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Chicago First Alert Weather: Wildfire smoke causing unhealthy air quality

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head

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US / hed /

UK / hɛd /

A1
  • noun
  • Counter for the number of cattle
  • Natural mental ability or intelligence
  • Leader or person with the greatest authority
  • Mind; mental ability; mental state
  • Side of a coin with a head on it
  • Top part of your body with eyes and a mouth
  • Starting point of something, e.g. a river
  • verb
  • To hit a ball with your head in a game
  • To be first or at the front or top (e.g. a list)
  • To travel or move toward a particular place; To go in a particular direction
  • To become the leader of something
  • To lead or be responsible for something

through

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US / θru: /

UK / θru /

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  • adjecitve
  • having finished using or doing something
  • adverb
  • From the beginning of something until the end
  • preposition
  • Over, in, across an entire thing or place
  • Allowing you to pass between, or to
  • By a particular way or process; by the use of

for

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US / fə(r) /

UK / fɔr,fə /

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  • preposition
  • Used to show the purpose, or need of something

though

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US / ðəu /

UK / ðo /

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  • adverb
  • Although, despite the fact that

hour

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US / 'aʊə(r) /

UK / aʊr /

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  • noun
  • 60 minutes
  • Particular time of the day
  • Fixed, regularly occurring time

hancock

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UK / ˈhæŋkɑːk /

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breathing

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US / ˈbri:ðɪŋ /

UK / ˈbriðɪŋ /

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  • verb
  • To move air into and out of your lungs
  • To say something very softly
  • To stop moving so one can rest

much

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US / mʌtʃ /

UK / mʌtʃ /

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  • adjecitve
  • Very; to a high level or degree
  • adverb
  • A lot; large amount; a high degree of
  • Nearly; basically
  • On many occasions; often
  • noun
  • A large amount; a great quantity

well

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US / wel /

UK / wɛl /

A1
  • adjecitve
  • Being in a fortunate, good condition or state
  • Healthy and in good condition
  • adverb
  • In an acceptable, proper, or successful manner
  • In a complete, total, or full manner
  • A great and considerable degree
  • In a successful way, in a good or satisfactory way
  • exclamation
  • Used to begin or continue a particular statement
  • Used to show you want to start saying something
  • Used to express that you are waiting for a reply
  • You say this to change the topic of a conversation
  • Used to indicate you are making a final remark
  • noun
  • Long deep hole in the ground to get water
  • verb
  • To cause your eyes to fill with tears

warm

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US / wɔ:m /

UK / wɔrm /

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  • adjecitve
  • Friendly, sincere and kind to others
  • Being friendly or sincere
  • Slightly hot; not very hot
  • verb
  • To become more friendly or to like something
  • To make something hotter

surface

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US / 'sɜ:fɪs /

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  • adjecitve
  • Of the top layer; not deep or meaningful
  • noun
  • Top layer of the ground or of water
  • Nature or emotions that show, but may not be true
  • Outside or upper layer of something
  • verb
  • To give (road) a top layer
  • To appear after being hidden, unseen, or unknown
  • To come to the top of something; emerge
  • To come to the top level of water, mud, etc.

park

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US / pɑ:k /

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  • noun
  • Person's name
  • Public green area in a town for exercise, relaxing
  • Field upon which a sport is played, e.g. baseball
  • verb
  • To stay still without moving
  • To leave your car, bike in a certain place

nascar

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US / ˈnæsˌkɑː /

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  • abbreviation
  • National Association for Stock Car Auto Racing.

make

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  • noun
  • Product made by a particular company; brand
  • verb
  • To arrange or prepare something e.g. dinner
  • To get to (a place) on time
  • To gain the status of (teacher, lawyer, etc.)
  • To create something by putting things together
  • To earn a certain amount of money at a job
  • To cause or force a person to do something
  • To cause something to happen or be formed

partly

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US / ˈpɑ:tli /

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  • adverb
  • In part; not completely

level

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US / 'levl /

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  • adjecitve
  • (Sports) equal to another
  • Being steady and determined (e.g. a voice)
  • noun
  • Specific height of something
  • Amount of ability you have compared to others
  • Floor or deck within a building
  • Tool used to determine if something is lying flat
  • verb
  • To aim a gun at someone
  • To destroy a building; flatten an area completely
  • To make things flat or even
  • To make a score equal to another, in sports

