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Pat Shingleton: "Heat Waves and Other Waves..."
In the United States, between 175 and 200 people die because of heat waves. Last year 94 Americans lost their lives due to heat related events. During the Dust Bowl... More >>
1 day ago Friday, July 20 2018 Jul 20, 2018 Friday, July 20, 2018 10:29:16 PM CDT July 20, 2018 in Pat Shingleton Column
A strong ridge of high pressure will remain parked between Baton Rouge and Dallas, Texas, punching very hot, humid weather into all levels of the atmosphere. Daytime highs will hit... More >>
2 days ago Thursday, July 19 2018 Jul 19, 2018 Thursday, July 19, 2018 9:41:58 PM CDT July 19, 2018 in Pat Shingleton Column
The National Severe Storms Forecast Center analyzes tornadoes and over the last 150 years, have documented some oddities. In 1842, Elias Loomis shot a chicken out of a gun to... More >>
3 days ago Wednesday, July 18 2018 Jul 18, 2018 Wednesday, July 18, 2018 10:55:10 PM CDT July 18, 2018 in Pat Shingleton Column

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In the 1800s, a Chinese-American gardener found a sapling near an orchard brush pile. His labor of love included a... More >>
2 weeks ago Saturday, July 07 2018 Jul 7, 2018 Saturday, July 07, 2018 9:00:00 AM CDT July 07, 2018 in Pat Shingleton Column
Similar to last night between 9:00 PM and 9:40 pm a strong cell initiated enough instability and rotation to constitute... More >>
2 weeks ago Friday, July 06 2018 Jul 6, 2018 Friday, July 06, 2018 9:00:00 AM CDT July 06, 2018 in Pat Shingleton Column
Remembering my "younger" years on the 4th of July as Independence Day included a large backyard picnic. Wash tubs, stocked... More >>
2 weeks ago Wednesday, July 04 2018 Jul 4, 2018 Wednesday, July 04, 2018 9:00:00 AM CDT July 04, 2018 in Pat Shingleton Column
The Bishop of Winchester died July 2, 862. The Benedictine monk requested an outside burial so the rain would fall... More >>
2 weeks ago Tuesday, July 03 2018 Jul 3, 2018 Tuesday, July 03, 2018 9:00:00 AM CDT July 03, 2018 in Pat Shingleton Column
On June 30, 1908, riders on the Trans-Siberian railroad witnessed a fireball as bright as the sun streaking across the... More >>
3 weeks ago Saturday, June 30 2018 Jun 30, 2018 Saturday, June 30, 2018 9:00:00 AM CDT June 30, 2018 in Pat Shingleton Column

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