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Weathering The Storm 2014

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  • Fewer showers

    July 23, 2014

    Rain chances go on the downslide while temperatures rise into the weekend.

    Forecast Summary: As warmer and drier air filters in aloft thanks to a building upper level ridge, our shower and storm chances will thin out. With some lingering energy in the mid-levels, an isolated shower or storm will be... more »

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  • Heat before relief

    July 24, 2014

    Showers and thunderstorms will become less numerous today compared to Tuesday and Wednesday, though some isolated activity is still expected. In the meantime, skies will continue to feature a lot of blue early and some clouds by afternoon. Thermometers will warm into the lower 90s again. Tonight, look for... more »
  • Pat Shingleton: "Dog Tired"

    July 23, 2014

    Canis Major or Sirius was designated the "Dog Star" by ancient astronomers. As noted in a previous column, Romans believed that Sirius rose at sunrise, convinced this star was the cause of hot, sultry weather. To appease the rage of Sirius and believing that the star created the weather pattern,... more »