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Feds: Don't expect winter to be polar vortex redux

WASHINGTON | If you thought last winter was a horror show, with cold blasts from the polar vortex and a lack of California rain, here's some good news: No sequel is expected this year, federal forecasters say.

October 16, 2014 12:11 pm
Umbrella weather

Umbrella weather

October 14, 2014 3:20 pm
THE SOUTH SHORE IN 100 OBJECTS, DAY 99: Surfers hang 10 in the 219

THE SOUTH SHORE IN 100 OBJECTS, DAY 99: Surfers hang 10 in the 219

Ah the region, home to sand, steel mills ... and surfers?

October 12, 2014 12:05 am Photos

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THE SOUTH SHORE IN 100 OBJECTS, DAY 99: Surfers

THE SOUTH SHORE IN 100 OBJECTS, DAY 99: Surfers

Bart Glowacki, left, of Wilmette, and Richard Pawlowski, of Orland Hills, wind surf at Wolf Lake in Hammond in October 2011.

October 12, 2014 12:00 am

Porter County seeks better way to report storm damage

When the weather's strange in your neighborhood, who you gonna call?

September 21, 2014 12:00 am
Hurricane Odile slams Mexico's Baja California

Hurricane Odile slams Mexico's Baja California

This satellite image provided by NOAA shows category four Hurricane Odile taken at 5:45 a.m. EDT Sunday Sept. 14, 2014. The rapidly strengthening Hurricane Odile intensified Saturday night and appeared headed for a possible close brush with the southern end of Mexico's Baja California penins…

September 15, 2014 12:14 pm

Flash flood watch in effect throughout region

The National Weather Service on Wednesday warned of possible agricultural land flooding along part of the Kankakee River and dangerous swimming conditions in Lake Michigan.

September 10, 2014 10:20 pm
Flooding washes away parts of major Nevada freeway

Flooding washes away parts of major Nevada freeway

Horses walk through flood water behind a home in Moapa, Nev., Monday, Sept. 8, 2014. Flooding throughout the area damaged homes and roads. (AP Photo/John Locher)

September 09, 2014 2:53 pm
LaPorte at Valparaiso

LaPorte at Valparaiso

Former Valparaiso coach and athletic director Mark Hoffman looks over flooding at the Vikings' stadium Friday night. Heavy rain and lightning forced the postponement of the Vikings' game against LaPorte.

September 05, 2014 9:39 pm
LaPorte at Valparaiso

LaPorte at Valparaiso

Members of the Valparaiso High School football team get a first look at the field as rain and lightning moved through the area Friday night. The Vikings game against LaPorte was postponed until Saturday.

September 05, 2014 8:59 pm
Forecaster: Warmer, drier winter ... for now

Forecaster: Warmer, drier winter ... for now

As people prepare to fire up the grills and head to the beach for one last summer hurrah this Labor Day weekend, thoughts of colder days ahead come to mind.

August 29, 2014 8:30 pm Photos

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Valpo golf courses trying hard to stay afloat

VALPARAISO | The city's Parks Department might have to introduce water polo to its program choices in order to make any money from Creekside Golf Course for a while.

August 27, 2014 12:12 pm
Lightning sparks at least one fire; rains bring relief from heat

Lightning sparks at least one fire; rains bring relief from heat

Lightning caused at least one fire Monday afternoon as a line of storms brought rain and cooler temperatures to the region.

August 25, 2014 8:45 pm Photos

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Flooding rains slam region again

Flooding rains slam region again

A strong, slow-moving thunderstorm hit western Lake County on Saturday afternoon, closing U.S. 30 in both directions near U.S. 41 and stranding some motorists in floodwaters.

August 23, 2014 6:12 pm Photos

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South Haven residents rescued, as officials address Friday's flooding

South Haven residents rescued, as officials address Friday's flooding

SOUTH HAVEN | After nearly 6 inches of rain early Friday caused flooding, evacuations and road closures around Porter County, residents and elected officials are looking for solutions before future weather threatens with more of the same.

August 22, 2014 6:10 pm Photos

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Expert: Nothing to fear after funnel clouds spotted near Kouts, Wanatah

Expert: Nothing to fear after funnel clouds spotted near Kouts, Wanatah

VALPARAISO | Funnel clouds spotted Tuesday night near Kouts and Wanatah looked ominous, but posed no significant danger, a meteorologist said.

August 05, 2014 7:45 pm
Polar vortex? Nope, just cooler Midwestern temps

Polar vortex? Nope, just cooler Midwestern temps

Gerald Alban, 22, reacts after diving into the cold water at the lakefront Friday in Chicago. Unseasonably cool temperatures will arrive next week in the Midwest and as far south as Arkansas and Oklahoma. Chicago would normally see highs in the 80s and lows in the mid-60s, but the weather se…

July 12, 2014 12:00 am
Polar vortex? Nope, just cooler Midwestern temps

Polar vortex? Nope, just cooler Midwestern temps

CHICAGO | Unseasonably cool temperatures will arrive next week in the Midwest and as far south as Arkansas and Oklahoma.

July 12, 2014 12:00 am Photos

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Polar vortex? Nope, just cooler Midwestern temps

Polar vortex? Nope, just cooler Midwestern temps

Bartek Lasak, 3, runs back to shore after trying to play in the cold water at the lakefront Friday in Chicago. 

July 12, 2014 12:00 am
Telling the tale of the South Shore in 100 objects

Telling the tale of the South Shore in 100 objects

Telling the tale of the South Shore in 100 objects.

July 04, 2014 2:02 pm
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