was nearly flattened when a major earthquake struck the city. Since that time there have been only a handful of large quakes in that area and now scientists are predicting a 63 percent chance that a major earthquake or series of major quakes will strike the Bay Area before the year 2032. The findings were part of a recent report in the Bulletin of the Seismological Soc...
  • Rare timelapse as a near perfect wall cloud develops

    Rare timelapse as a near perfect wall cloud develops

    Tuesday, May 20 2014 12:02 PM EDT2014-05-20 16:02:56 GMT
    © Wall cloud, Wyoming 5/18/2014© Wall cloud, Wyoming 5/18/2014
    Here's something few people will ever see. Amazing video of a nearly perfect wall cloud.
    Here's something few people will ever see. Amazing video of a nearly perfect wall cloud.

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