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Chicagoans Enjoy First Day Of The Year Above 90 Degrees

Wednesday was the first day of the year above 90 degrees. CBS 2’s Suzanne Le Mignot caught up with some Chicagoans enjoying the sun at the 31st Street Beach.


A view from from downtown Chicago to the West Loop on May 27, 2015. (Credit: Patrice Davies)

May Was Warmer, Wetter Than Normal In Chicago

Chicago might not have set any records for heat or rainfall last month, but May was still warmer and wetter than normal, despite the chilly end to the month.


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Sunday Was One Of Warmest Easters On Record

After one of the most brutal winters ever in Chicago, the Easter weekend weather was well-earned.


Road Salt

Warming On Way: How Much Snow Will Melt?

Looking ahead to next week, Chicago will get a welcome relief with temperatures expected above freezing for several days in a row.



How To Do Hawaii Like A Man

Kauai is the place to visit if you like your slice of paradise served with a healthy dose of well-earned cuts and bruises, and a sore muscle or two. It’s an amazing, exotic place that’s definitely worth the visit, but if you’re going to attempt it — you should do it right. And here is how.



2012 Marks Warmest Year Ever In Chicago

The year 2012 will be remembered fondly in Chicago for one thing for sure: Warmer temperatures.


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Warm Weather Delays Opening Of Chicago Ice Rinks

This week’s unseasonably warm weather may be perfect for Thanksgiving Day football games, but it’s a little too warm for Chicago’s outdoor ice skating rinks.


Trees in city planters on Michigan Avenue downtown were already blooming on March 19, 2012, the day before the official start of spring. (Credit: CBS)

Warm Weather Has Plants Blooming Before Winter Ends

It’s hard to believe spring doesn’t even start until Tuesday, but already flowers are blooming, and trees are budding.

CBS 2–03/19/2012

A boy fishes in Lake Michigan at a family cookout amid record-setting temperatures on March 17, 2012. (Credit: CBS)

Record High Temperature Set For 5th Consecutive Day

Once again, not only has the record high temperature for a March day in Chicago been broken, but the mercury has surpassed 80 degrees for the fifth day in a row.


A jogger runs along Lake Michigan. (Tim Boyle/ Getty Images)

Record High Temperature Set For Fourth Consecutive Day

For the fourth day in a row, a record-setting high temperature has been set in Chicago.


McGee's Tavern is ramped up for St. Patrick's Day in Chicago. (CBS)

Chicago Prepares For An Unseasonably Warm St. Patrick’s Day

The corned beef, green beer and other hallmarks of St. Patrick’s Day are in place for weekend festivities. CBS 2’s Roseanne Tellez reports.


Snowmobile (Credit: Joe Raedle/Getty Images)

Lake Geneva Snowmobile Race Is On Despite Summery Weather

Believe it or not, there’s a snowmobile race going on in southern Wisconsin this summery weekend.

WBBM Newsradio–03/16/2012

Deadly Shooting After Chicago Fireworks

2 Dead, 7 Wounded In Rash Of Shootings Tuesday

People flocked to the sidewalks, jogging paths and favorite spots on the lakefront as the temperature climbed well into the 60s Tuesday afternoon, but violence also erupted on city streets.

CBS Chicago–03/07/2012

In the photo on the left, runners and cyclists enjoy springlike weather on Chicago's lakefront jogging and bike path, with temperatures near 60 degrees on Jan. 31, 2012. In the image on the right, one year earlier on Feb. 1, 2011, a Chicago firefighter talks to one of hundreds of motorists who ended up stranded on Lake Shore Drive as a blizzard dumped nearly two feet of snow on the city. (Credit: CBS)

Today’s Near-Record Warmth A Stark Contrast To One Year Ago

One year ago, Chicago was bracing for a blizzard that eventually shut down Lake Shore Drive and forced hundreds of drivers to abandon their cars on the lakefront. Today, there wasn’t a flake of snow in sight as the Chicago area reveled in temperatures nearing 60 degrees.

CBS Chicago–01/31/2012

Temperatures were near 50 degrees in some parts of the Chicago area on Dec. 26, 2011, bringing plenty of joggers, cyclists and even fishermen to the lakefront to enjoy the unusually warm winter weather. (Credit: CBS)

Old Man Winter Must Have Hit The Snooze Button

It’s the day after Christmas, but it seems like someone forgot to tell Old Man Winter, because neither snow nor temperatures see to be falling. He must have hit the snooze button when winter officially started a few days ago, because the weather has been more like autumn.

CBS Chicago–12/26/2011

Marathon runners. (credit: Jim Prisching/Getty Images)

Chicago Marathon Organizers Ready, Set

The weather forecast for this weekend’s Chicago Marathon calls for temperatures in the mid- to high-70s, which is definitely on the warm side for running 26 miles.



Watch For Clogged Sewers As Snow Melts

As what remains of the blizzard snow melts on this springlike day, there is a warning that the sewers can easily get plugged up.

CBS Chicago–02/17/2011