into

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US / 'ɪntə /

UK / ˈɪntu /

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  • preposition
  • Moving or going inside something
  • In the same direction as; in the direction of
  • So as to become; taking the state of

you

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US / jʊ /

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  • pronoun
  • Person someone is speaking or writing to
  • Person or people in general

sunny

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US / 'sʌnɪ /

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  • adjecitve
  • Feeling or being cheerful, happy, and friendly
  • When the sun is bright in the sky

fine

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  • adjecitve
  • Good, acceptable or satisfactory
  • Of high quality; made with great skill
  • In a careful or exact manner; into small pieces
  • Being of high quality
  • Good; okay; no problem
  • (Of weather) good; not raining
  • noun
  • Money you have to pay because you broke a rule
  • verb
  • To pay money because you broke a law

fog

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US / fɒg /

UK / fɔ:g /

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  • noun
  • Cloudy air that makes seeing things difficult
  • verb
  • To have water drops on it so you cannot see out

this

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US / ðɪs /

UK / ðɪs /

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  • adjecitve
  • Used to indicate something already been discussed
  • Used to indicate something happening around now
  • adverb
  • An indication by a physical motion or gesture
  • A specific amount of
  • determiner
  • Person, thing, or idea near you
  • pronoun
  • Person, thing that has already been discussed

across

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US / əˈkrɔs /

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  • adverb
  • Distance from one side to another
  • (Go) from one side to the other of something

the

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US / ðə /

UK / ðə /

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  • article
  • Used to refer to something already mentioned
  • Used to show there is only one of something
  • determiner
  • Used to describe all of a family

smoker

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US / 'sməʊkə(r) /

UK / ˈsmokɚ /

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  • noun
  • Device that exposes food to smoke as it cooks
  • Person who smokes cigarettes, etc.

little

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  • adjecitve
  • Being short in length of time
  • Not great in size, amount, or degree; small
  • Being very young or younger than others
  • adverb
  • By an amount or degree that is not very much
  • Not often; rarely
  • noun
  • A person's name

race

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US / reɪs /

UK / res /

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  • noun
  • Speed contest between people, animals or vehicles
  • People who share physical features or culture
  • verb
  • To take part in a running or swimming competition
  • To move or go at a very fast pace
  • To take someone, something to a place very quickly

while

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US / waɪl /

UK / hwaɪl, waɪl /

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  • conjunction
  • In spite of the fact that; although
  • During the time that; at the same time
  • noun
  • Short amount of time

sunday

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UK / ˈsʌndi, -ˌde /

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  • noun
  • Seventh day of the week, the day after Saturday

once

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US / wʌns /

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  • adverb
  • One time; one instance
  • At a time in the past
  • conjunction
  • When; as soon as

probably

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US / ˈprɒbəbli /

UK / ˈprɑbəbli /

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  • adverb
  • That is likely to happen or be true

will

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  • noun
  • Desire or choice of someone
  • Document saying who gets your money when you die
  • Strong desire to do something; determination
  • Desire to do something; strong wish to do
  • other
  • Used with verbs to express the future
  • verb
  • To leave property to someone after your death
  • To use mental effort to make something happen
  • Am (is, are) likely to do
  • To influence someone to do something
  • To make something happen by strongly wanting it

smoky

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US / 'sməʊkɪ /

UK / ˈsmoki /

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  • adjecitve
  • (Room) full of smoke
  • Being suggestive of smoke in appearance or taste
  • Giving off clouds of smoke

mchenry

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monday

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US / ˈmʌndeɪ /

UK / ˈmʌndeɪ /

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  • noun
  • Second day of the week; the day after Sunday

day

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US / deɪ /

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  • noun
  • A period of 24 hours beginning at midnight
  • The period of time when it is light outside
  • Person's name

thick

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  • adjecitve
  • Difficult to see through, as fog
  • Full of (people, etc.)
  • (Of a liquid) that moves or pours slowly
  • Stupid; not smart
  • (Of person's accent) hard to understand
  • Having a large distance between two surfaces

here

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  • adverb
  • In this place; at this location, position or time

concern

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UK / kənˈsɚn /

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  • noun
  • Company, firm or business
  • Feeling of worry or anxiety
  • verb
  • To be about a particular topic
  • To have a direct impact on someone
  • To be responsible or mixed up in; to be involved
  • To feel worry or anxiety

