Winter Weather

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 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

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

Extreme Cold

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

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

Extreme Cold

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

Extreme Cold

Dangerous Cold Settling In; Wind Chill Advisory On Tap Overnight

Brutal, bone-chilling cold was seizing the Chicago area on Wednesday, and the city won’t see any release from the icy grip of this arctic blast for more than two days.

02/18/2015

Temperatures Drop Near Zero Degrees In Chicago

Arctic Conditions Wednesday And Thursday Could Set Record For Cold

A mass of arctic air will send temperatures plunging into the single digits during the day Wednesday and Thursday, and below zero at night both days. Thursday’s high will be only about 5 degrees, which would break a record set in 1936, when the high temperature was 9 degrees on Feb. 19.

02/17/2015

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Up To 6 Inches Of Snow Possible In NW Indiana

Snow, frigid temperatures and 45-mph winds could make for a grisly Thursday morning in parts of northwest Indiana, the National Weather Service warned.

02/12/2015

Cold Thermometer

Chilling Weekend Weather Ahead For Chicago

A cold weekend is in store for Chicago, with temperatures and wind chills expected to approach the lowest recorded so far this year.

02/11/2015

Tyler Healy (R) gets help digging out his car from his brother Calvin on February 2, 2015 in Chicago, Illinois. Eighteen inches of snow fell on the city in the past 24 hours, the fifth largest snowfall in the city's history.  (Photo by Scott Olson/Getty Images)

Mild Weekend On Tap, But Don’t Expect Much Snow To Melt

After a quick blast of Arctic air on Thursday, a milder weekend is in store for Chicago this weekend, but don’t expect all that snow to go anywhere anytime soon.

02/06/2015

A front-end loader helps haul away mounds of snow left behind by snow plows as the city continues clearing side streets after the blizzard at the start of February. (Credit: City of Chicago)

City Continues Work To Clear Snow From Side Streets

For the second day in a row, the city has deployed 650 pieces of snow removal equipment as crews continue clearing side streets in the wake of the 8th snowiest week on record, including a blizzard that blanketed the city in more than 19 inches of snow.

02/05/2015

A man clears snow from the sidewalk in front of an apartment building on February 2, 2015 in Chicago, Illinois. Snow began falling in the city Sunday morning and did not stop until early Monday morning, leaving behind more than 19 inches. It was the fifth largest snowfall in the city's history.  (Photo by Scott Olson/Getty Images)

February Already 10th Snowiest On Record In Chicago

Not only was this weekend’s blizzard the 5th largest snowstorm in the city’s history, it also made the past week the 8th snowiest week on record for Chicago.

02/05/2015

An unplowed side street in Archer Heights. (Credit: CBS)

City Adding More Trucks, Crews To Effort To Clear Snow From Side Streets

Wednesday morning, the city deployed 650 pieces of equipment to remove snow from side streets – including 315 snow plows, and 335 pieces of heavy construction equipment – to help haul away the piles of snow created by plows. In addition, the city has dispatched approximately 300 laborers to help shovel snow.

02/04/2015

A man clears snow from the sidewalk in front of an apartment building on February 2, 2015 in Chicago, Illinois. Snow began falling in the city Sunday morning and did not stop until early Monday morning, leaving behind more than 19 inches. It was the fifth largest snowfall in the city's history.  (Photo by Scott Olson/Getty Images)

Postal Service: Shovel Your Sidewalks To Make Sure You Get Your Mail

This weekend really tested the Postal Service creed, but Chicago district spokesman Mark Reynolds said letter carriers can handle the snow (and rain, rain and heat and gloom of night).

02/03/2015

Side streets that haven't been plowed, or were only plowed once during the blizzard, have left driving treacherous in some neighborhoods, where side streets are covered in hard-packed snow. (Credit: CBS)

Many Side Streets, Sidewalks Still A Snowy Mess

As of late Monday night, city officials said approximately 90 percent of the city’s side streets had been plowed at least once since the blizzard hit. However, there was still a lot of work to do to get the city’s side streets cleared of snow. In addition, many sidewalks have not been shoveled once since the start of the snowstorm.

02/03/2015

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Classes To Resume For CPS Students Tuesday

Classes at Chicago Public Schools will resume on Tuesday, a day after classes were canceled Monday due to the blizzard.

02/02/2015

(Credit: Nancy Robertson, of Warrenville)

Snow Totals From Weekend Blizzard

Here are the total snow fall amounts measured by National Weather Service observers for the snowstorm that lasted from Saturday night until Monday morning.

02/02/2015

Woodstock Willie saw his shadow on Monday, predicting six more weeks of winter. (Credit: Rick Bellairs)

Groundhogs Predict Six More Weeks Of Winter

If you put any stock into the predictions of the groundhog, we’re in for plenty more snow and cold. Despite the snow, a couple hundred people showed up in the town square in far north suburban Woodstock find out what Woodstock Willie had in store for them, and it wasn’t what they wanted to hear: six more weeks of winter.

02/02/2015

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