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  • VIDEO: Watch plane’s rough landing as winds turn it at O’Hare Nov 6, 2014 5:25 PM
    ABC 7 Chicago obtained a video clip of a passenger plane struggling to land in the high winds over O’Hare International Airport.

  • November snow surprises South Carolina Nov 1, 2014 5:25 PM
    A surprise band of snow about 25 miles wide swept across parts of South Carolina on Saturday, falling on pumpkins and power lines. It was the earliest snow on record in the Columbia area by eight days, according to the National Weather Service. Neither Boston nor New York City has had snow yet this fall and Fargo, North Dakota, has had only a trace of the white stuff. The wet flakes in South Carolina collected on trees and sent branches still full of leaves crashing down on power lines. Utilities reported a peak of about 20,000 power outages as the snow tapered off before noon Saturday. It measured about two inches in several places. Snow also fell in Tennessee.

  • No drought-buster, but L.A. welcomes storm Nov 1, 2014 2:34 PM
    A California storm dropped about half an inch of rain on Los Angeles, causing a troublesome mudslide in the region but bringing a good start to a much needed wet season amid the state’s drought, forecasters said Saturday.

  • Waves slam Chicago lakeshore Oct 31, 2014 11:30 PM
    Winds gusting up to 65 mph caused Lake Michigan waves to slam into the Chicago shoreline. The waves slowed traffic along Lake Shore Drive and prompted the cancellation of a Halloween attraction.

  • Why yes, it is snowing on Halloween morning in the suburbs Oct 31, 2014 1:01 PM
    The first trick this Halloween morn: snow flurries. And the forecast doesn't get much better for those celebrating Halloween tonight as a major storm with wind, rain, cold and maybe even more snow is predicted to hit the suburbs.

  • Images: Lava threatens Hawaiian towns Oct 27, 2014 3:10 PM
    Dozens of residents in town the of Pahoa on the Big Island of Hawaii were placed on alert as flowing lava continued to advance towards them. Authorities on Sunday, Oct. 26, 2014 said lava had advanced about 250 yards since Saturday morning and was moving at the rate of about 10 to 15 yards an hour, consistent with its advancement in recent days. The flow front passed through a predominantly Buddhist cemetery, covering grave sites in the mostly rural region of Puna, and was roughly a half-mile from Pahoa Village Road, the main street of Pahoa.

  • Lake Zurich board accepts flood plan Oct 21, 2014 5:31 AM
    Money remains the final hurdle to a final engineering plan devised to help residents in two flood-prone subdivisions on Lake Zurich’s east side. Village board members Monday evening voted to accept the plan to increase storage capacity of a detention pond that collects stormwater for the Cedar Creek and Bristol Trail subdivisions.

  • Power out, trees fall as hurricane crosses Bermuda Oct 18, 2014 3:02 PM
    Hurricane Gonzalo crushed trees, flattened power lines and damaged Bermuda’s main hospital during an hours-long battering, but the tiny, wealthy British territory suffered no deaths. The storm’s center crossed over Bermuda Friday night and Gonzalo quickly moved northward over the Atlantic on a track that could take it just off the shore of Newfoundland in Canada. “This was a dangerous hurricane, but Bermuda today is dealing with property damage, blocked roads and a loss of electricity, all things that can be replaced and restored,” said Premier Michael Dunkley.

  • Lake County to receive FEMA money Oct 14, 2014 5:16 PM
    Lake County will receive about $1.5 million from a federal agency to remove structures from flood-prone areas.

  • Chance of severe storms mainly south this evening Oct 13, 2014 6:02 PM
    Strong thunderstorms with wind gusts in excess of 60 mph could hit the area this evening, the National Weather Service is reporting. Any of these storms could produce heavy rain, lightning and an “isolated tornado,” according to the weather service. A tornado watch that had been effect for counties south of the Chicago area has been expanded to include Will County.

  • Mt. Prospect paying much more for road salt Oct 12, 2014 7:30 AM
    Mount Prospect will have to pay more than 40 percent more for road salt this year, which could prove costly if this winter is like the last with its near record snowfall. The village board has agreed to a contract with Morton Salt to provide salt at the state’s joint purchasing unit price of $75.79 per ton, at a cost not to exceed $409,266 unless approved by the village board.

  • California reactivates firefighting airplanes Oct 10, 2014 4:20 PM
    The crash investigation will take months, but at least initially, there were no indications of turbulence, and visibility was good at the time of the crash.

  • Storm damages some homes in northeastern Indiana Oct 8, 2014 6:20 AM
    Officials say a storm damaged several homes in northeastern Indiana a weather front moved across the state.

  • DuPage considering Elmhurst plan to use quarry Oct 7, 2014 3:09 PM
    DuPage County officials are trying to determine whether an Elmhurst quarry that helps keep Salt Creek inside its banks also should be used to prevent nearby homes from flooding. Elmhurst officials say the city has experienced three major floods since 2010. To help address the problem, they’re asking to run a pipe into the Elmhurst Quarry Flood Control Facility, a reservoir along Route 83 owned and operated by the county.

  • Brrrr! Early taste of winter hits the suburbs Oct 4, 2014 7:09 PM
    Saturday's surprisingly “low high” of about 47 degrees during the day not only sounds like a dance move, it had people outdoors moving rapidly to keep warm with the sudden nip in the air. “We're moving. We're doing hula hooping,” said Kerry Enright of Orland Park as she watched her daughter, 6-year-old Sarah, play with hula hoops and bean bags at the Naper Settlement's Oktoberfest in Naperville.

  • Rain to move out this morning, cold weather to follow Oct 3, 2014 8:08 AM
    Cooler winds pushing a strong air mass south from Canada could bring record-setting cold temperatures this weekend, meteorologists say. Amy Seeley, a meteorologist from the National Weather Service, said the heavy rainfall is expected to end at around 10 a.m., leaving cooler weather in its place. Scattered showers will linger throughout Friday, she said. The cool air will cause temperatures to slowly dip Friday afternoon, dipping the area into the upper 30s overnight Friday into Saturday, Seeley said. She said the high temperature of 62 degrees will be felt Friday morning, but temperatures will dip slightly to 59 degrees Friday afternoon.

  • Leaves just starting to turn, but Santa getting prepped Oct 2, 2014 5:35 AM
    We've been relishing a delightful fall, but winter is on its way. Prospective Santas audition during a casting call at Oakbrook Shopping Center.

  • Weather forces flight cancellations in Chicago Oct 2, 2014 4:36 PM
    Weather is causing delays and hundreds of cancellations at Chicago’s international airports almost a week after sabotage at a suburban air traffic control center disrupted travel nationwide. The Chicago Department of Aviation said Thursday that 450 flights were canceled at O’Hare and 300 flights were canceled at Midway, including all Southwest Airlines flights.

  • O’Hare, Midway, canceling flights due to chance of bad weather Oct 2, 2014 2:26 PM
    O’Hare International Airport and Midway Airport have been canceling flights scheduled this afternoon due to expected bad weather and the previous fire at the Federal Aviation Administration tower in Aurora. About 450 flights have been canceled at O’Hare and up to 300 at Midway as of late morning.

  • Studies fault warming in much of 2013 wild weather Sep 29, 2014 6:56 PM
    Scientists looking at 16 cases of wild weather around the world last year see the fingerprints of man-made global warming on more than half of them. Researchers found that climate change increased the odds of nine extremes: Heat waves in Australia, Europe, China, Japan and Korea, intense rain in parts of the United States and India, and severe droughts in California and New Zealand. The California drought, though, comes with an asterisk.

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