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January-February: Record Setting Warmth

Any cold or snow struggled to stick around from January into February... 

  The year 2016 finished with a cold and snowy flourish across the Midwest, a stark contrast to the lack of snow the last two Decembers. January, however, brought back the mild conditions we...
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Start of 2017: A Taste of...Spring?

Swings in the pattern resulted in some cold and snow, but mild overall. 

Our meteorologists enjoy the simple things in life, like watching the snow fall before coming into work. Photograph by Meteorologist Mark Miller.  The first month of the New Year is always a...
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How Can It Freeze at 35 Degrees?

Wet pavements can freeze with air temperatures above freezing. 

If you are a snow removal expert, you know to watch for refreeze after snowstorms and to do "ice checks" in the morning if temperatures fall to freezing or below. You are also aware to keep...
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Inauguration Weather History

What types of weather has affected past inaugurations?

With rain in the forecast this Friday, Inauguration Day is likely to run not too far above average on both the precipitation and temperature front. Naturally we have to ask, how does Inauguration...
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December Cold Punch for the Midwest

Old Man Winter didn't mess around in December...Got right to business!

For much of the Midwest, December will be remembered as a particularly active month of weather. Chicago received 17.7” of snow, making it the 8th snowiest December on record. In addition to a...
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