During the average winter in Chicago, 350,000 metric tons of salt is dumped onto the roads. Most of this ends up in Lake Michigan.
March 20 at 6:38 PM
During exceptionally harsh winters, more than 90% of Lake Michigan's surface can freeze over.
December 26 at 5:54 PM
The record annual snowfall for Chicago was the winter from 1978-1979, with a total of 89.7 inches.
November 25 at 11:32 PM
Feeling lucky for our current 65f weather? Enjoy it while it lasts. In 1911, the temperature dropped from 74 to 32 within 24 hours of November 11.
November 17 at 3:19 PM
The deadliest tornado to hit Chicago since incorporation was in 1967, when an EF-4 storm killed 33 people.
November 17 at 12:11 AM
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