National Oceanic And Atmospheric Administration

(Credit: National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration)

July Was Hottest Month On Record; 2015 Might Be Hottest Year

The weather in Chicago might have been about average last month, but July saw the highest average global temperatures of any month on record, and 2015 is on pace to be the warmest year on record as well.

08/20/2015

Bluefin Fishing (Photo by Fabienne Faur/Getty Images)

Feds Move To Stop Fishing Crimes By Tracking Seafood Imports

In an effort to eradicate illegal fishing and seafood fraud, the Obama Administration is launching a fish tracking system that would eventually tell consumers where their fish was caught, processed and stored.

03/17/2015

Satellite image of ice coverage on the Great Lakes on Feb. 22, 2015, when the lakes were 84 percent covered in ice. (Credit: NOAA)

Great Lakes More Ice-Covered Than Last February

For the second consecutive winter, the Great Lakes are almost completely covered with ice, due to the frigid weather.

02/24/2015

The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration compiled a slideshow of images from its Geostationary Operational Environmental Satellites, showing the progression of winter storms and snow coverage from Jan. 1 to March 24, 2014, when much of the country was enduring a brutal winter. (Credit: NOAA/GOES)

Brutal Winter Seen From Space

Even from miles above the Earth’s surface, it was clear this winter was one of the most severe we’ve ever experienced, and not just for Chicago.

03/28/2014

Crops are suffering in Illinois under this summer's dry conditions. (CBS)

State Climatologist: Too Late To Save Corn Crop From Drought

A top climatologist said Thursday the drought plaguing Illinois farms appears to be leveling off, but it’s too late to save the state’s corn crop.

08/16/2012

March Beach Weather

Report: March Was 8.6 Degrees Hotter Than Average Nationwide

Now that we’ve put our shorts and flip flops back in storage for the time being, federal figures show temperatures this March were 8.6 degrees above normal for most of the country.

CBS Chicago–04/09/2012