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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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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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.


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Latest Bitter Blast Could Lead To Metra Delays

The return of subzero temperatures early Thursday could mean more problems for people who ride Metra, which was warning commuters to allow for extra travel time to get where they’re going.


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Snow Totals – Jan. 21, 2014

Lake effect snow dropped more than 8 inches of snow on parts of the Chicago area overnight. With snow still falling in northwest Indiana, here are snowfall totals reported to the National Weather Service as of 10 a.m.:


Near whiteout conditions from heavy snow led to a traffic standstill on Interstate 80/94 in northwest Indiana on Tuesday. Indiana State Police advised drivers to avoid the area, if possible. (Credit: Indiana State Police)

Here We Go Again; Snow, Bitter Cold Return

A lake effect snow warning remains in effect for Lake County in northwest Indiana, until noon. Heavy snowfall in the area has led to a traffic standstill on I-80/94.


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Freezing Fog Advisory In Effect As Chicago Thaws Out

With temperatures expected to rise above freezing for the first time of 2014 on Friday, forecasters urged drivers to use caution as fog rolls into the area for the morning commute.


A pedestrian crosses a snow-covered street in Humboldt Park on Thursday. The Chicago area saw snowfall for nearly three days straight, leaving 12 inches or more in parts of the city, and up to 18 inches in some northern suburbs. The heavy snow will be followed by extreme cold at the start of next week. (Photo by Scott Olson/Getty Images)

Winter Storm Watch For S. Suburbs, Northwest Indiana

As Chicagoland braces for historically cold temperatures early next week, part of the area could potentially see another half-foot of snow before then.


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Three-Day Snowfall Totals

CHICAGO (CBS) — After more than two days of nearly constant snow from late New Year’s Eve through Jan. 2, many parts of the Chicago area are still digging out from more than a foot […]


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Snow Totals For New Year’s Storm

Here are snowfall totals, reported to the National Weather Service, from the New Year’s winter storm, as of midnight Wednesday night.


Libertyville got nearly 14 inches of snow from New Year's Eve through late on New Year's Day, and could get even more from lake effect snow on Jan. 2, 2014. (Credit: Bernie Tafoya)

Lake Effect Snow Could Dump Up To 10 More Inches

The winter storm is the biggest to hit Chicago on New Year’s Day since 1999. Some areas have seen more than a foot of snow since the storm began New Year’s Eve.


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Frigid Week Ahead; Snowy Start To New Year

After a mild weekend, temps have plunged below freezing, and will stay there through the end of the week, with lows in the single digits most nights. On top of that, the New Year likely could start with several inches of snow.


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Mix Of Rain, Sleet, Snow This Weekend

The Chicago area will get a mix of freezing rain, sleet and snow over the weekend, although exactly what type of precipitation various areas will get is still unclear.


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Another Winter Storm Possible This Weekend

Weekend holiday shopping and travel plans could be impacted by a potentially big storm, forecasters warned on Tuesday.