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Lake Michigan: Fair-Weather Friend, Interrupted

Lake Michigan: Fair-Weather Friend, Interrupted

If you've lived Chicago, Northwest Indiana or Southwest Michigan for more than a year, you've probably learned about the benefits and detriments of having one of the world's largest lakes for a neighbor.

February 18, 2014 4:29 pm Photos

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JOHN DOHERTY: Lightning's danger can't be taken lightly

This week has been designated Lightning Safety Week by the National Weather Service. It comes not a moment too soon, leading into next month, which is the most dangerous of the year when it comes to lightning-related injuries and fatalities in the United States.

June 24, 2013 9:00 pm
GUEST COMMENTARY: Storm chasers must heed warnings

GUEST COMMENTARY: Storm chasers must heed warnings

The tragic death of noted weather researcher and former Discovery Channel storm chaser Tim Samaras has shaken all of us in the meteorological community.

June 05, 2013 1:35 pm
JOHN DAVIES: Pioneering a 'destination' meteorology program

JOHN DAVIES: Pioneering a 'destination' meteorology program

Storm chasing isn't a term of choice for Bart J. Wolf, Ph.D. He'd rather call it a storm field study.

July 10, 2011 12:00 am

EDITORIAL: VU improving storm safety margin

As of Friday afternoon, the National Weather Service's Storm Prediction Center reported 1,427 tornadoes in the United States this year alone. Some of those tornadoes have been deadly. That makes the need to learn more about tornadoes all the more urgent.

June 06, 2011 12:00 am
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