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.


Snow in Naperville (Ken Blazer)

Record Low Temperatures Could Follow Late-Season Snow

A mid-April snowfall that drew a collective sigh from Chicagoans late Monday afternoon was the precursor to some potentially record-breaking cold temperatures on Tuesday morning.


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.


The first day of spring looked more like the middle of winter Friday morning. Thankfully, the flurries during the morning commute didn't leave much snow on the ground, and it wasn't sticking around long, with temperatures climbing into the mid 40s by the afternoon. (Credit: CBS)

Snow Total For 2013-14 Season Reaches 80 Inches

The first day of spring on Thursday officially brought just less than an inch of snow, pushing Chicago a bit closer to the second snowiest season ever.


Pedestrians slog through white-out conditions in downtown Chicago. (CBS)

Latest Blast Of Winter, Including ‘Thundersnow,’ Makes Commute Treacherous

Authorities across the Chicago region reported several weather-related accidents, including a pileup that closed lanes on Interstate 55 at Illinois Route 47, south of Morris.


A pedestrian navigates a snow-covered sidewalk during her mornoing 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)

Snowiest Winters In Chicago: 2014 Cracks Top 5

Winter 2014 now ranks as one of the snowiest in Chicago.


A girl gets ready to sled outside Whittier Elementary School in Downers Grove on Feb. 26, 2013. (Supplied to CBS)

Chicago Snow Totals

Here are snowfall totals, reported to the National Weather Service, from Tuesday’s winter storm.

CBS Chicago–02/27/2013

Snow Plow (Photo by Scott Olson/Getty Images)

Measurable Snow Causes A Few Problems

After a season of nearly no snow, the state’s plow drivers are in full gear this Saturday morning. Overnight on the Kennedy Expressway, drivers slowed down to better navigate the snowy, slushy mess.


A snowstorm that moved through Illinois on Dec. 20, 2012, left only a dusting snow in the Chicago area, including northwest suburban Barrington, despite predictions of up to 4 to 6 inches in some spots. (Credit: CBS)

Chicago Area Misses Out On Big Snow Predictions, Gets Only A Dusting

The Chicago area got only a light dusting of snow overnight, after forecasts called for as much as 4 to 6 inches in some northwestern suburbs.

CBS Chicago–12/21/2012

A snowplow at work in north suburban Libertyville. (CBS)

Heavy Snow To Pile Up; 7 Inches Possible

CBS 2 Meteorologists Megan Glaros and Steve Baskerville report a winter storm watch and a winter weather advisory for all Chicago area counties from Thursday evening until Friday morning.

CBS Chicago–02/22/2012

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Chicago Snow Totals

Here are some snowfall totals for Chicagoland, January 12, 2012.


CHICAGO - DECEMBER 26th, 2011: Hundreds of people congregate in Millennium Park for the winter to enjoy a family night of ice skating.  The ice rink is open everyday from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. through March with weather permitting.  (credit: Steve Hardy/CBS Local)

This Winter Continues To Be One Of Chicago’s Least Snowy On Record

With the snowfall for the season not expected to exceed two inches by next week, this winter, which has already gotten off to a remarkably slow start with regards to snowfall, is shaping up to be one of the least snowy on record for the Chicago area.


Pedestrians cross Washington Street in the Loop amid a burst of snow flurries on Nov. 10, 2011. (Credit: CBS)

Sssh! Don’t Tell Mother Nature: Shouldn’t We Have More Snow By Now?

Chicagoans may not want to hear it, lest it jinx the nearly snow-free season we’ve enjoyed so far, but the National Weather Service says we’ve gotten off to a late start for the 2011-2012 snow season and that could bode well for the amount of snow we’ll see this winter.


Blizzard Photo from viewer Gary Ohm

Chicago Sets New February Record For Snow

Chicago broke a 115-year-old record for snowfall on Saturday and the city could still see more snowfall before the month is over.