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Region socked by heavy snow once again

Like an unwanted guest overstaying their welcome, winter showed no sign of leaving Sunday morning with Northwest Indiana residents digging out from 6 inches or more of fresh snow.

March 02, 2014 9:40 am
Softball star taking a swing at weather forecasting at VU

Softball star taking a swing at weather forecasting at VU

Griffith resident Jamie Rex strives to make her family proud through each of her accomplishments. A softball player since 5, Rex credits her sports success to her father.

October 16, 2013 12:00 am

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
Lack of snowfall negatively affecting water levels, environment

Lack of snowfall negatively affecting water levels, environment

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.

January 11, 2013 12:00 am Photos


Weather Wise

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 …

March 22, 2012 12:00 am
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

Region not immune to tornado outbreak, notes VU assistant professor

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.

May 23, 2011 7:00 pm Related

Flood warning issued for Kankakee River near Shelby

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.

February 28, 2011 9:30 am

Blizzard ranks as third worst in Chicago-area history, so far

The blizzard that began dumping snow across the region Tuesday afternoon currently ranks as the third worst in Chicago history, officials said.

February 02, 2011 9:21 am
VU balloon launch studies storm

VU balloon launch studies storm

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.

February 01, 2011 4:43 pm Photos


Forecasted storm could be Chicago area's 3rd worst

Forecasted storm could be Chicago area's 3rd worst

CHICAGO | The National Weather Service says Chicago could in for its third worst blizzard since snowfall record-keeping began.

February 01, 2011 12:00 am

Winter's coldest weather on the way; schools delay Friday classes

The season's lowest temperatures are set to blow into the region tonight, with wind chills expected to drop to 25 degrees below zero.

January 21, 2011 12:00 am

Forecast: Snow showers this afternoon

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.

December 09, 2010 6:51 am

Snow tapers off, but lake-effect snow still possible

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.

December 04, 2010 4:18 pm

Tornado watch in effect until 6 p.m.

The National Weather Service has expanded a tornado watch into the Chicago and Northwest Indiana areas.

November 22, 2010 2:52 pm
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