The tragic death of noted weather researcher and former Discovery Channel storm chaser Tim Samaras has shaken all of us in the meteorological community.
While snowblowers are gathering dust in region garages and residents are reveling in not having to shovel the white stuff, some are voicing concerns over the lack of snow so far this season.
A guest speaker from the meteorology department at Valparaiso University will be presenting an informational program about everyone's favorite topic: the weather. The free presentation will take place on Sunday, April 1, from 1 to 3 p.m. at Gibson Woods Nature Preserve, 6201 Parrish Ave. in …
Storm chasing isn't a term of choice for Bart J. Wolf, Ph.D. He'd rather call it a storm field study.
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.
VALPARAISO | The large death tolls from tornadoes in Alabama and Joplin, Mo., were not caused by more severe or a larger number of twisters than normal. It was all a matter of where they struck.
The Kankakee River near Shelby is expected to possibly rise to flood stage by Monday night, according to a warning issued by the National Weather Service.
The blizzard that began dumping snow across the region Tuesday afternoon currently ranks as the third worst in Chicago history, officials said.
VALPARAISO | While most folks were hunkering down to wait out the snowstorm Tuesday, students at the Valparaiso University weather center were launching a balloon to study the storm.
CHICAGO | The National Weather Service says Chicago could in for its third worst blizzard since snowfall record-keeping began.
The season's lowest temperatures are set to blow into the region tonight, with wind chills expected to drop to 25 degrees below zero.
Snow showers are in the forecast for the afternoon, with the south suburbs and Northwest Indiana expected to get anywhere from a dusting to a half inch of snow, forecasters said.
The snow that began falling in the early morning hours caused numerous crashes, slide offs and spin outs on area roads Saturday, but police reported no major accidents.
The National Weather Service has expanded a tornado watch into the Chicago and Northwest Indiana areas.
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