,
|
Boulders have replaced beaches along the lakefront, as part of the city’s efforts to mitigate shoreline damage. (WTTW News)

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers is about to embark on its first comprehensive study of the city’s lakefront in more than 25 years. 

|
(ISS Above / Twitter)

Recent flyovers by the International Space Station have captured some stunning images of Chicago, as seen from 250 miles above.

|
Ice formations in Lake Michigan in Chicago taken by Sharan Banagiri. He told CNN these photos were taken at Loyola Beach at Rogers Park, which is about 10 miles north of downtown Chicago. (Credit: Sharan Banagiri)

You’ve heard of blizzards and maybe even the polar vortex, but have you heard of ice pancakes? What about ice bites or ice jams? These unique names sound fascinating but require specific weather conditions.

|
A view looking north from the Field Museum in Chicago captured at 8:25 a.m. Jan. 23, 2022, by a National Weather Service camera. (Courtesy of National Weather Service.)

As of 6 a.m. Sunday, snowfall totals measured 3.6 inches at Midway Airport, 3.5 inches at O’Hare Airport and 2.8 inches in Romeoville, according to the National Weather Service. Another round of snow is expected Monday morning. 

|
Photos taken on Interstate-94 near Porter County, Indiana, show weather conditions scarcely 2 miles apart. (Indiana Department of Transportation)

A couple of Indiana highway cameras caught lake effect snow in action Thursday morning, offering a picture-perfect snapshot of one of the region’s quirkier weather phenomena.

|
A tractor sits in front of a pile of salt used to create a brine that will help clear road of ice and snow ahead of a winter storm at the GDOT's Maintenance Activities Unit location on Friday, Jan. 14, 2022, in Forest Park, Ga. (AP Photo / Brynn Anderson)

By Friday, the fast-moving storm had already dropped heavy snow across a large swath of the Midwest, where travel conditions deteriorated and scores of schools closed or moved to online instruction. Iowa was hit the hardest.

|
Vivek Shandas, a professor of climate adaptation at Portland State University, takes a temperature reading of almost 106 degrees in downtown Portland, Ore., on Aug. 12, 2021. (Nathan Howard / AP Photo, File)

Earth simmered to the sixth hottest year on record in 2021, according to several newly released temperature measurements.

|
(Patty Wetli / WTTW News)

Studies show temperatures of -30°F will kill 98% of ash borer beetle larvae. Guess when Chicago was last that cold.

|
(Nikolas Noonan / Unsplash)

According to a federal report released Monday, the U.S. experienced 20 billion-dollar weather and climate disasters in 2021, including hurricanes, wildfires and out-of-season December tornadoes.

|
 A view near the home of commercial crabber Roy Comardelle, who built a levee around his property, is shown at Des Allemands, La., Tuesday, Aug. 31, 2021. (AP Photo / Steve Helber, File)

Melting glaciers, deadly floods in Germany, record high summer temperatures in generally mild Oregon, more urgent pleas for help from Pacific island nations. With growing urgency, the effects of climate change were felt around the world in 2021.

|
(Pexels / Madison Inouye)

The National Weather Service on Tuesday said that as of 12:10 p.m., one-tenth of an inch of snow had been recorded at O’Hare Airport — Chicago’s official weather site — making the first measurable snowfall in 287 days.

|
(Patty Wetli / WTTW News)

The National Weather Service is forecasting a "burst of wet snow" on Tuesday and a chance of light snow on Wednesday, which could bring Chicago's snow-free streak to an end.

|
A tornado approaches Interstate 80 near Atlantic, Iowa, as a semi truck rolls eastward on Wednesday, Dec. 15, 2021. (Bryon Houlgrave/The Des Moines Register via AP)

At least 45 tornadoes have been preliminarily confirmed in the Dec. 15 storms that crossed the Great Plains and Midwest amid unseasonably warm temperatures.

|
(Srikanta H. U / Unsplash)

Chicago has never gone this late in the year without a measurable snowfall, and there's no sign of the white stuff in sight.

|
Numerous Chicagoans woke up to scenes of downed tree limbs like this one in Lincoln Square after strong winds blew through the region. Dec. 16, 2021. (Patty Wetli / WTTW News)

Wednesday saw record high temperatures across the region, wind gusts above 60 miles per hour and even the smell of smoke, which rode in on winds all the way from brush fires in Kansas.

|
(Linus Schutz / Pixabay)

A 50-year record could fall Wednesday as the temperature in Chicago is expected to reach the mid- to upper-60s, according to the National Weather Service. The warmest Dec. 15 to date was 64 degrees in 1971.