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Passing Showers, Storms Friday But Weekend Improvement On The Way

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Friday will play out in a similar fashion to Thursday: lots of clouds and humid conditions with widely scattered, disorganized showers and thunderstorms. Any thunderstorm could be on the strong side during the afternoon hours. The very slow-moving cold front will not completely cross the area until mid-afternoon Saturday so we have to allow for spotty precipitation until that point. Drier air will make for a pleasant evening Saturday. Sunday will be a fine summer day with a good deal ... More>>

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What Are The "Dog" Days Of Summer?

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We just finished with what is commonly known as the "dog days of summer". Did you know that this term actually originated because of an astronomical event and not a meteorological one? In ancient times, astronomers (in the northern hemisphere) noted that the "dog star", Sirius, was not visible for much of July and early August. Sirius was said to be "with the sun" and the thought was that the brightest star in the night sky joined forces with the sun to c... More>>

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  • US vows to work more closely with states to fight wildfires

    US vows to work more closely with states to fight wildfires

    Friday, August 17 2018 1:31 AM EDT2018-08-17 05:31:30 GMT
    (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite). Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue, joined at right by Sen. Maria Cantwell, D-Wash., and Sen. Ron Wyden, D-Ore., discuss ways to improve the health of the forests and how to reduce wildfires, on Capitol Hill in Washin...(AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite). Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue, joined at right by Sen. Maria Cantwell, D-Wash., and Sen. Ron Wyden, D-Ore., discuss ways to improve the health of the forests and how to reduce wildfires, on Capitol Hill in Washin...
    The Trump administration is pledging to work more closely with state and local officials to prevent wildfires and fight those choking California and other western states.More >>
    The Trump administration is pledging to work more closely with state and local officials to prevent wildfires and fight those choking California and other western states.More >>
  • Record-breaking fire tornado killed California firefighter

    Record-breaking fire tornado killed California firefighter

    Friday, August 17 2018 1:30 AM EDT2018-08-17 05:30:42 GMT
    (AP Photo/John Locher,File). FILE - In this Aug. 11, 2018 file photo Gary Parmely, father of Jeremy Stoke of the Redding Fire Department, visits a memorial for his son, in Redding, Calif. Officials say Stoke the first firefighter to die battling a Nort...(AP Photo/John Locher,File). FILE - In this Aug. 11, 2018 file photo Gary Parmely, father of Jeremy Stoke of the Redding Fire Department, visits a memorial for his son, in Redding, Calif. Officials say Stoke the first firefighter to die battling a Nort...
    Officials say a firefighter who died helping people evacuate a Northern California blaze was killed by a fire tornado that at one point reached a temperature of 2,700 degrees Fahrenheit.More >>
    Officials say a firefighter who died helping people evacuate a Northern California blaze was killed by a fire tornado that at one point reached a temperature of 2,700 degrees Fahrenheit.More >>
  • Vital US reservoir OK for now, but shortages are looming

    Vital US reservoir OK for now, but shortages are looming

    Thursday, August 16 2018 2:02 PM EDT2018-08-16 18:02:30 GMT
    (AP Photo/John Locher, File). FILE - In this May 18, 2015, file photo, water intake pipes that were once underwater sit above the water line along Lake Mead near Boulder City, Nev. U.S. government water managers said Wednesday, Aug. 15, 2018, that Lake...(AP Photo/John Locher, File). FILE - In this May 18, 2015, file photo, water intake pipes that were once underwater sit above the water line along Lake Mead near Boulder City, Nev. U.S. government water managers said Wednesday, Aug. 15, 2018, that Lake...
    U.S. government water managers say a vital reservoir on the Colorado River will be able to meet the demands of Mexico and Southwestern U.S. states for the next 13 months, but a looming shortage could trigger...More >>
    U.S. government water managers say a vital reservoir on the Colorado River will be able to meet the demands of Mexico and Southwestern U.S. states for the next 13 months, but a looming shortage could trigger cutbacks in late 2019.More >>
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