Airlines canceled more than 230 flights at Chicago's O'Hare International Airport and nearly 50 more at Midway International Airport ahead of a winter storm that's expected to produce a mix of rain and snow.
Blinding snow, at times accompanied by thunder and lightning, bombarded much of the nation's midsection Thursday, causing whiteout conditions, making major roadways all but impassable and shutting down schools and state legislatures.
The Upper Midwest remains locked in the deep freeze, with bitter temperatures stretching into a fourth day across several states.The cold snap arrived Saturday night as waves of Arctic air swept south from Canada, pushing temperatures to dangerous lows and leaving a section of
Phones have been ringing off the hook since the end of February at the Gethsemane Garden Center in Chicago. Annual plant manager Carol Rice said the warm weather has had a big affect on sales for March."
This past July Chicago recorded 9.81 inches of precipitation--the wettest July ever, and the 9th-wettest month in the city's history. But if you were here on this August 31st in 1987, you were just finishing monsoon month, the all-time record-holder. Let's turn back the clock 24 years.