Articles tagged "chicago"

chicago flood may 19 2020

May 2020 is now Chicago's wettest on record in 150 years of official rainfall observations, U.S.

Following a week of continuous heavy rainfall, Chicago set a record on Tuesday, May 19, 2020, for the city's wettest May in history. According to the National Weather Service (NWS), 2.79 mm (0.11 inches) of rainfall was recorded overnight at the O'Hare...

May 21, 2020

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Major flooding hits Chicago, city on pace to break the monthly May rainfall record, U.S.

Severe thunderstorms, including two probable tornadoes, ripped through the Chicago area on Sunday, May 17, 2020, causing major flooding and leading to numerous water rescues. With almost 76 mm (3 inches) of rain on Sunday night alone, Chicago is now heading toward...

May 18, 2020

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Nearly 100 000 without power as severe thunderstorms hit Chicago, Illinois

A part of a line of severe thunderstorms swept over Chicago, Illinois metropolitan area on Sunday, June 30, 2019, causing damage throughout the city and leaving nearly 100 000 customers without power. Winds as high as 119 km/h (74 mph) hit northern Illinois Sunday...

July 01, 2019

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Rare snowstorm hits Chicago, breaking 109-year-old snow record

An unusually strong late-season snowstorm hit parts of United States on April 27 and 28, 2019, dropping heavy snow and causing hundreds of flights to be canceled. Chicago O'Hare International airport received 6.3 cm (2.5 inches) of snow on April 27, breaking the...

April 28, 2019

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First snow of the season breaks 52-year-old record in Chicago

The first snow of the season blanketed Chicago on December 4, 2016, breaking a 52-year-old daily record for the region. The snowfall began in the morning hours and started moving eastward through the rest of the day. The Winter Weather Advisory was in effect from...

December 05, 2016

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The largest November snowstorm in 122 years hits Chicago

An intense snow storm hit Chicago on November 20, 2015. Heavy storm brought large amount of snowfall across parts of Chicago, causing traffic delays across the city. According to the National Weather Service (NWS) this snow event was for the record book. The first...

November 22, 2015

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Chicago citizens to be exposed to alarming levels of lead from city water as old pipes get upgraded

It's bad enough that the city of Chicago is facing financial problems similar to those of Detroit; now, local taxpayers are being forced to pay for being poisoned. For decades, the city installed lead water pipes, but in recent years, the federal Environmental

October 07, 2013

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Sonic booms, nuclear event, and earthquake outside Chicago, U.S.

Nuclear reactor near Chicago, Illinois, vented steam with radioactive Tritium on Monday, Jan 30, 2012.A nuclear reactor at a northern Illinois plant, about 95 miles (152 km) northwest of Chicago, shut down at 10:18 am, local time (16:18 UTC), after losing power.

February 01, 2012

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Winds in Chicago push massive waves onto Lake Shore Drive

High winds produced dangerous, 10- to 15-foot waves along the lakefront path, knocking down morning bikers and runners. Police closed off the path early Friday from North Fullerton Avenue, but some runners and bikers didn't heed the warnings. NBC Chicago helicopter

October 01, 2011