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In our weather briefings we attempt to provide our viewers and readers an opportunity to draw comparisons to previous storms. Our reports on Tuesday found neighbors helping neighbors in sand-bagging,... More >>
1 day ago June 20, 2017 Jun 20, 2017 Tuesday, June 20 2017 Tuesday, June 20, 2017 11:49:36 PM CDT in Pat Shingleton Column
On this date in 1882, Dubuque Iowa’s Monthly Weather Review noted that “frog-hail” was recorded following a thunderstorm. Residents reported that melting hailstones disclosed small living frogs while larger chunks... More >>
6 days ago June 15, 2017 Jun 15, 2017 Thursday, June 15 2017 Thursday, June 15, 2017 10:31:50 PM CDT in Pat Shingleton Column
As we become acclimated to the heat, we seek ways to cool down. Years ago, when the inflatable pool was “shot-up” with a B.B. gun from Doug Kelly, my Mom... More >>
1 week ago June 14, 2017 Jun 14, 2017 Wednesday, June 14 2017 Wednesday, June 14, 2017 10:29:15 PM CDT in Pat Shingleton Column

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On May 31, 1889, heavy rains brought the Little Conemaugh River in Pennsylvania to bank full. The force of the... More >>
3 weeks ago May 31, 2017 May 31, 2017 Wednesday, May 31 2017 Wednesday, May 31, 2017 4:10:00 AM CDT in Pat Shingleton Column
From the mid-west to the Ohio Valley, it’s the season for “heat-bursts.” A weather phenomena that generates 100 M.P.H. blasts... More >>
3 weeks ago May 30, 2017 May 30, 2017 Tuesday, May 30 2017 Tuesday, May 30, 2017 4:10:00 AM CDT in Pat Shingleton Column
From the mid-west to the Ohio Valley, it’s the season for “heat-bursts.” A weather phenomena that generates 100 M.P.H. blasts... More >>
3 weeks ago May 29, 2017 May 29, 2017 Monday, May 29 2017 Monday, May 29, 2017 11:00:00 PM CDT in Pat Shingleton Column
Our late "Mum" would refer to Memorial Day as "Decoration Day" where visitations to grave sites included the placement of... More >>
3 weeks ago May 26, 2017 May 26, 2017 Friday, May 26 2017 Friday, May 26, 2017 11:00:00 PM CDT in Pat Shingleton Column
Luke Howard was the first to classify clouds in London in 1820. He also identified urban heat islands 200 years... More >>
4 weeks ago May 25, 2017 May 25, 2017 Thursday, May 25 2017 Thursday, May 25, 2017 4:10:00 AM CDT in Pat Shingleton Column

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