area

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US / 'eərɪə /

UK / ˈɛriə /

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  • noun
  • Amount of measured space
  • A specific section or space; part of a region
  • A subject or field of study

legend

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US / 'ledʒənd /

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  • noun
  • List of explanations of symbols on map, etc.
  • Person famous for doing something very well
  • Old story generally believed, although not proven

finally

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US / ˈfaɪnəli /

UK / ˈfaɪnəli /

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  • adverb
  • used especially at the beginning of a sentence to introduce the last point or idea
  • After a long time or some difficulty

thursday

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  • noun
  • Fourth day of the week; the day after Wednesday

temperature

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US / ˈtemprətʃə(r) /

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  • noun
  • When you your body heat is above normal
  • How hot or cold something is, e.g. the weather

out

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US / aʊt /

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  • adverb
  • No longer stylish (e.g. fashion)
  • Away from home, business, or the usual place
  • In a direction/movement away from inside or center
  • noun
  • Act when a batter cannot continue playing
  • verb
  • To tell people a secret

from

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US / frəm /

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  • preposition
  • Starting at a particular place, time or level

picture

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  • noun
  • General situation or state of being
  • Mental image of what something is or looks like
  • Movie; film
  • Painting, drawing or photograph on paper or screen
  • verb
  • To understand or imagine something
  • To imagine someone or something in an image

knock

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  • noun
  • Bad experience that reduces a person's confidence
  • Action of something solid hitting something hard
  • verb
  • To criticize someone in an unreasonable way
  • To hit something to get people's attention
  • To strike something hard, causing damage

leave

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US / li:v /

UK / liv /

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  • noun
  • Permission to do something
  • Vacation time; time off work
  • verb
  • To go away from; depart
  • To gift property to someone after you die
  • To allow something to continue happening
  • To let something remain unused or available
  • To let something or someone remain somewhere

lighten

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  • verb
  • To make (something) weigh less

mostly

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  • adverb
  • In large part; mainly or chiefly

kid

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US / kɪd /

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  • adjecitve
  • Made from young goat skin
  • noun
  • Child or young person
  • Young goat
  • verb
  • To make fun of someone in a gentle way; to tease

early

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  • adjecitve
  • Happening or appearing before
  • adverb
  • Coming/happening before others in a time sequence
  • Happening sooner than expected

hope

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  • noun
  • When you wish something will happen; what you wish
  • verb
  • To expect and want something to happen

and

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US / ənd /

UK / ənd, ən,ænd /

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  • conjunction
  • Used to refer to two or more things
  • Plus; in addition; on top of that
  • Used to introduce an action that follows another

back

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  • adjecitve
  • Farthest from the front e.g. in a classroom
  • adverb
  • Have returned to a place you were before
  • noun
  • The part of a chair that the upper body leans upon
  • Location at the rear of something
  • The reverse of side something
  • Area on the rear of your body
  • verb
  • To bet money on something
  • To go backwards in a car
  • To support and encourage someone or some cause

another

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US / əˈnʌðə(r) /

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  • adjecitve
  • One more, but not this
  • determiner
  • One more added
  • pronoun
  • One more (thing)

wave

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US / weɪv /

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  • noun
  • Movement of sound, air or energy
  • Deep and strong emotion that is suddenly felt
  • Slightly curved shape in hair
  • Frequency of movement of objects together
  • Up and down movement of water in a lake or sea
  • Signal with your hand to say hello or goodbye
  • verb
  • To cause to move side to side or back and forth
  • To swing back and forth as a result of the wind
  • To move your hand or arm to say hello or goodbye

think

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  • verb
  • To have an idea about something without certainty
  • To have an idea, opinion or belief about something

particulate

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  • verb
  • Microscopic particle

come

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  • verb
  • To arrive at a place
  • (Of mail) to be delivered
  • To move toward someone; go with someone
  • To reach a certain point or state

clear

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  • adjecitve
  • Empty; without anything in it or on it
  • Being certain and without doubt
  • Being without any streaks, spots, or cracks
  • Easy to understand; well-explained; obvious
  • adverb
  • Completely; entirely; through the whole of
  • Away from; free from
  • verb
  • To recover from or remove a problem
  • To get rid of the entire contents of
  • To give permission for something to happen
  • To make a place or surface empty by removing
  • To prove that someone is not guilty or to blame

chicago

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  • proper noun
  • A city in northeastern Illinois, on Lake Michigan; population 2,853,114 (est. 2008). Chicago develop

smoke

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US / sməʊk /

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  • noun
  • Grey gas from fires and cigarettes
  • Fog of air coming from e.g. a cigarette, fire
  • verb
  • To give off a cloud of grey gas from burning
  • To add a taste to food by putting it near a fire
  • To breathe in through a cigarette, etc.

