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Waves crash into the Chicago lakefront at Fullerton Avenue. (Credit: CBS)

Meteorologists Warn Of High Waves On Lake Michigan

High waves on Lake Michigan have prompted a warning for boaters and swimmers, due to potentially deadly currents on the water.

07/28/2014

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Tuesday Might Be Hottest Day Of The Year; Could End With Thunderstorms

Hot and humid conditions in the Chicago area on Tuesday could spark a severe thunderstorm by the end of the day, before giving way to much milder conditions on Wednesday.

07/22/2014

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Average Tornado Warning Times In Northern Illinois, Northwest Indiana

Residents in much of Chicagoland typically ride out a tornado warning for anywhere from 45 to 60 minutes, according to data from the National Weather Service.

07/16/2014

Shivering members of the Tops West Cook YMCA Swim Team rush to find a towel to dry off and warm up amid unusually chilly conditions for mid-July in the Chicago area. (Credit: CBS)

Chilly Temperatures Have Swimmers Wishing For Real Summer Weather

As of late Tuesday morning, the official temperature in Chicago was only 64 degrees, which is the normal low for mid-July. The average temperature for July 15 is 74 in Chicago, and the normal high is 85, according to the National Weather Service.

07/15/2014

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Four Rivers Near Flood Stage After Monday’s Rain

Monday’s deluge resulted in isolated flooding, but four Chicago area rivers remain near their flood stage, according to the National Weather Service.

07/02/2014

One of hundreds of ComEd repair crews working to restore power to customers after two severe storms hit the Chicago area on Monday, spawning five tornados. (Credit: Twitter/ComEd)

Cleanup Continues In Wake Of Severe Storms, Tornados

Tens of thousands of homes and businesses in the Chicago area were still without power Wednesday morning, more than a day after two severe storms pummeled the region.

07/02/2014

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Amazing Radar Image Shows Devastating One-Two Weather Punch

Last night’s storms were the equivalent of a boxer throwing a stiff jab followed by a devastating hook.

07/01/2014

Powerful storms damaged an outdoor garden center at the Walmart Supercenter in Morris, Ill. (Credit; CBS)

National Weather Service Confirms Two Brief Tornadoes Hit Monday Evening

The NWS confirms two brief EF-1 tornadoes occurred Monday evening, with one near the town of Earlville and the second in Plainfield.

07/01/2014

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Severe Weather Hits Chicago Area

A line of severe thunderstorms hit the Chicago area Monday, causing power outages, flight cancellations and delays and other problems. By late Monday, a second wave of storms was expected.

06/30/2014

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Chicago Area Dodges Damaging Storms That Slammed Southern Wisconsin

CBS 2 Meteorologist Ed Curran reports a tornado watch had been issued for several counties in northern Illinois early Tuesday, but it was later cancelled several hours earlier than scheduled as the system fell apart in Illinois, and the heaviest storms moved into Wisconsin.

06/17/2014

A railroad viaduct along Skokie Highway was flooded by heavy rains on Monday, leaving a long line of trucks stranded for several hours as they waited for the water to drain enough to pass. (Credit: CBS)

U.S. 41 Reopens In Lake Bluff; Flooding Still A Threat Elsewhere

Though some of the flooding from Monday’s thunderstorms has receded, the Des Plaines River was still overflowing its banks on Wednesday, and the North Branch of the Chicago River was near flood stage in some areas, with more rain on the way Wednesday evening.

05/14/2014

A railroad viaduct along Skokie Highway was flooded by heavy rains on Monday, leaving a long line of trucks stranded for several hours as they waited for the water to drain enough to pass. (Credit: CBS)

Monday’s Storms Leave Homes And Roads Flooded

Heavy rainfall from a series of thunderstorms that moved through the Chicago area on Monday and early Tuesday left several roads impassable, and many basements flooded, especially in the northern suburbs, where the rain was heaviest.

05/13/2014

Clouds hang ominously over The Loop Friday as storms barrel into the region. (Art Cunningham)

Severe Thunderstorms Knock Out Power For Thousands In Suburbs

After the storms swept through the area, nearly 9,000 ComEd customers in the west, southwest and south suburbs were left without power, according to ComEd. The majority of outages were reported near Harvey in Blue Island, where more than 6,300 customers were without power Sunday night.

05/11/2014

A tornado that hit LaSalle County Illinois. (Credit: Twitter)

Study Might Explain Why Trailer Parks Seem To Be Tornado Magnets

Researchers looked at 60 years worth of climatological data from the National Weather Service’s Storm Prediction Center, and found tornadoes touch down most often in “transition zones” – areas where a dramatic change in landscape takes place.

04/23/2014

Snow in Naperville (Ken Blazer)

Late Snowfall Leaves Roads A Mess; Temperatures Just Shy Of Record

Monday night’s snowfall dropped 1.4 inches at O’Hare International Airport, pushing the seasonal total to 82 inches, just shy of the 2nd most seasonal snowfall for Chicago – when 82.3 inches fell in the winter of 1977-78.

04/15/2014

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Snow Tonight, Yes, Snow Tonight In Chicago Area

Here is the latest guidance from the National Weather Service: It will snow tonight.

04/14/2014

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Brief Return Of Snow Could Make For Messy Afternoon Commute

Snowfall beginning Monday afternoon could snarl the evening commute and drop up to an inch of snow, following a weekend of rollercoaster weather for Chicagoans.

04/14/2014

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

Courtney Franko sent this photo of a snow-encrusted CTA bus stop on her morning commute. (Credit: Courtney Franko)

Snow Totals – March 12, 2014

This winter officially became the 3rd snowiest on record for Chicago on Wednesday, when 3.6 inches fell at O’Hare International Airport, bringing the season’s total to 79.1 inches.

03/12/2014

A City of Chicago snow plow clears streets early Wednesday, as a late winter storm dumps more than 5 inches of snow in parts of the city. (Credit: CBS)

Late Winter Storm Makes This 3rd Snowiest Winter Ever For Chicago

This winter moved up another notch on the list of snowiest winters in Chicago overnight, when more than 3 inches fell at O’Hare International Airport, making the total snowfall this winter the third most on record.

03/12/2014

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