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Frigid February Ties Cold Record

The Chicago area received a light amount of snow Saturday and the frigid temperatures helped set a record for February.

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Temps Warm Up But Snow On The Way

After a cold morning, temperatures are expected to climb Saturday to a high of 24 degrees.

02/28/2015

A City of Chicago snow plow pushes the slush off the road. (Photo by Brian Kersey/Getty Images)

What’s Coming First Day Of Meteorological Spring? More Snow

This month already was the third snowiest February on record in Chicago, and March will get an early jump on the snow, with a winter storm blanketing the area in up to 6 inches of snow on Sunday, March 1.

02/27/2015

Temperatures Drop Near Zero Degrees In Chicago

Frigid Temperatures Follow On Heels Of Thursday’s Heavy Snow

After the snowstorm ended, temperatures dropped nearly 20 degrees in 12 hours. As of shortly before 3 p.m. Thursday, it was 18 degrees at O’Hare. By 3 a.m. Friday, the temperature had edged to zero. As of 6 a.m., it was 1 below.

02/27/2015

CBS 2 Weather Watcher Kathleen O'Cull said 4.5 inches of snow had fallen in Northlake by 6 a.m. Thursday. (Supplied Photo)

Lake Effect Snow Warning Issued For Chicago

Get ready for a second blast of snow on Thursday afternoon.

02/26/2015

CBS 2 Weather Watcher Eugene Wood said 4 inches of snow had fallen in Alsip by 6 a.m. Thursday. (Supplied Photo)

Fresh Snow Keeps Plows Busy All Night, Stalls Morning Commute

Snow-covered roads made for a very slick commute across the Chicago area Thursday morning, after 2 to 8 inches of snow fell in Chicagoland overnight. Lake-effect snow was still falling in some neighborhoods late Thursday morning.

02/26/2015

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Snowfall Creating Slick Conditions On Roadways

Snowfall Wednesday afternoon and evening is making the roads slick, creating havoc for cars.

02/25/2015

(Photo credit: Angela J. Freese)

Snow In Forecast For Afternoon, Evening

Tuesday night’s election results gave Chicago six more weeks of political campaigning, and from the looks of the weather forecast the city might have a similar amount of winter left, as well.

02/25/2015

Icy Water In NYC (Photo by Spencer Platt/Getty Images)

America The Beautiful (And Freezing)

Many parts of the U.S. have already broken records for snowfall and below zero temperatures while other parts have seen unseasonably warm temperatures.

02/25/2015

Satellite image of ice coverage on the Great Lakes on Feb. 22, 2015, when the lakes were 84 percent covered in ice. (Credit: NOAA)

Great Lakes More Ice-Covered Than Last February

For the second consecutive winter, the Great Lakes are almost completely covered with ice, due to the frigid weather.

02/24/2015

The sun rises over Lake Michigan in Chicago on Feb. 19, 2015, when temperatures reached a record low of 9 below zero for that date. (Credit: CBS)

February On Pace To Be 2nd Coldest In Chicago Since 1875

In February 1875, the average temperature in Chicago was 14.6 degrees. If predicted temperatures for the rest of the month hold true, the 14.9 degree average this February will have been the second coldest February on record for Chicago, according to AccuWeather.

02/23/2015

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Arctic Cold Returns After Brief Weekend Warmup

Chicago area residents will continue riding a seesaw of temperatures over the next few days, with painfully cold conditions Monday, a brief return of milder conditions on Tuesday, and then another bitter blast later in the week.

02/23/2015

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Bitter Cold Temperatures Return After Brief Warmup

Bitter cold temperatures have returned to the Chicago area after a slight warmup yesterday.

02/22/2015

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Warmup For Saturday Before Temps Plunge Again

The Chicago area will get a slight and brief respite from the bitterly cold temperatures on Saturday.

02/21/2015

One of the nuns at Fraternite Notre Dame in Chicago prepares au gratin potatoes for the homeless while wearing a fleece coat, because the sisters' home is without heat, and temperatures inside are freezing. (Credit: CBS)

Offers Of Help Rolling In For Nuns Without Heat

After having gone more than two days without heat, and seeing temperatures in their church drop below freezing, a group of French nuns ministering to residents in the Austin neighborhood is asking for help raising the $200,000 they need to buy new boilers.

02/20/2015

North Avenue Beach at dawn on Friday, after a long stretch of temperatures in single digits and below zero. (Credit: Ryan Corsaro)

After Setting Two Records For Cold, Brief Respite On The Way For Chicago

After breaking two records for extreme cold on Thursday, the double digit temperatures expected by Friday afternoon should seem downright mild by comparison.

02/20/2015

The boiler for Fraternite Notre Dame has shut down during the cold snap. (CBS)

Nuns Without Heat Have Faith Someone Will Help

The sisters of Fraternite Notre Dame feed 200 homeless people each day and make home visits to bedridden patients. Now they are in need of help. CBS 2’s Brad Edwards reports.

02/19/2015

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Arctic Conditions Break Feb. 19 Record For Cold In Chicago

Around 6:20 a.m., the temperature at O’Hare National Airport dropped to 8 below zero, breaking the previous Feb. 19 record of 7 below, set in 1936, according to the National Weather Service.

02/19/2015

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Two More Cold-Related Deaths Bring Season Total To 20

Two more Cook County residents have died of cold-related causes, bringing the total this season to 20, officials said Wednesday.

02/18/2015

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)

Chicago Area Braces For Incoming Bitter Cold

e’ve been dealing with brutal cold for days now, but the worst is still ahead of us. CBS 2’s Chris Martinez reports many are preparing now.

02/18/2015

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