see

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US / si: /

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  • verb
  • To go on a date with someone
  • To predict whether something is, or will be true
  • To understand what someone says
  • To use your eyes to look at something
  • To visit a place often for sightseeing or pleasure
  • To visit or meet with someone
  • To find out by waiting or looking
  • To watch (a game, movie or TV show)

aloft

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  • adjecitve
  • High in the air or high above the ground

with

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  • preposition
  • As an employee of a certain company
  • Against something or someone
  • By using something as a means
  • Due to; because of
  • Including
  • Possessing as a feature
  • Related to
  • (Of the manner/attitude by which you do something)
  • Used to express that people or things are together

dangerous

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US / ˈdeɪndʒərəs /

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  • adjecitve
  • Involving the chance of hurt or damage; risky

western

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US / ˈwestən /

UK / ˈwestərn /

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  • adjecitve
  • Movies often about cowboys in the American West
  • Coming from, found in, or facing towards the west

tonight

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  • adverb
  • Night following this day
  • noun
  • This evening; the night of today

have

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  • verb
  • To drink, smoke, eat or use something
  • To experience the effects of something
  • To organize an event, or join in an activity
  • To own, possess, or hold something
  • To cause to happen or produce a particular effect

foggy

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  • adjecitve
  • With cloudy air that makes seeing things difficult

before

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  • adverb
  • At a time earlier than the present; previously
  • conjunction
  • In advance of something happening
  • preposition
  • In front of someone or something

air

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  • noun
  • Mixture of gases around the earth that we breathe
  • A person's manner intended to impress others
  • verb
  • To expose to the outside, to dry or freshen
  • To broadcast a TV or radio show
  • To open a subject to discussion and debate

mean

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US / mi:n /

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  • adjecitve
  • Being good at
  • Nasty; unkind
  • Not liking to spend money; cheap; stingy
  • noun
  • Average of a set of numbers
  • verb
  • To express a particular idea or thought
  • To intend to do something in particular
  • To have a particular meaning or value

great

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US / ɡreɪt /

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  • adjecitve
  • Very large in size
  • Very important
  • Very good; fantastic; wonderful
  • adverb
  • Very good; better than before
  • noun
  • Successful and well-admired person

wildfire

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  • noun
  • Raging and rapidly spreading large fire

what

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  • pronoun
  • Thing or things that; the same kind as
  • Used to emphasize something you are about to say
  • adjecitve
  • Used to refer to a particular amount, or number
  • Used to place emphasis on a particular quality
  • adverb
  • To a certain degree
  • determiner
  • Question words used for asking for information
  • exclamation
  • Used to express excitement, shock, or surprise
  • Used to ask people to repeat something they said

that

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US / ðæt /

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  • adjecitve
  • The person or thing being talked about
  • Used to identify something both the speakers know
  • adverb
  • Used to reinforce adjectives and adverbs
  • To such a degree
  • conjunction
  • Used to connect a noun clause
  • Used to introduce an adverbial clause
  • Used to introduce a noun clause
  • determiner
  • Used as a noun to refer to something
  • pronoun
  • Referring an object far away
  • Used to refer to the relative pronoun ‘which’

like

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  • adjecitve
  • Being equal in status or kind to something else
  • Similar; the same
  • adverb
  • For example
  • preposition
  • Used as a filler; used to ad emphasis
  • In a way similar to the way something is done
  • Such as; for example
  • verb
  • To want to
  • To find something pleasing; to prefer something

about

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  • adverb
  • To be ready to; going to
  • Nearly; approximately; roughly
  • Near; next to; close to
  • In every direction; in the area of
  • preposition
  • Concerning or of (a topic)

again

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US / ə'ɡen /

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  • adverb
  • One more time, once more

