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Luke Howard was the first to classify clouds in London in 1820. He also identified urban heat islands 200 years ago, suggesting that buildings, people and industry create isolated areas... More >>
1 day ago May 24, 2017 May 24, 2017 Wednesday, May 24 2017 Wednesday, May 24, 2017 10:30:53 PM CDT in Pat Shingleton Column
Over the years readers and watchers have offered a few weather sayings such as: "Catchy drawer and sticky door, coming rain will pour and pour." This little ditty may be... More >>
2 days ago May 23, 2017 May 23, 2017 Tuesday, May 23 2017 Tuesday, May 23, 2017 10:30:02 PM CDT in Pat Shingleton Column
You may have heard us mention a sea-breezse front during our weathercasts. A visit to the Gulf coast will also afford a sea-breeze experience. Sea-breezes are most powerful along the... More >>
2 days ago May 22, 2017 May 22, 2017 Monday, May 22 2017 Monday, May 22, 2017 10:59:42 PM CDT in Pat Shingleton Column

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Dew is water that is condensed onto grass and other objects near the ground. There's a folktale or two about... More >>
2 weeks ago May 11, 2017 May 11, 2017 Thursday, May 11 2017 Thursday, May 11, 2017 4:15:00 AM CDT in Pat Shingleton Column
We've experienced two days of chunky air quality necessitating Ozone Action Days. These are initiated by the Department of Environmental... More >>
2 weeks ago May 09, 2017 May 9, 2017 Tuesday, May 09 2017 Tuesday, May 09, 2017 4:15:00 AM CDT in Pat Shingleton Column
Pilot or pibal balloons were one of the first methods of determining the condition of winds-aloft. These balloon observations were... More >>
2 weeks ago May 06, 2017 May 6, 2017 Saturday, May 06 2017 Saturday, May 06, 2017 4:10:00 AM CDT in Pat Shingleton Column
The Pacific Institute reported that China is the most dammed nation in the world, followed by the United States, India,... More >>
2 weeks ago May 05, 2017 May 5, 2017 Friday, May 05 2017 Friday, May 05, 2017 4:15:00 AM CDT in Pat Shingleton Column
The timing on the recent thundershowers have provided a beneficial dose of nitrogen to our Spring gardens. Folks are forwarding... More >>
3 weeks ago May 04, 2017 May 4, 2017 Thursday, May 04 2017 Thursday, May 04, 2017 4:15:00 AM CDT in Pat Shingleton Column

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