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  • 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.

  • Fog could cause traffic delays early Sep 29, 2014 6:37 AM
    Patchy fog could cause issues this morning, meteorologists say. Most areas will see visibilty of several miles, but areas in low lying areas could see visibility reduce to a half mile.

  • 32 still missing after volcano erupts in Japan Sep 27, 2014 9:26 PM
    Many of those who made it down emerged with clothes and backpacks covered in ash. They reported being engulfed in total darkness for several minutes.Mikio Oguro, an NHK journalist who was on the slope on an unrelated assignment, told the station that he saw massive smoke coming out of the crater, blocking sunlight and reducing visibility to zero.

  • Elk Grove Village buys salt for winter Sep 26, 2014 5:51 PM
    Elk Grove Village has purchased $446,983 worth of salt in preparation for winter.

  • Images: Thursday's spectacular sunrise Sep 25, 2014 5:47 PM
    If you slept in just a little this morning, you missed a spectacular sunrise. Take a look at the reader submitted and Daily Herald staff photos from Thursday's beautiful sunrise.

  • Wheeling matching volunteer snow shovelers with people needing winter help Sep 24, 2014 4:20 PM
    The Wheeling board of trustees on Monday decided to move forward with a plan to help area seniors and disabled residents with snow removal this winter. Shari Matthews Huizar, Wheeling’s director of Human Services, said the plan is to have the Volunteer Snow Removal Program fully in place before snow begins falling in 2014.

  • Forecasters: This winter won't be as bad as last year Sep 22, 2014 7:06 AM
    While summer ended nearly spot-on as far as average temperature goes, it probably didn't seem that way because of a soggy atmosphere and overcast skies that frequently lurked. “What was lacking this year were the warm spells,” Tom Skilling said. The good news? Forecasters say the winter ahead won't be nearly as bad as the last one.

  • More rain falls on Baja’s south tip Sep 20, 2014 5:27 PM
    Power had been restored to 60 percent of customers in La Paz, but work in Los Cabos would take “a few more days,” Interior Secretary Angel Osorio Chong said.“There is practically not a single power pole standing. That is the magnitude of the problem that we have,” he said. “It is the worst catastrophe that we have had in terms of the power of a weather event.”

  • Body of Texas sheriff’s deputy found in lake Sep 19, 2014 5:21 PM
    The Austin area received 5 to 7 inches of rain early Thursday. About 40 miles north of Austin, near Jarrell, a weather service observer measured almost 1½ inches of rain within 30 minutes.

  • Firefighters finally home from Cabo: ‘We figured it was time to try' Sep 21, 2014 1:20 AM
    The Hoffman Estates wedding party slipped out of their Mexican hotel at 5 a.m. Thursday, toting their luggage down a side road and through an industrial area heavily damaged by Hurrican Odile. There, they met the vans they were promised to get them to the Los Cabos airport. "We figured it was time to try something,” Hoffman Estate firefighter Bart Needham said. They were finally going home.

  • How Hoffman Estates firefighters got out of storm-damaged Cabo Sep 19, 2014 9:06 AM
    For days after Hurricane Odile struck Los Cabos, Mexico, the wedding party of Hoffman Estates fire Lt. Tom Mangiameli had contended with dwindling food and water supplies, no electricity and the threat of looters roaming the area outside their hotel. But with the resourcefulness of some former military members among their ranks, the party made its break for freedom under cover of darkness early Thursday morning.

  • Images: California Wildfires Sep 16, 2014 1:58 PM
    About a dozen wildfires are raging in California.

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