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A lone pedestrian navigates Chicago's famed Loop in windy, falling snow and slushy street conditions Feb. 2, 2022.

A lone pedestrian navigates Chicago’s famed Loop in windy, falling snow and slushy street conditions Feb. 2, 2022.

Charles Rex Arbogast

A lone pedestrian navigates Chicago's famed Loop in windy, falling snow and slushy street conditions Feb. 2, 2022.

A lone pedestrian navigates Chicago’s famed Loop in windy, falling snow and slushy street conditions Feb. 2, 2022.

Charles Rex Arbogast

Chicago winters are becoming warmer and wetter

Chicago winters are getting warmer, which has positive and negative consequences. Illinois State Climatologist, Doctor Trent Ford shares more. Host: Melba Lara; Producer: Lauren Frost

A lone pedestrian navigates Chicago’s famed Loop in windy, falling snow and slushy street conditions Feb. 2, 2022.

Charles Rex Arbogast

   

We’ve already seen some snow and cold… but climatological winter begins in earnest this week. Every winter in Chicago is its own unique adventure. Still, there are trends we can look at to see how our typical winters are evolving, as the climate changes.

Dr. Trent Ford, Illinois State Climatologist, joined WBEZ’s Melba Lara for our weekly climate conversation to look back at a century of Chicago winter data.

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