Winter

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)

Forecasters And Groundhog Agree: 6 More Weeks Of Winter

A furry rodent with giant front teeth saw its shadow in Pennsylvania on Sunday, damning us to six more weeks of winter — a prediction that seems plausible to weather experts in Chicago who went to school and studied such things.

02/03/2014

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Snow Blowers Flying Out Of Stores

This winter’s constant snowfall has become a boon to retailers and stores that repair snow-clearing equipment. CBS 2’s Dorothy Tucker reports.

01/31/2014

Workers load salt into a snowplow in north suburban Lincolnshire. (CBS)

Road-Salt Supply A Concern For One Suburb

In north suburban Lincolnshire, there have been ongoing supply concerns because demand has been unusually high this season. CBS 2’s Dana Kozlov reports.

01/20/2014

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Think It’s Cold In Chicago? Try Living In International Falls, Minn.

It’s all in a winter’s day in International Falls.

01/04/2014

Chicago Public Schools

CPS Will Open Schools Early Next Week, But Parents Can Keep Kids Out

CPS contacted parents via “robocall” on Friday.

01/03/2014

Sammy the dog gets a taste of winter on Chicago's Northwest Side this week. (Tommy Nava)

Snow Gives Way To Dangerous Subzero Temperatures

The worst will begin Sunday night, when the mercury will dip below zero, and won’t get back above zero until sometime Wednesday — with a forecasted high temperature of 5 below zero on Monday, and 1 below zero on Tuesday.

01/02/2014

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Annual Winter Bird Count Makes Rare Find For This Time Of Year

Birders out yesterday for Chicago’s Christmas lakefront bird count documented a few unusual sightings.

12/26/2013

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Destination: Stockholm

If you appreciate delicious food paired with locally-distilled spirits, Instagram-worthy waterside views, and stunningly attractive locals, add Stockholm, Denver to your travel bucket list.

12/25/2013

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Thrillist Snow Guide: Vail, Colorado

Vail, Colorado is one of the largest single-mountain ski resorts in the world. Here’s a snow guide to a winter day in the ski town.

12/12/2013

A "Thin Ice" warning sign in Indiana. (CBS)

Lake Ice Is Still Dangerously Thin, Authorities Warn

In January, a 50-year-old man fell through thin ice while trying to skate on Wolf Lake in Hammond, Ind. CBS 2’s Mike Parker reports.

12/09/2013

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Supper On The Slopes: 8 New Ski Resort Restaurants

Ski or snowboard into one of these ski resort restaurants and fill up with lamb chops, bison burgers and beef tenderloins before carving up the rest of the mountain.

12/06/2013

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Man In Little Village Is Season’s First Cold Death

An autopsy Monday determined Daniel Badillo died of hypothermia, cold exposure and acute and chronic alcoholism.

11/25/2013

Bikes at a Divvy bike station in Chicago. (Credit: CBS)

Divvy Bike Sharing Will Continue To Operate During Winter

With the possibility of snow on the horizon, what happens to all those Divvy bikes around Chicago? WBBM’s Nancy Harty finds out.

10/21/2013

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Ask An Expert: 5 Tips to Winterize Your Closet

Unless you have a closet that rivals the size of a small bedroom, the changing of the seasons usually means reorganizing.

10/14/2013

Burr Elementary. (Credit: CBS)

Chicago Off To Cold Start To Spring

If you walked outside, you wouldn’t believe today is the first day of spring. But there it is, right on the calendar, March 20. Spring has sprung.

03/20/2013

A Gurnee resident uses a snowblower on Feb. 8, 2013, after a winter storm dumped 4 to 8 inches of snow on the northern suburbs overnight. (Credit: CBS)

Worst Of Snow Storm Misses City, But Drops Up To 8 Inches In North Suburbs

The snow had largely stopped overnight, but flurries were expected to continue Friday morning.

02/07/2013

Keys hang in the ignition in a Honda Civic as it makes its way down the line at the Japanese automaker's plant in Greensburg, Indiana on March 17, 2011. AFP PHOTO/Mira OBERMAN (Photo credit should read MIRA OBERMAN/AFP/Getty Images)

Leaving Your Car Running To Let It Warm Up? Not A Good Idea

Two Chicago sisters who normally leave their cars idling so the vehicles can warm up had them stolen Friday morning. CBS 2’s Chris Martinez reports.

01/25/2013

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Dry Weather Has More People Buying Humidifiers

There hasn’t been much need for snow shovels in the Chicago area this year, or salt for the driveway, but there has been a run on humidifiers, due to the unusually dry conditions this winter.

CBS Chicago–01/23/2013

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Coldest Temps In Two Years Hit Chicago

Chicagoland woke up to some of the coldest temperatures in nearly two years on Tuesday, with temperatures hovering around zero–with wind chills around minus 10 to 15 degrees.

01/22/2013

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Winter Returns: Bitter Cold Smacks Chicago

Winter in Chicago has mostly been on hiatus, but not this week.

01/21/2013

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