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National Oceanic And Atmospheric Administration

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