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Chicago Winter Forecast Could Be Wild In 2014-15

Meteorologists don’t take much stock in predictions from the Farmer’s Almanac, which is calling for a frigid winter season, but there are more scientific signs that Chicago would see a wild one in 2014-15.

09/12/2014

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Doctors Expecting Boom Of “Polar Vortex Babies”

Obstetricians and hospitals across Illinois were expecting a bit of a baby boom in the next couple months, all thanks to the infamous polar vortex this past winter.

08/12/2014

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Polar Vortex Part II: Record Low Cold Possible Next Week

Enjoy the warm, sunny weather while you can. The polar vortex probably will rear its ugly head again in Chicago next week, though luckily we won’t need to break out the snow shovels and parkas.

07/10/2014

Low clouds cover the tops of the Hancock Center and Trump Tower in Chicago on Thursday, June 26, 2014.  The winter's polar vortex is partly responsible for fog and low clouds that have been common in recent weeks, because Lake Michigan is still very cold in spots, and creates fog from the moist air. (Credit: CBS)

Sick Of The Fog? Blame The Polar Vortex

If you’ve felt like you’ve been living in San Francisco the past couple weeks, that’s just another weird weather phenomenon you can blame on the brutal weather this past winter.

06/26/2014

A woman navigates a snow-covered street during her morning commute 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 2014 Marches On: Another Sub-Zero Day, More Snow

The overnight temperature dipped to one degree below zero at O’Hare International Airport, making Wednesday the 23rd day of sub-zero temperatures this winter.

03/03/2014

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To Chicago: The City That Braves Fire And Ice

Ihab Abouzeid arrived in Chicago in early January. And what was the city’s welcoming gift?

01/29/2014

Ice covers the shore at 31st Street Beach 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)

Coping Strategies For Dealing With Vortex Of Cold

It’s been a constant cycle for weeks, and the constant snow and brutal cold is beginning to take it’s toll on our psyche.

01/27/2014

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Cold From Polar Vortex Making Sound Travel Slower, Seem Louder

Since the polar vortex started spinning into town this week – you may have noticed that some things sound louder than usual.

01/07/2014

Ice builds up along Lake Michigan at North Avenue Beach as temperatures dipped well below zero on January 6, 2014 in Chicago, Illinois. Chicago hit a record low of -16 degree Fahrenheit this morning as a polar air mass brought the coldest temperatures in about two decades into the city. (Photo by Scott Olson/Getty Images)

Deep Freeze: Here’s A Positive, We Are No Longer Negative

Here’s a positive about living in Chiberia during a polar vortex.

01/07/2014