ground

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  • noun
  • Connection of electrical equipment to earth
  • Place where people play particular sports
  • Solid surface of the earth that we stand on
  • verb
  • To break (coffee, etc.) into tiny bits with machine
  • To make loud jarring noise by pressing hard
  • To make sharp or smooth through friction
  • To press together with force making a sound
  • To punish someone by not allowing them to go out
  • To hit the bottom
  • (Of boat) to hit the bottom so it cannot move
  • To prevent a plane from taking off
  • To place the ball over the goal line in rugby

stay

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  • noun
  • Legal order to stop or delay an action
  • Strong rope or wire that supports a ship's mast
  • Period of time spent living in or visiting a place
  • verb
  • To keep trying without giving up
  • To remain in the same place and not move away
  • To spend time visiting a place or someone's home

right

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  • adjecitve
  • Correct or true
  • The south side of you looking at the rising sun
  • adverb
  • Exactly in a place or time
  • Being appropriate for a particular event
  • In a straight or direct manner
  • noun
  • Something you are legally or morally allowed to do
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  • Introduction to Video Content
  • The current weather conditions in Chicago are being heavily affected by wildfire smoke, resulting in unhealthy air quality. The smoke has settled at ground level, causing visibility issues and creating a fog-like appearance in certain areas, such as Oakbrook. This smoky air is not only unpleasant, but also poses health risks even for non-smokers. Breathing in the smoke exposes individuals to fine particulate matter, which can be extremely dangerous. The surface smoke forecast shows that the situation is quite severe, with high levels of wildfire smoke present at ground level. Although there may be some improvement later in the day, the smoke is expected to persist in the atmosphere tomorrow as well. Temperatures today will reach around 67-68 degrees Fahrenheit at O'Hare and Midway airports respectively. However, visibility will remain low throughout the area, resembling a foggy morning. It is important to note that the haze is not caused by actual fog, and this becomes evident as you travel further west into Illinois. A view from the Hancock building reveals that DeSable Lakeshore Drive is heavily affected by the smoky air. Despite the mostly sunny weather, the presence of smoke will create a haziness in the atmosphere. It is advised to be cautious while going outdoors and to expect the smell of smoke in the air.
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  • So the wildfire smoke is going to be with us for a while here.
  • Our concern is that today we see it at ground level.
  • Look at this picture out at Oakbrook.
  • I mean, we're really, it's like we're socked in the fog here.
  • Uh, but we're not.
  • This is wildfire smoke that is knocking down visibility across the area.
  • Our smoky air around here makes it unhealthy.
  • Are you a smoker?
  • If you're not a smoker, you will be today to some degree.
  • And that's no kidding.
  • You're breathing in the smoke with a very, very fine particulate in it, which is very dangerous for you.
  • You're taking a look at our surface smoke forecast.
  • This is right now.
  • I mean, we're in the thick of things here.
  • As you can see, this is right here on the legends.
  • So you're up in the high category for wildfire smoke at ground level.
  • This is 8 30 in the morning, lightens up a little bit and then you have another wave that comes through as well before finally the bluish area, which is what you're looking for, comes in as we head into the evening hours tonight.
  • But again, we'll still have it aloft as we go into the day tomorrow.
  • So today we're looking at 67 degrees at O'Hare, 68 degrees at Midway.
  • Visibility is down across the area.
  • Uh, 66 at Elwood Park, 65 at Skokie Tinley Park of 64 Plainfield, 63 degrees.
  • Look at the visibilities.
  • It's like we have a foggy morning in Chicago.
  • Once again, it's not fog, and you can see it clear up is go well west of our viewing area out into western Illinois.
  • View from the Hancock shows that DeSable Lakeshore Drive is socked in pretty well with that smoky air temperatures today get up to about 77 degrees, mostly sunny but hazy, and you will have the smoke coming down to ground level.
  • And as Jackie said earlier, when you leave the house this morning, you'll probably smell it in the air.
  • 85 degrees tomorrow at McHenry, 80 at the loop, 85 degrees at Midway and partly cloudy skies.
  • Hazy once again with some wildfire smoke that we hope stays aloft tomorrow.
  • 78 today, 83 as we warm things up tomorrow and then Thursday, 89 with a chance for scattered storms Friday, a storm chance with 83 and Saturday, a chance for storms.
  • I don't think it'll be quite as great as 40%.
  • We do have race qualifying and practices for NASCAR on Saturday.
  • You can't rule out a shower, though Sunday.
  • Much better for the main race, 84 degrees and then 86 degrees on Monday.
  • Back to you.