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  • Snow one day, 70 degrees 48 hours later? It’s a record

    Chicago set a meteorological record again Tuesday: the city has never had a day so warm within 48 hours of receiving a major snow in recorded weather history. Since weather records began in the late 1800s, there has never been a major snowfall of over three inches followed by temperatures of 70 degrees and over just 48 hours later. Chicagoans couldn’t help but notice the weather whiplash, as lawns covered in white quickly turned green and springlike, as if the […]

  • Rain, sleet and gusty winds to persist into Thursday

    The Chicago area has already seen rain, sleet and even snow in parts today –  and the weather isn’t over yet. From now until midday Thursday, the area west of Chicago, including Winnebago, Boone, McHenry, Ogle, Lee, DeKalb, Kane, and LaSalle Counties will be under a Wind Advisory. Wind gusts of  25 to 35 mph and 45 mph are possible.  The Wind Advisory may be extended and expanded to include much of the Chicago area later. A Wind Advisory is […]

  • Rain, warm, wind, snow? Chicago set for a wild weather ride

    Hold on! The Chicago area is in for a wild weather ride the next 24-36 hours. Showers and potentially scattered gusty thunderstorms are expected through midday Thursday.  They will be followed by the warmest temperatures since last October 10th when the high reached 75 degrees. The first real taste of spring-like warmth  will be accompanied by 40-50 mph non-thunderstorm wind gusts.  A wind advisory is in effect from 10 a.m. until 10 p.m. Thursday. Much colder air follows on Friday […]

  • Winter won’t quit! Record late-season cold blasts Chicago

    CHICAGO —January is blasting Chicago in March. A new record cold high temperatures for March 4 was set Monday. The Chicago’s official high temperature was just 12 degrees.  That  set a new record cold high temperature for March 4th, supplanting the old record of 17 set back in 1890. It was also the single coldest March daytime high in 76 years. The 12 deg high not only blew the old record for Mar 4 (17 in 1890) away but was […]

  • Winter weather once again targets morning commute

    It’s beginning to sound like a broken record, but yet another round of wintry weather is targeting the Chicago area. A Winter Weather Advisory is in effect starting after midnight and continues through Wednesday afternoon. Snow will develop between midnight and 2 a.m. and continue into the morning rush hour. Precipitation will change to a wintry mix of freezing rain, and even rain by early afternoon as temperatures break above freezing. Snowfall amounts are likely to fall in the 1 […]

  • Messy morning commute possible with snow, ice

    Another round of messy weather threatens to play havoc with Tuesday morning’s rush hour.   A wintry mix of sleet, freezing rain and snow will continue through Monday night. Precipitation will fall primarily as snow in the northern suburbs where totals in excess of 6 inches is possible. View of the snow and reduced visibility from @WeatherBug camera in far NW suburban Harvard. #ilwx @WGNNews @MikeJanssenWX @MorganKolkmeyer @NWSChicago — Bill Snyder (@billyweather) February 12, 2019 Ice and snow accumulations […]

  • Wind advisory issued; Strong gusts to blow in arctic cold

      A Wind Advisory is in effect for several Chicago area counties until 3 a.m. The advisory is issued for Dupage, Cook, Lake, Kankakee, Iroquois, Kane, Will, Grundy, Kendall in Illnois and Porter, Newton, Lake, Jasper, LaPorte in Indiana.   Powerful wind gusts of up to 45 to 50 mph are expected. 9PM UPDATE: temps continue to tank amid howling westerly winds that are gusting 40-50 mph. A WIND ADVISORY is in effect until early Friday morning. #ilwx @WGNNews — […]

  • Winter Weather Advisory issued for overnight; Cold temps to follow

    A Winter Weather Advisory has been issued for Wednesday night into Thursday morning for several Chicago area counties. The advisory has been issued until 9 a.m. Thursday for DeKalb, McHenry, Lee, Lake, Kane, Ogle and La Salle counties. Freezing rain is expected along with ice accumulations of up to one to two tenths of an inch.  The  precipitation may mix with sleet at times this evening near the  Wisconsin border. The hazardous conditions could impact the  evening commute and the […]

  • It’s officially the second coldest day in Chicago weather history

    CHICAGO — It’s now official — this is the second coldest day in Chicago weather history. Weather records here go back 148 years to 1870. Wednesday’s high of 10 below zero at midnight, and this morning’s minimum of 23 below zero averages out to minus 17 degrees. The only other day colder was Christmas Eve Day, 1983 when the high and low were minus 25 and minus 11 degrees respectively, averaging 18 below zero. A little perspective on how rare this […]

  • Bitter cold continues to grip Chicago — and it’s going to get worse

    CHICAGO — Winter continues to grip the Chicago area. Friday morning saw dangerously low temperatures and windchills, prompting a windchill advisory. Daytime highs were in the lower single digits and sub zero wind chills are expected throughout the Friday afternoon. With temperatures in the single digits, the snow will stick and create slick spots, especially on untreated surfaces, so if out on the highways, prepare for a slower and more careful commute. During severe cold, Illinois Tollway launches around the […]

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