OEMC Reminds Residents To Take Precautions During Cold WeatherResidents should prepare for cold temperatures and snowy conditions by having emergency kits ready for homes and vehicles, according to a statement from the Office of Emergency Management and Communications.
City Officials Expecting Colder, Snowier Winter Than UsualChicago could see the first snow flurries of the season this weekend, and city officials said they expect a lot more snow than usual this winter, but they said they’re ready for the extra work.
NW Indiana Feels Brunt Of Winter Storm, More Than 1,000 Flights Cancelled Parts of the Chicago area, particularly Northwest Indiana, are feeling the brunt of a major winter storm that has cancelled more than 1,000 flights at the city’s airports and could dump more than a foot of snow in some areas.
Brief Thaw For Chicago, Then Back To Arctic Temps By SundayAfter enduring more than three days of frigid temperatures, Chicago residents will have a couple days to thaw out before single digit temperatures rear their ugly heads again.
Snow, Sleet, Rain Make For Sloppy Roads On TuesdayWhile temperatures will climb above freezing later on Tuesday, the rain will stick around for the afternoon commute.
What's Coming First Day Of Meteorological Spring? More SnowThis 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.
Frigid Temperatures Follow On Heels Of Thursday's Heavy SnowAfter 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.
Fresh Snow Keeps Plows Busy All Night, Stalls Morning CommuteSnow-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.
February On Pace To Be 2nd Coldest In Chicago Since 1875In 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.
Arctic Cold Returns After Brief Weekend WarmupChicago 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.
After Setting Two Records For Cold, Brief Respite On The Way For ChicagoAfter breaking two records for extreme cold on Thursday, the double digit temperatures expected by Friday afternoon should seem downright mild by comparison.
Arctic Conditions Break Feb. 19 Record For Cold In ChicagoAround 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.
Dangerous Cold Settling In; Wind Chill Advisory On Tap OvernightBrutal, 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.
Arctic Conditions Wednesday And Thursday Could Set Record For ColdA 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.
Up To 6 Inches Of Snow Possible In NW IndianaSnow, frigid temperatures and 45-mph winds could make for a grisly Thursday morning in parts of northwest Indiana, the National Weather Service warned.