Winter

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Fried Sea Scallops Recipe From The “School Of Fish” Cookbook

Winter is coming and along with it scallop season. Try Ben Pollinger’s recipe for fried sea scallops.

10/02/2014

A pile of road salt that public works crews in northwest suburban McHenry will use on roads during the year's first snowstorm on Dec. 20, 2012. (Credit: CBS)

Road Salt Will Be Scarce, Expensive This Winter

The reward for surviving last winter’s frigid temperatures and record snowfall, several states are learning, is drastic price increases for road salt — in some cases, five times as expensive as last season.

09/29/2014

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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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Harsh Winter Was Tough On Butterfly Population, Study Says

A study released today points a finger at road salt. CBS 2’s Mai Martinez reports.

06/09/2014

Winter Weather

Climate Change Exists. Period. Here’s The Real Debate:

Are all of these extreme weather events evidence of global warming or climate change?

05/13/2014

Diane Wyman's back yard in Elmhurst after a winter storm Tuesday into Wednesday. (Credit: Diane Wyman)

2014 Chicago Winter Now 10 Inches Short Of All-Time Snow Record

After Wednesday morning’s snow, Chicago is now 10 inches shy of the all-time record for snowfall in a single season.

03/12/2014

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Deep Freeze Hurt McDonald’s Sales Last Month

The world’s biggest hamburger chain said Monday that sales fell 1.4 percent in February at established U.S. locations. It blamed the harsh winter weather, but conceded that “challenging industry dynamics” also played a role.

03/10/2014

Snow covers cars on a Chicago neighborhood street. (Credit: Chris Martinez)

Winter Season Now Fourth Snowiest On Record

The city deployed 200 snowplows to main streets Saturday afternoon as the snow that made the 2013-2014 winter season the fourth-snowiest on record for Chicago continued to fall. Up to 6 more inches are expected to fall across the area by Monday morning, according to the National Weather Service.

03/01/2014

This Jan. 30, 1967 photo shows abandoned autos littering South Lake Shore Drive near 18th Street. (Credit: Chicago Sun-Times)

Chiberia 2014: Making The Case For Worst. Winter. Ever

With the end of what experts call “meteorological winter,” this relentless, unforgiving season will be one of those that will remain in our collective memories for a long, long time.

02/28/2014

Snow covers cars on a Chicago neighborhood street. (Credit: Chris Martinez)

More Snow Forecast For Chicago This Weekend

While the temperatures have moderated somewhat, it comes with a price: More snow is expected this weekend.

02/28/2014

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.

02/17/2014

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Winter Storm Warning: Eight Inches Of Snow Possible

The historic winter of 2013-14 continues as a Winter Storm Warning has been issued for the Chicago area on Monday.

02/17/2014

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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.

02/14/2014

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Stay At An Igloo Village In Finland

An igloo village in Finlad is open to visitors. If you’re looking to vacation in the snow, head to this arctic resort Kakslauttanen.

02/14/2014

A pedestrian crosses a snow-covered street in Humboldt Park on Thursday. The Chicago area saw snowfall for nearly three days straight, leaving 12 inches or more in parts of the city, and up to 18 inches in some northern suburbs. The heavy snow will be followed by extreme cold at the start of next week. (Photo by Scott Olson/Getty Images)

University Studying Winter’s Impact On Mood

CBS 2’s Mary Kay Kleist tells us about a unique study that looks at how bitter conditions affect the mind.

02/13/2014

Chicago Commuters Continue To Battle Another Winter Storm

Chicago Vs. Siberia: Which One Wins?

All this talk about how Chicago has become Siberia–or Chiberia–got us to wondering: Just how cold is it these days in that part of the former Soviet Union?

02/11/2014

Fatima Anwar is literally allergic to winter. (CBS)

Hate Winter? Some People Are Literally Allergic To It

For some, as CBS 2’s Marissa Bailey reports, the cold can be life-threatening.

02/10/2014

Ice fishing.   (Credit: Jonathan Nackstrand/AFP/Getty Images)

Subzero Temps Ideal For Ice Fishing Business

Subzero is tough for most except for those willing to wait out the fish on Northern Illinois’ Chain O’Lakes.

02/10/2014

The sun dog viewed in Park Forest on Monday. (Credit: Karyn DeCuir)

This Winter Has Been More Than Bitterly Cold — It’s Been Weird, Too

CBS 2 Meteorologist Megan Glaros takes a look at some of the oddest phenomena that have occurred this winter.

02/07/2014

Commuters wait on a snow-covered platform for an L train 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)

Psychiatrist Offers Tips To Combat Winter Blues

People have been feeling less energized this winter. CBS 2’s Dorothy Tucker explains.

02/06/2014

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