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Satellite image of ice coverage on the Great Lakes on March 6, 2014, when surface ice levels were at 92.19 percent. (Credit: NOAA)

Lake Michigan Ice Breaks Record; Great Lakes Hit 2nd Highest Level

Lake Michigan set a new record for ice coverage over the weekend, when ice levels reached 93.29 percent.

03/11/2014

Felix Santos clears snow from a sidewalk in the Humboldt Park neighborhood on January 21, 2014 in Chicago, Illinois. (Photo by Scott Olson/Getty Images)

Heavy Snow Expected Tonight; Season Could Become 2nd Snowiest Ever

Old Man Winter isn’t quite done with Chicago yet. More than half a foot of snow could fall in the city Tuesday night through Wednesday morning.

03/11/2014

Steam rises from the Chicago River as temperatures drop below zero January 27, 2014 in Chicago, Illinois. The city is bracing for another round of severe cold as temperatures are expected to drop to -15 to -20 degrees this evening and wind chills are anticipated as low as -25 to -45 degrees through Wednesday morning. (Photo by Scott Olson/Getty Images)

Meet The Man Who Coined The Word ‘Chiberia’

Who came up with the word Chiberia?

03/06/2014

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Believe It Or Not: Normal Temperatures Coming Soon

A warmup is on the way to Chicago, with temperatures likely to reach the 40s for three of the next five days.

03/06/2014

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New Snowfall Could Make This Winter 3rd Snowiest Ever

Flurries began falling early Wednesday, making streets slick, and covering sidewalks with a light dusting of snow for the morning commute.

03/05/2014

Air Raid Siren

State Conducting Tornado Drill Today

Tornado sirens will sound all across Illinois on Tuesday, as part of a statewide drill taking place in all 102 counties.

03/04/2014

A pedestrian bundles up against the frigid conditions downtown on Wednesday, when temperatures were about 20 degrees below normal for this time of year. (Credit: CBS)

Return Of Bitter Cold Leaves Chicagoans Doubtful Of Timely Spring Weather

It has been 50 years since temperatures were this cold this late in the season in Chicago, but here we go again – temperatures near zero for what many Chicagoans are hoping will be the last time this winter.

02/26/2014

Chicago Extreme Cold

Arctic Air Returns Tonight

We’re getting as sick of saying it as you are of hearing it this winter, but temperatures will dip below zero tonight, at least the 21st time that’s happened this winter.

02/25/2014

A woman struggles with her umbrella amid strong winds in Chicago on Thursday. (Credit: CBS)

High Winds Persist; Flood Risk Continues For Some Rivers

High winds have subsided a bit since Thursday’s storm, when four tornadoes might have touched down in central Illinois, but dangerous winds will persist through the afternoon, and gusts of up to 45 mph are likely on Friday.

02/21/2014

With some streets already covered in large puddles of water from melting snow and ice, Thursday's rain could cause more serious flooding, and water could seep into basements. (Credit: CBS)

Flood Watch Continues, But Chicago Area Might Have ‘Dodged A Bullet For Now’

Though an areal flood watch remains in effect until mid-afternoon for virtually all of northern Illinois, at least one official who monitors water levels in local rivers and streams said there’s less risk than feared, thanks to less rain than originally forecast.

02/20/2014

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Snow Totals — Feb. 17, 2014

This winter officially became the 5th snowiest on record for Chicago on Monday, when 5 inches fell at O’Hare International Airport, bringing the season’s total to 67.9 inches. Here are snowfall totals for the city, suburbs, and northwest Indiana, according to the National Weather Service.

02/18/2014

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About One-Third Of Illinois Covered In At Least 10 Inches Of Snow

In yet another measure of the severity of this year’s winter, about one third of Illinois is covered in at least 10 inches of snow.

02/12/2014

With temperatures hovering around -10 degrees steam rises from Lake Michigan January 27, 2014 in Chicago, Illinois.  (Photo by Scott Olson/Getty Images)

Deep Freeze Déjà Vu: Chicago Nearing Record For Days Below Zero

With temperatures plunging below zero again overnight, Chicagoans were starting another work week in frigid conditions, and the city was approaching the record for number of days of subzero cold.

02/10/2014

Chicago Commuters Continue To Battle Another Winter Storm

Subzero Temps Return Tonight, More Snow Saturday

In a pattern Chicagoans likely are growing very weary of repeating, bitter temperatures will return to the area after the latest snowfall, before another round of snow this weekend.

02/06/2014

Chicago Commuters Continue To Battle Another Winter Storm

Snow Totals – Feb. 4 & 5, 2014

A snowstorm dumped up to 6 inches of snow in Chicago, more than 7 inches in some suburbs, and more than 8 inches in parts of northwest Indiana from Tuesday evening through Wednesday morning.

02/05/2014

Commuters wait on a snow-covered platform for an L train in the Wicker Park neighborhood on February 5, 2014 in Chicago, Illinois. About six inches of snow fell on the city overnight marking the 34th day of measurable snow this season, well above the 18-day average. (Photo by Scott Olson/Getty Images)

Winter’s Snowy Trend Continues, Nearly 6 Inches In Parts Of Chicago

Heavy, blowing snow was making Chicago area roads very treacherous early Wednesday, and airlines were cancelling hundreds of flights at O’Hare and Midway airports due to the winter storm.

02/05/2014

Pedestrians brave the cold weather as they make their way down the street during the start of a severe cold snap Wednesday night. (Photo by Scott Olson/Getty Images)

Forecasters And Groundhog Agree: 6 More Weeks Of Winter

A furry rodent with giant front teeth saw its shadow in Pennsylvania on Sunday, damning us to six more weeks of winter — a prediction that seems plausible to weather experts in Chicago who went to school and studied such things.

02/03/2014

Ice and snow coverage around the Great Lakes. (National Weather Service)

Impressive Views Of Chicago’s Winter Weather

By meteorological standards, the winter of 2014 has been nothing short of impressive.

01/30/2014

Steam rises from the Chicago River as temperatures drop below zero January 27, 2014 in Chicago, Illinois. The city is bracing for another round of severe cold as temperatures are expected to drop to -15 to -20 degrees this evening and wind chills are anticipated as low as -25 to -45 degrees through Wednesday morning. (Photo by Scott Olson/Getty Images)

Chiberia Part 2: Deep Freeze To Last Through Wednesday

Temperatures more suited for the North Pole are returning to the Chicago area, and will leave the region in a deep freeze for the next 2 ½ days, similar to the arctic blast we endured three weeks ago.

01/27/2014

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Subzero Temps Gone — For Now — But Snow, High Winds Return

The Chicago area has seen the last of subzero temperatures for a few days, but more snow is on the way for the afternoon and evening, and high winds will keep wind chills feeling frigid the rest of the morning.

01/24/2014

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