Weather reports from Chicago and the suburbs.
Burning Man flooding strands tens of thousands at Nevada site; authorities are investigating 1 death
Nearly 80,000 people gathered in the Nevada desert for the annual arts and wilderness celebration were stuck in mud without working toilets and vehicle traffic shut down.
Se espera que el fin de semana festivo, incluyendo el lunes, traiga brisa.
National Weather Service predicts “much more modest humidity than a week ago,” when a heat wave broke temperature records before a cooldown this week.
Hurricane Idalia hits Florida with 125 mph winds, flooding streets, snapping trees and cutting power
Idalia made landfall at 7:45 a.m. as a high-end Category 3 hurricane with maximum winds near 125 mph. The system remained a hurricane as it crossed into Georgia.
Millions brace for impact as Idalia is projected to come ashore, possibly as a Category 3 hurricane with winds of 129 mph. The area hasn’t had a hurricane since 1950.
Cooler temperatures Sunday made for better running and cycling conditions. As a precaution, the swimming event was canceled as waves of 3 to 6 feet were predicted.
Cooling units malfunction at Roberto Clemente Community Academy as record heat wave enters second day
Chicago Public Schools removed the portable air conditioning units and replaced them as record heat bore down across the region Thursday.
The Night Ministry, in a van with a nurse practitioner and three staff members, made the rounds on one of the hottest days of the year. They made sure the people who live on the streets had essentials to survive.
Chicago has officially recorded its first 100 degree temperature since July 6, 2012, the weather service said.
Chicago tiene leyes que obligan a los propietarios a mantener calientes todos los apartamentos durante el invierno, pero no tiene una norma general similar para mantenerlos frescos durante el verano.
By early Wednesday afternoon, the heat index — a measure of what the temperature feels like when factoring in humidity — was at 116, tying July 14, 1995, for second-highest heat index on record for the city’s climate site.
Temperatures Wednesday are expected to climb to near 100 degrees, forecasters said. When combined with humidity, heat index values could reach as high as 115 degrees. Thursday’s conditions will be similar.
Higher temps have been linked to lower motivation, higher suicide rates, higher ER visits for mental health reasons and poorer test scores for high schoolers.
Ante el fuerte calor que se espera a partir del martes, los centros de enfriamiento de la Municipalidad estarán abiertos, y se recomienda a los residentes que permanezcan en casa y se mantengan hidratados.
Temperatures are expected to hit the mid-90s with dangerous heat indexes soaring up to 115 degrees, the National Weather Service said.
With high heat expected starting Tuesday, the city’s cooling centers will be open, and residents are advised to stay indoors and stay hydrated.
Cook County residents whose homes were damaged in record-setting rainfall in June and July can apply for federal funds to help cover losses. The deadline is Oct. 16.
The disaster declaration, requested by Gov. J.B. Pritzker, brings federal aid to supplement local and state assistance to help cover losses stemming from the storms.
A dry summer and strong winds from a passing hurricane ignited the deadliest U.S. wildfire since the 2018 Camp Fire in California, which killed at least 85 people.
Many more Chicago-area homes have a higher risk of flooding than people realize, research finds. Here’s why.
The First Street Foundation says 172,000 properties in Cook County — 79,000 of them in Chicago — have a high risk of flooding, far more than Federal Emergency Management Agency maps show.
Tempel Lipizzans — extremely rare, highly trained horses expected to be sold in wake of Illinois show’s closure