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2008-07-11 12:00:41

By Jason Meisner, Chicago Tribune Jul. 11--A line of powerful thunderstorms swept through the Chicago area Thursday night, knocking out power to thousands of customers and causing delays of more than 90 minutes at the city's airports. Fueled by humid air and temperatures in the 80s, the storms fired north of Chicago and began to cross into Illinois from the Wisconsin state line late Thursday afternoon, National Weather Service meteorologist Chris Gitro said. As it headed south out of...

2006-02-12 15:05:01

By Jason Szep BOSTON (Reuters) - The biggest snowstorm of the season belted the northeastern United States on Sunday, sinking New York City in its second-deepest snow on record, shutting airports, snarling traffic and bringing joy to ski resorts. As much as 24.8 inches of snow fell in New York's Central Park, only two inches shy of the city's worst blizzard on December 26, 1947, which killed 77 people, according to the National Weather Service and city archives. "Make no mistake...


Word of the Day
call-note
  • The call or cry of a bird or other animal to its mate or its young.
'Call-note' is newer than 'bird-call,' which originally referred to 'an instrument for imitating the note of birds' but now also refers to 'the song or cry of a bird.'
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