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  • Constable: Runner shirtless every winter day Mar 1, 2015 7:45 AM
    An avid runner, 61-year-old Mason Saadat of Arlington Heights has become a legend among suburban runners for his habit of running shirtless throughout the winter. “He’s probably the most eccentric runner in the area,” says Mark Rouse, who has a store that caters to runners.

  • February 2015 set to tie for coldest on record Feb 28, 2015 7:39 PM
    After a subzero Saturday, this month is set to tie for the coldest February in recorded Chicago history. Here’s a look at the meteorological highs and lows of the month, by the numbers.

  • Dallas-area ice forces cancellation of 1,000 flights Feb 28, 2015 2:35 PM
    Transportation officials and the National Weather Service warned travelers to stay off the roads Saturday until temperatures rise and the ice melts. The weather service issued a winter weather advisory for the Dallas-Fort Worth area until Saturday night.

  • Some California farmers to go without federal water Feb 27, 2015 4:16 PM
    Paul Wegner, president of the California Farm Bureau Federation, said the federal government’s announcement is another sign California needs to speed up construction of water storage projects and reform laws requiring the government to prioritize water to preserve fish species and the environment.“It’s maddening because California still struggles to manage water wisely and flexibly, especially in dry years,” he said.

  • Antarctica’s retreating ice may re-shape Earth Feb 27, 2015 4:13 PM
    Just last month, scientists noticed in satellite images that a giant crack in an ice shelf on the peninsula called Larsen C had grown by about 12 miles in 2014. Ominously, the split broke through a type of ice band that usually stops such cracks. If it keeps going, it could cause the breaking off of a giant iceberg somewhere between the size of Rhode Island and Delaware, about 1,700 to 2,500 square miles, said British Antarctic Survey scientist Paul Holland.

  • Area under lake effect snow warning until 6 p.m. Feb 26, 2015 11:19 AM
    The National Weather Service in Chicago has issued a Lake Effect Snow Warning for the area that will last until 6 p.m. An additional 1-3 inches of snow could fall today, according to the weather service. Snow totals will vary considerably due to the lake effect nature of the storm.

  • Snow could make for a messy afternoon commute Feb 25, 2015 3:00 PM
    Light snow could move into the area this afternoon and early evening, is reporting. The snow should taper off overnight with accumulations of 1-3 inches possible.

  • South braces for another winter storm Feb 25, 2015 3:03 PM
    Schools, daycares and offices closed ahead of the storm and governors once again declared states of emergency. The most intense part of the storm was forecast for north Texas eastward to North Carolina and Virginia. Snow accumulations could be 6 to 8 inches or higher in some places.

  • How suburban wild animals survive cold winters Feb 24, 2015 5:34 AM
    While suburban residents have tried to stay indoors as much as possible during the recent subzero temperatures, most animals in the area don't have that choice. For most wild animals, this is another Chicago winter as usual and experts say that every creature from deer and ducks to frogs and fish has adapted to survive the wintry blast. “They are built for this,” said Allison Frederick, with the Lake County Forest Preserve.

  • Constable: Nearly naked winter runner roams Arlington Hts. Mar 1, 2015 11:05 AM
    An avid runner, 61-year-old Mason Saadat of Arlington Heights has become a legend among suburban runners for his habit of running shirtless throughout the winter. “He’s probably the most eccentric runner in the area,” says Mark Rouse, who has a store that caters to runners.

  • Winter chill kills Frosty Fest in Gurnee Feb 23, 2015 5:21 PM
    Frigid winter weather will get the best of Gurnee’s Frosty Fest this year. Gurnee Park District officials announced that Friday night’s winter extravaganza at Bittersweet Golf Club has been canceled due to bitterly cold weather that's predicted.

  • Dangerous winds expected Monday morning Feb 22, 2015 4:03 PM
    Meteorological spring arrives next week, but the National Weather Service said Sunday that Old Man Winter’s grip on the Chicago area is showing no sign of easing. The weather service issued a wind chill advisory for the Chicago area which runs from midnight until 9 a.m. Monday, calling for dangerously cold weather. Temperatures Monday morning are expected to range from -2 to -13 degrees, with wind chills measuring between -20 and -25.

  • Storm drops two more feet of snow on Colorado Feb 22, 2015 4:35 PM
    The Colorado Department of Transportation mobilized more than 600 snowplows and urged drivers to follow them up steep mountain highways to avoid spinning out. Some ignored warnings to stay home this weekend. DOT said ski traffic returning to Denver is heavy, with wait times on I-70 of more than an hour.

  • Cold weather fun at Glen Ellyn's Arctic Blast Feb 23, 2015 5:48 AM
    The Glen Ellyn Park District hosted its third annual Arctic Blast on Sunday, giving residents a chance to enjoy winter fun by skating on Lake Ellyn and playing in the snow on a pleasant late-winter day. “I'm glad it's not really arctic,” said Mary Defiglia, the park district's assistant superintendent of recreation “The weather really hasn't been too bad when the sun is out.”

  • Another winter storm hits East Coast Feb 21, 2015 6:00 PM
    The eastern United States did not have the market cornered on misery, however: A winter storm is threatening to bring 2 feet or more of snow to parts of Colorado by the beginning of the work week. Heavy snow up to 3 inches an hour began falling Saturday on the Front Range.

  • Records fall, ferries freeze as arctic cold hangs around Feb 20, 2015 4:20 PM
    “Polar vortex” is so last year. Some forecasters are calling the record-setting bout of icy air the “Siberian Express” because winds coming from Russia are traveling over the Arctic Circle and pushing into Canada and the United States.

  • Images: Record setting low temperatures Feb 20, 2015 1:00 AM
    Record setting cold weather hit the suburbs Thursday. The official morning temperature at O'Hare Airport was 8 degrees below zero, breaking a record set in 1936. Temperatures in the suburbs reached as low as 11 degrees below zero.

  • Burst pipe caused early end of Arlington Heights’ Harry’s Feb 20, 2015 3:26 PM
    A burst frozen pipe at Harry’s in downtown Arlington Heights last month flooded the beloved establishment and prevented an opportunity for a proper sendoff - before its rebirth as a suburban location of Chicago-based Cortland’s Garage Tavern & Grill this spring.

  • Wind chill warning again (minus 30!) this morning Feb 20, 2015 8:50 AM
    The National Weather Service of Chicago has issued a new wind chill warning for Friday warning, saying the wind chills in the suburbs could hit minus 30. The warning is in effect from 1 to 8 a.m. Friday. Wind chills of minus 20 to minus 30 are expected.

  • Wood Dale’s Top Golf stays open despite ‘crazy’ cold Feb 19, 2015 4:14 PM
    Heaters above outdoor hitting bays allowed Top Golf in Wood Dale to remain open Thursday, even as the area set a new record low of -8 degrees at O'Hare International Airport. The heaters usually keep the area 20 to 30 degrees warmer than the outside temperature, said Cheryl Sefton, membership director. “On a day like today when it’s subzero and all the wind chills it’s probably not going to do as good,” Sefton said.

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