National Oceanic And Atmospheric Administration
For the second consecutive winter, the Great Lakes are almost completely covered with ice, due to the frigid weather.
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.
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.
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.