On Monday, Illinois Governor Pat Quinn issued a disaster proclamation for southern parts of the state. Representatives from the National Weather Service predict that the Ohio River could reach record levels there by this weekend.
A tornado temporarily closed down the St. Louis airport on Saturday, and storms raged through Illinois earlier in the week. Spring may bring milder temperatures but it also kicks off the tornado and storm season.
There is a new focus on the safety of Lake Shore Drive and how Lake Michigan affects it after last week's blizzard. Hundreds of drivers got stuck in the snow there and eventually had to abandon their vehicles.Illinois U.S.
Last week, it was another blizzard.Now, it's "just" some of the coldest weather so far this winter.As USA Today writes, "a blast of arctic air ... is poised to pour across the central, southern and eastern USA today and Wednesday.
Chicago officials say crews have now opened most side streets after this week’s blizzard. And they’re rejecting claims that the city is neglecting some neighborhoods. Complaints about the snow removal are coming from several City Council members. Ald.
Snowmageddon, Snowpocalypse, Snow-torious BIG! Call it what you will – the past couple of days in Chicago have been extreme. And after great snow comes the big chill. Christopher C. Burt has chronicled events like this in his book Extreme Weather: A Guide and Record Book.