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The swallows have returned to Capistrano, the buzzards have arrived in Hinckley, Ohio and we're on the look-out for the purple martins in Baton Rouge. Just after lunchtime today, Spring... More >>
2 weeks ago Wednesday, March 18 2020 Mar 18, 2020 Wednesday, March 18, 2020 10:35:12 PM CDT March 18, 2020 in Pat Shingleton Column
We’re 15 days away from the official start of Spring but with some “blooming” already underway as it appears the season has arrived. Prior to the vacuum cleaner and especially... More >>
1 month ago Wednesday, March 04 2020 Mar 4, 2020 Wednesday, March 04, 2020 11:16:53 PM CST March 04, 2020 in Pat Shingleton Column
Here are a few early March weather items of interest. On March 6, 1954, Florida received its greatest snowfall when four inches whitened the panhandle city of Milton while two... More >>
1 month ago Tuesday, March 03 2020 Mar 3, 2020 Tuesday, March 03, 2020 10:29:05 PM CST March 03, 2020 in Pat Shingleton Column

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Static charges occur more often in cold, dry weather. You may have noticed an increase in friction while getting in... More >>
1 month ago Wednesday, February 12 2020 Feb 12, 2020 Wednesday, February 12, 2020 9:00:00 AM CST February 12, 2020 in Pat Shingleton Column
We experienced lots of lightning Wednesday and lasted into Thursday morning...If we were visiting an area over the mouth of... More >>
1 month ago Thursday, February 06 2020 Feb 6, 2020 Thursday, February 06, 2020 9:00:00 AM CST February 06, 2020 in Pat Shingleton Column
Roger Peterson, an experienced pilot, did not have an instrument rating and piloted a plane on the fateful night of... More >>
2 months ago Wednesday, February 05 2020 Feb 5, 2020 Wednesday, February 05, 2020 9:00:00 AM CST February 05, 2020 in Pat Shingleton Column
Punxatawney Phil believers are not alone. This is the annual ploughing season in Thailand and during the Ploughing Ceremony two... More >>
2 months ago Tuesday, February 04 2020 Feb 4, 2020 Tuesday, February 04, 2020 9:00:00 AM CST February 04, 2020 in Pat Shingleton Column
Punxsutawney, Pennsylvania attracts thousands on February 2. Tourism has become one of the leading industries for this community, directly related... More >>
2 months ago Thursday, January 30 2020 Jan 30, 2020 Thursday, January 30, 2020 10:53:00 PM CST January 30, 2020 in Pat Shingleton Column

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